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The Latest on Bubba Cat

Here’s the latest with Bubba.

The three days he took Onsior, he did well.  Then several days later he was back to his old fearful self.

Saturday morning he peed in the cat bed.

Saturday night he peed in Jen’s bed. Uh oh!

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Sleepy little Bubba Cat

So Monday morning Jen called the vet and talked options.

Bubba started the Adequan shots Monday afternoon. He’ll get two a week for four weeks, then a maintenance shot once a month. At approximately $25 a shot, it’s doable. He’ll also take Onsior as needed, and no more frequently than every other day while the Adequan has time to work.

If the Adequan doesn’t help him, there’s not much else Jen can realistically do for him. So despite her misgivings about using this drug, she is, and she’s hoping it can offer him some healing that will bring about pain relief.

He's hanging with the Rumpster!

That silly kitty!

In other news, Bubba has decided I’m to be his new best friend. Whenever I’m in the room he comes running to me, and he likes to hang out beside me. I don’t encourage such behavior, but I’m not actively discouraging it either.

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Discussion

46 thoughts on “The Latest on Bubba Cat

  1. Cats peeing around is always a bad thing. Hope you can get it under control.

    Posted by Emmadog | April 9, 2014, 5:46 AM
    • Jen is thinking he’s doing it out of fear because he’s in pain. Because he wasn’t acting fearful when he was on the Onsior. But Onsior is a post-op med and can’t be used long-term for pain relief.

      Posted by rumpydog | April 9, 2014, 5:50 AM
  2. Sending my best wishes for Bubba. Rumpy, a little hug from now and then might be appreciated at his current situation. ;-)

    Posted by marina kanavaki | April 9, 2014, 5:59 AM
  3. It is nice that you are being Bubba’s friend ,I think he needs you right now ,I also think he feels secure around you.So thanks for being his friend..<3

    Posted by louie | April 9, 2014, 6:00 AM
  4. Poor Bubba….we’re sending hugs…

    Pam and Sam

    Posted by onespoiledcat | April 9, 2014, 6:00 AM
  5. My love and hugs to lovely Bubba :) I missed you

    Posted by niasunset | April 9, 2014, 6:09 AM
  6. Thank you for the update. Since Bubba lost DeDe he needs a friend and is probably still in mourning. It’s good that you are accepting him. One more thing you can do for him – give him lots of hugs and licks for me.

    Posted by Hi folks. It's BJ Pup | April 9, 2014, 6:13 AM
  7. Hope the new drug works. Give Bubba a hug from us.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | April 9, 2014, 6:16 AM
  8. Rumpy, Bubba feels safe with you so let’s hope his closeness is a good thing. Maybe your bravery can rub off and he’ll feel okay? Paws crossed.

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | April 9, 2014, 6:17 AM
  9. Rumpy I am so proud of do your best to help Bubba he needs you now and you are doing Jen a huge favour!

    Posted by willowdot21 | April 9, 2014, 6:29 AM
  10. Dearest Rumpy. Thank you for posting this update about Bubba, as our household has been wondering. C is so happy that you have been able to be of some comfort to Bubba during this difficult time; challenging periods really show us who we love, and who loves us. Although the feline members of this household always object to ideas that are not their own, upon being polled, they strongly feel that Bubba should cooperate with Jen in regards to her efforts to follow medical advice. All of your family is in our prayers

    Posted by cgp & the terrible trio of felines (Raleigh, Rikki and Triss) | April 9, 2014, 6:37 AM
  11. Bubba I cross my paws that you can solve the problem together. I hope the Adequan will chase away the pains.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | April 9, 2014, 7:12 AM
  12. Poor Bubba….he must miss DeDe….I hope staying
    close to Rumpy will be a great help for him. Sending lots of loves to Bubba from Japan. xxxxx

    Posted by eripanwkevin | April 9, 2014, 7:39 AM
  13. Bubba must be having a lot of pain if he is peeing because of it. It is good you are his friend.

    Posted by Dennis Rogers | April 9, 2014, 7:58 AM
  14. Well done for being a pal Rumpy, gentle healing strokes for Bubba. X

    Posted by Jane Thorne | April 9, 2014, 8:04 AM
  15. Aww….sending best wishes for Bubba. Cute that he is your new buddy though. Paws crossed that this helps him.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | April 9, 2014, 9:02 AM
  16. See? This is what happens when I am gone for a few months. Am I to understand that we have lost Dee Dee? So sad. I hope all gets better for Bubba. I once had a cat named Bubba. He was a real treat. I understand your reluctance to let him get too close but we know you are a grand dog, with a big heart.
    We too have had our losses though not because anyone passed. It seems that a 55 year old Angryman is not able to properly care for so many animals. You remember that Mic has one brother and four sisters as well as two dogs.
    One dog; Buddy was getting old and was unable to make the trip up and down the stairs and the other was very old and having similar issues. Also five of the six cats were urinating everywhere; partly due to my not being able to care for them all properly. So; after trying to solve these problems for over a year and failing, I finally broke down and arranged for all but the two male cats; Mick and Little Boy and both dogs to go to a strictly “No-Kill shelter nearby and they managed to find homes for them. It seems that they have people; volunteers who will take such old dogs in and are able to care for them properly. It was a very hard decision to make but for the best for everyone; I think.
    I miss them all but they really are better off with someone who can care for them.
    Interestingly; when all the cats (all siblings) were together; there was a lot of fighting and some of the peeing seemed to be due to jealousy and sibling rivalry. Since we are only two cats and an Angryman; both the boys have stopped peeing all over and are even able to accept each other getting attention. So; we hope all turns out well. The best thing I think we can say about lost friends is that they were friends; we had them. You can’t lose something you never had and therefore the loss is testament to our relationship.

    Posted by angrymanspeaks | April 9, 2014, 9:10 AM
  17. Whatever it takes Rumpy! These drugs were formulated for this sort of thing and if nothing else is working then this is when you turn to them. Hope Bubba adjusts, and glad you can be his buddy!

    Posted by Bernadette | April 9, 2014, 9:13 AM
  18. Hopefully Bubba starts feeling better soon.

    Posted by paigeandspaniels | April 9, 2014, 9:16 AM
  19. Rumpy first we admire you for comforting Bubba. He needs a friend Riput now. Adequan I have been on it for several years and it really helps. I was put on as puppy & then went a number of years with out. Was put back on 3 years ago when limp again became pronounced. I hope Bubba has a much luck. Sunny

    Posted by Juneau & Sunny | April 9, 2014, 9:50 AM
  20. I think Bubba feels safe near you, Rumpy. I hope he improves.

    Posted by Clowie | April 9, 2014, 10:23 AM
  21. I hope this will work for Bubba. Thank you for the update. I agree with Clowie, Bubba feels safe next to you. You are doing a good job to let him. Blessings to all of you.

    Posted by kanzensakura | April 9, 2014, 10:46 AM
  22. aw hon, it is great that Bubba feels comfortable with you, sometimes we need someone to just cuddle with. hope that Bubba starts feeling better (((hugs)))

    Posted by Cinnamon Chaisson | April 9, 2014, 10:49 AM
  23. Rumpy, you can help Bubba with your wuvwuvwuvwuv! xoxoxoxoxox to Bubba!

    Posted by Kuruk | April 9, 2014, 11:00 AM
  24. He’s lucky he has you there. Sending get well wishes!!

    Posted by 25castleson25clouds | April 9, 2014, 12:03 PM
  25. Fingers and paws crossed it works and helps Bubba. Such a sweet beddie bye photo. :-)

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | April 9, 2014, 1:01 PM
  26. Oh dear .. Best of luck with the weeing, my old kitty likes to keep me on my toes too.

    Posted by Julie's garden blog | April 9, 2014, 3:14 PM
  27. Bubba, we hope those shots help you feel better.

    Posted by The Island Cats | April 9, 2014, 3:24 PM
  28. You’re an awesome buddy, R. If I didn’t feel well, I would want to hang with you for a dose of good energies. Mom and I are sending healing thoughts and prayers to Bubba.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | April 9, 2014, 4:58 PM
  29. Poor Bubba, whee hope he feels better soon.

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | April 9, 2014, 5:31 PM
  30. Mom is very happy with the adequan results for Phantom, that is the same regimen he did to start. Our vet lets Mom buy two bottles at a time at a reduced price and they keep it at the vet’s for use each time Phantom goes for his injection. We hope it works well for Bubba.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

    Posted by The OP Pack | April 9, 2014, 7:43 PM
  31. Bingo, I think we have just figured out why Bubba might be behaving this way. He is missing his best friend. I hope the new drug works. Perhaps in time, with your help Rumpy, maybe that will solve the problem. I’m crossing my paws and purring that will happen.

    Posted by mariodacat | April 9, 2014, 8:16 PM
  32. We will keep our fingers and paws crossed that it will work.
    Marty and Mom

    Posted by Marty the Manx | April 9, 2014, 8:55 PM
  33. Rumpy, you’re a gem. Hard on the outside, and a big softie…

    Posted by EllaDee | April 10, 2014, 1:41 AM
  34. Bubba clearly feels very comforted by your presence, Rumpy! Being nice to kitties shows that we are true gentledogs!

    Woofs,
    Tommy (The Chans send purrs to Bubba)

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | April 10, 2014, 5:58 AM
  35. Hope the new treatment works well for Bubba. Glad he’s found a friend in Rumpy. ;-)

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | April 10, 2014, 7:45 PM
  36. So glad to hear you are there for poor Bubba. I really hope he starts to improve. Give him a cuddle from me Rumpy.

    Posted by Jo Bryant | April 10, 2014, 10:28 PM
  37. Sending my best wishes that Bubba’s new medicine helps him fit in with the family!
    Karen

    Posted by Karen Wan | April 11, 2014, 6:17 PM
  38. Yow we iz sowwy da Bubba Kat iz havin pee-in prublemz again…me n Mum do nott nose why he iz in pain; we must hab missed sum blogz *droopy earz* n we wunder why Bubba iz pee-in on bedz…
    We are so sad da he missez DeDe so much too….we ALL miss her…
    Rumpy pleeze take Bubba Kat under yer paw n lub him….he needz ya so much!
    Much lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum too xoxoxo

    Posted by Nylabluesmum | April 12, 2014, 6:25 PM
  39. I guess he feels safe and comfortable with you. Wishing him better xx

    Posted by Misaki | April 16, 2014, 5:26 AM
  40. I apologize if this has already been mentioned. I can’t possibly keep up with all the comments. It just dawned on me that you said you switched all the cats to food for old kitties. Is it possible the food switch might have affected Bubba differently?

    Posted by Anne Schilde | April 16, 2014, 2:13 PM
  41. Bubba is a fighter :) God bless you bubba

    Posted by 10eveningflowers | April 22, 2014, 7:13 AM

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Hi! My name is Rumpy, and I am an Alaskan Malamute. I used to live in Middle Tennessee, but now my family and I reside in southeast Alabama. I have this cool blog that I started in 2011. Here at rumpydog.com we talk about all things animal, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible animal companion guardianship. But we also like to throw in a heaping helping of cute! cute! cute! I mean, how could you look at me and not melt, right?

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