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What are Urinary Tract Infections?

Sometimes, urinary tract conditions can be associated with other diseases, including chronic kidney disease and hyperthyroidism. However, in many cases, there doesn’t seem to be an underlying cause at all – in this case, the technical diagnosis would be “feline idiopathic cystitis” (FIC).

Feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD, is the umbrella term for urinary tract conditions in cats.  A feline urinary tract infection (UTI) is typically characterized by painful and difficult urination. Urinary tract infections in cats can range from severe to fatal, so it is important that you consult a vet right away if you suspect your cat is suffering from a UTI.

Symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Cats are notorious for hiding their symptoms from their owners. But if you suspect your cat may have a UTI, it is imperative that you don’t ignore it. If your cat is exhibiting any these symptoms, consult a vet immediately. An ignored UTI can lead to a urethral blockage, which can be fatal.

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Urinating outside of the litter box
  • Yowling while urinating
  • Frequent grooming of the genitals
  • Excessive urinating with little or no urine
  • Swollen penis
  • Gritty particles on the penis
  • Bloody urine

Causes of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

The cause of UTI in cats can be difficult to pinpoint, particularly if the cat does not suffer from any type of bladder or kidney disease. This means that the bladder is inflamed, but there is no easily identifiable reason as to why. About 65% of cats who suffer from UTI and other urinary tract conditions are diagnosed with FIC.

Despite that, there are suspected causes of FIC:

  • Defects in the lining of the bladder
  • Inflammation of neurogenic structures in the bladder wall
  • Stress levels and abnormal reactions to stress

However, urinary tract infections in cats are often associated with other diseases of the bladder:

  • Urolithiasis: stones present in the bladder
  • Urethral obstruction: blockage of the urethra in male cats-- a severe condition
  • Bacterial infections: typically uncommon, usually prevalent in older cats
  • Neoplasia: tumor present in the bladder or urethra

Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Cystocentesis

Your vet may collect a sample of your cat’s urine by taking a urine culture. This is called cystocentesis. This process will involve inserting a needle directly into the bladder to collect an uncontaminated sample of urine. In order to reach an accurate diagnosis, the urine must be free from contaminants found in the environment.

The urine will then be placed in a lab and left for 48 hours in order for the cultures to grow. This way, the vet can see the specific type of bacteria present in your cat’s urine, which will aid with diagnosis and treatment.

Basic Urinalysis

The urinalysis will reveal the amount of blood present in the urine, as well as the urine’s pH balance, glucose, and protein levels. The vet will then analyze the urine using a microscope, looking for bacteria and uroliths, or stones in the urinary tract.

X-Ray

Your vet may perform an X-Ray on your cat in addition to the urine culture and urinalysis. Any crystals or stones in the bladder will show up on an X-Ray.

Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

The most important part of treating a UTI is increasing your cat’s water intake. For general cases of FLUTD, treatment will vary based on the cause of the infection.

Urolithiasis

Surgery is often required to remove stones from the bladder. A change in diet may help dissolve certain types of bladder stones. If this is possible, your vet will prescribe a special diet that will help break up the stones and keep them from coming back.

Urethral Plugs

Urethral plugs must be removed right away, as they can cause kidney failure in as little as 2-3 days. In this case, your cat will be administered anesthetic and the vet will remove the blockage. This procedure will be painful and will make urination even more difficult, so your cat may be kept overnight or even for a few days.  Serious cases may require a catheter or the use of intravenous fluids. Your vet may also prescribe painkillers and a special diet to help prevent blockages from coming back.

Bacterial Infection

This type of infection, which is rare in cats, usually clears up easily with the use of antibiotics or other antibacterial drugs. The vet will determine which type of drug to prescribe based on the type of bacteria present in the urine.

Neoplasia (Tumors)

Unfortunately, by the time symptoms start to appear, neoplasia will likely already be at an advanced stage, making removal of the tumor impossible. Fortunately, though, this disease is quite rare in cats, and usually affects older cats. Chemotherapy treatment can help manage the tumor’s size. Your vet may also prescribe NSAID pain relievers, which can reduce tumor inflammation and help fight the cancer. 

FIC

Drugs may not help much when it comes to treating FIC. The primary way to relieve symptoms of FIC is by increasing your cat’s water intake. Switch dry food to wet, canned food. You will also want to ensure that your cat is not under high amounts of stress.

Recovery of Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Your cat’s recovery will depend on the underlying cause of the infection. Generally, cats will start to show improvement within 2-3 days of treatment, if the case is not serious.

Always follow your vet’s treatment instructions. Be sure to provide clean water at all times. Encourage drinking where you can and ensure that litter boxes are clean. This can help reduce your cat’s stress and may speed up recovery.

Urinary Tract Infections Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Church
Russian Blue
3 and a half
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

peeing outside the box

Medication Used

none

i looked up urinary tract infections for my cat, he only has one symptom which is peeing outside the box i got him when he was 10 weeks old he will be 4 in July, i have got any new pets or no new people in the house, he started about when he was 2 its a Russian Blue and he drinks a normal amount of water.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Peeing outside the litter box may be due to urinary tract infection, crystals, stones, anatomical disorders, he may not like the litter (crazy I know) or stress. A urinary sample would rule out infections, crystals and stones; x-rays and blood tests would be the next line in the diagnostic pathway. Bring it up with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat is peeing blood its a pinkish color and is also licking his privates and going outside the liter box. Im bringing him to the vet first thing in the morning.

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Boy
short hair
11 Days
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Licking genitals,vomiting,blood

My male cat seems to be having these uti symptoms vomiting ,licking,.meowing and dosent eat and just lays around I looked at his genitals and th out it was swollen and saw some blood but it's horrible for me to see him like that I can't afford that big cost what can I do? Can I get somethi g online to help him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Boy I cannot determine the specific cause of the symptoms, I understand that money can be tight but there isn’t always an at home solution; in this case it is possible that he will require a course of antibiotics which would only be available from a local Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bunny
Manx
4 Months
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
foul smell urination,
Infection,

There is a stray cat in my work place's garden, he has the Manx cat syndrome, he has urinary and faecal incontinence, which is causing him a lot of problems.
About two months ago he had a severe abscess in his lower back, it took me three weeks to treat it, then he suffered from severe constipation (lasted 6 days), I treated that as well with the help of my vet.
Now he has a new problem, one of his back legs is swollen and he is unable to walk on it properly, seems it is because it got wounded and i think because he urinates himself it got infected, in addition, I am suspecting he has UTI, his urination smells like an infections smell. He drinks a lot of water and he seems to be tired and in pain all the time. I live in Iraq, and my one trusted vet is currently out of the country. I feel awful for him, is there anything I can do to help him? I took him to other vets, they had no idea whats wrong with him. I hope you can help me figure a way to diagnose what is wrong with him my self and a way to treat him. he is an adorable friendly little cat, he is around 4 months old.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Bunny’s leg is swollen, it may be due to an infection from an injury; if this is the case he will require a course of antibiotics but this would need to be through prescription from a Veterinarian. Lymph node blockage may also cause a limb to swell up as well, but this would need to be discuss with a Veterinarian; without examining Bunny (or any other animal) I cannot prescribe any medication. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My cat has worms and possible UTI

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Snowbaca
Himalayan
12 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat has a UTI and has been treated 2 days ago but I don’t any improvement so my vet is going to call in augmented to give him over the weekend. My question is why does my female cat keep hissing at him every time he walks by her or is near her? They usually are best of friends.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Two days is still early in treatment and sometimes improvement may not be seen for five days or more depending on overall severity of the infection; I’m not completely sure why Snowbacca is hissing at him unless there was a bad experience between them and Snowbacca felt pain or threatened at the last visit. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Felix
DOMESTIC
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
Blood In Urine
Urinating Outside Litterbox

I’m a medical lab scientist. Tonight my cat started urinating small amounts repeatedly on our bed. Had some mucous with a tinge of blood. Should a vet see him or just pick up antibiotics?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would be best to have Felix evaluated by your veterinarian and analyze a urine sample. Male cats are prone to urinary blockages due to crystal formation, and you will need to know if he has an infection, crystals due to an abnornal pH of his urine. Diet affects urine pH in cats and can lead to crystal formation, so your veterinarian will be able to let you know if he needs a diet change and/or antibiotics. I hope that everything goes well for him!

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Cali
Calico
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

Medication Used

Clavamox antibiotic- oral

My cat seemed to have a UTI. I brought her in the Dr. couldn’t take a urine sample but gave her amoxicillin. She’s been on it for three days but is still peeing little quarter sized pees. She doesn’t seem to be in pain. But she does go in the box frequent but not as frequent. Should I take her back in for tests after the medication is finished or should I take her back in tomorrow? I don’t want the medicine to mess up testing?

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Matches
tabby
4 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

I don't have enough money to afford a vet. My cat isn't very old. His owner which is my sister wasn't taking good care of him and wasn't changing his litter box. Now he's in serious pain when he pees, doesn't want to be moved, won't eat or drink and I'm afraid he's dying. It's been days.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats can develop urinary blockages, and they can die from this problem, very painfully. Matches needs to be seen immediately by a veterinarian, as he will die if left like that. I hope that he is okay.

My cat had exact same symptoms and died within 48 hours. I had a $500 vet bill and now a broken heart. It all happen so fast, I am still in shock. PLEASE if your cat isn't acting like it's normal aggravating self, get it to the vet asap. The first day we did urine, xray and he gave cat a shot yet within 12 hours nothing changed. By the time I took him back at 8am, the vet called to tell me there was less than 10% chance of survival based on bloodwork. I'm devastated and have cried for past 72 hours. I didn't have money either and seems all the vets worried about was telling me how much treatment cost instead of taking the smartest route to save the cat. They have no idea how this has devastated me. If I were a vet and someone came to me that didn't have a lot of money, I still would not let animal suffer. I will forever wonder if I killed my cat, Piper. He was only three years old.

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Kaos
Domestic shorthair
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Suddenly not able to go when he wasbeginningto

So my cat is on antibiotics for a UTI and he was peeing a little bit which was great. It's been two days since I started giving him the antibiotics and he can't seem to pee any more. He keeps trying but can't. I don't know what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Koas cannot urinate at all you should visit your Veterinarian since urine will continue to fill the bladder and may cause it to rupture or cause other secondary issues; severe inflammation, urinary stones and other issues may be causing a lack of urination and should be addressed as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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enzo
Rag doll
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House

my 4 year old male, Ragdoll cat, received a steroid shot at the vet 4 days ago due to a pinkish rash around both his eyes. Ever since then he has been peeing on our bedding, pillow and on our dogs bed. Just a few minutes ago he peed on our bedding and it looked like there was a little blood in his urine.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I can't see it being related to the steroid injection, but Enzo seems to have a urinary problem happening that would be best checked out by your veterinarian as soon as possible. Cats are prone to infections, stress related inflammation, or crystals. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, check his urine, and see what his underlying problem might be and what the best treatment might be. I hope that he does well!

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Tiggy
short haired tabby
18 Months
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination, pink in colour
Frequent Urination

My 18 month old desexed female cat is squatting and urinating often, in unusual places like the cupboard, in the laundry basket and on the floor. She is not using her cat tray, and the urine is a pinky/orange in colour. She is crying when urinating.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Tiggy and checking the urine (urinalysis) I cannot say specifically what the cause is; however urinary tract infections, kidney disease among other causes may lead to these symptoms. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination and urinalysis to determine a cause and to receive treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 4 year old Male cart Draco Malfoy was treated last year when he became completely blocked. I left him with some of my friends while I moved to Chicago and they didn’t take him to the vet like I asked so he ended up having to have his bladder drained and a catheter put In. He magically recovered from that $1500 later.... a week a go I went to dog sit for another friend but continued to check up on my cat. My roommate promised she’s keep an eye on his water but when I got back it was bone dry and he rain up to me and peed a puddle. I New what that meant because he’s gone through it before. He peed blood the next day and I took him to the vet. They said his bladder was fine and put him on a perscription diet. That visit was almost $300. Are these normal prices??

It’s been about a 6 days and he’s finished his pain meds but this morning he was straining to pee outside the litter again. He’s on bladder relaxing pills that seemed to be working but there is nothing in his litter from last night and I’m afraid he’s becoming blocked again!! He drank water last night and ate so if he hadn’t had a bowl movement by the end of today should I take him back in? He’s not meowing in pain. He’s just licking a lot. I can’t afford $300 visits at a time

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Aslan
tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat has peed on my comforter, twice, in the last two months. I locked him out of my room now, and all was well until my angry roommate texted me saying he peed somewhere in the living room or on the couch. He does also pee in the litter box, but at the time he did pee on the living room carpet it was a little messy I must admit. Do you think this behavior could be a health issue, or just behavioral? I'm desperate, I do not want my nice apartment smelling like cat pee.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to determine whether the cause is behavioural or medical without examining Aslan or without any other symptoms - signs of blood, straining, loss of appetite etc… You should ensure that the litter box is regularly cleaned and that Aslan has continuous access to it (it sounds obvious but I have had to make this clear to some people). It may be worth visiting your Veterinarian just to check him over to check for any possible medical issues and for urinalysis to look for infections or other issues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ajax
domestic short hair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pinkish Urine

Medication Used

antibiotics

My cat is about 8 years old and in the last 1.5 years she keeps developing UTIs. I have taken her to the vet multiple times and they give her antibiotics and pain relief which helps but a few months pass and it comes back again. She has a pinkish urine and strains to pee/takes a long time but she is peeing which is a relief it’s not blocked. We got a few extra tests done last time and everything was quite normal so I don’t know why she keeps developing them. She does live with 2 Male cats but she seems to keep to herself most of time. Do you think they could be causing her stress. I’ve tried different diets aswell, always comes back. Is there any else I can do to prevent her from getting them. I hate seeing her in pain.

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Lulu
🤷‍♀️
3 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I have a female cat 3 years old she was treated 3 or 4 weeks ago for a unitary tract infection is it normal for blood to still be in urine it’s a normal amount for her but it’s still a little pink

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It isn't normal for the urine to still be bloody or pink that long after the infection was treated, and she may have an infection that isn't clearing up normally. It would be a good idea to have her urine checked to make sure that there isn't any residual infection occurring.

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Bernhard
European Shorthair
5 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate
Weight Loss
Poor Appetite
Lethargy
Blood In Urine

Medication Used

antibiotic
Meloxicam

Hello! I have a 5 years old male cat who has feline leukemia and has been having more troubles recently. The latest is what appears to be a concurrent bladder infection and at the same time an infected gum after tooth extraction.

He started to pee in bed (never happened before) and was straining in his toilet box, so I took him to the vet who manually made him urinate and tested the urine. No crystals were found, but there was both blood and protein in urine in an amount that wasn't visible to the naked eye and PH test was outside the norm. He also managed to lose 400g of weight in this past week. Antibiotics for 5 days and Loxicom painkillers were prescribed, I'm trying to feed him renal food (vet says being fed any food takes priority due to weight loss), and in the vet's office he was also given a bit of IV liquid. Since the vet visit yesterday he has only peed once in 24 hours, outside of box, and made quite a puddle that was clearly tinged with blood. Is this blood something to expect during antibiotic treatment or is this a sign he is getting worse and should be seen by a vet again? Or, as long as he is not blocked, should I just wait for the antibiotic to do its job? (I cannot decipher the name of the antibiotic). We are also waiting for results from bacteria growth test from a swab of his tooth. According to the vet, she'll call in a few days if the results show that a different antibiotic is needed.

Thanks for any tips!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Bernhard is having these problems - it is good that you are paying attention and getting him taken care of! If he just started the antibiotics yesterday, it may take a day or two for the medications to start working and to see results - if he is urinating large volumes, that is better than small frequent volumes as far as his urinary tract goes. If he starts straining again, that would be an indication to have him seen again, or if the problem isn't getting better after a few days. I hope that everything resolves for him!

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Liz
Calico
13 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating In House
Urinating Outside Litterbox

My female cat is about probably around ~13+ years of age, and she's been using the litter box all her life with no issue, no spraying, etc. However, for the past 6 weeks, she's been peeing...everywhere. She steps outside the litter box halfway and pees outward, leaving a mess on the floor, which she's never done before. She pees on the carpet, on laundry, even when she has access to the litter box.

She's both indoor/outdoor and despite her age she's still pretty active. She still hunts, climbs trees, runs around etc. There are no new animals or changes in the house so I don't believe this is stress related. I *think* or at least hope, its a UTI.

But if so, about how much would that cost?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. A urinary tract infection is high on the list of differentials for her, for sure, given the signs that she is showing. I don't know where you live or what clinics are available in your area, and costs tend to vary depending on location within the country. it would be best to make an appointment, have her seen, and get an estimate for testing her urine and treating whatever condition is found. I hope that she does well!

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Cooper
Shorthaired domestic
approx. 2yrs
Serious condition
2 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent attemps at priducing urine, but with litt

We just adopted a yr old male catfroma rescue org.He has a history of urinary tract problems. He is at the vet now and had symptoms of reoccurring problem. Frequent sitting In his box with very little urine oulput licking. He has been at the vet all dayand they are keeping him overnight bcaue as of late this afternoon he had not produced enough urine to test. We have only had Copper for 2 1/2 days, so there is not a lot I can tell you a out his previous history. Can Cooper be cured or will this continue to be a chronic problem. He is a set gentle kitty and I want him to have the best stable environment we can provide but on the flip side I worry about him being sickly because of this problem. I also know that having to get used to various temporary homes does not help his illness. He is on a urinary tract formula dry and wet food. And has 2 cranberry treats for cats per day. sm hoping to get so good news, but also want to know the bad news also. thank you for our time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It’s great you want to give Copper a stable home environment; but I understand your concern about long term problems with his urinary tract. It has only been two and a half days, I cannot say if this will be a chronic condition or not. There are many underlying conditions which can lead to a cat getting urinary tract infections. He may just need to be hydrated and treated with antibiotics and he would be fine or there may be regular recurrence, I cannot say either way. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you, for not charging me but Iam a animal lover of all types and I am trying everything and she has a autamatic kitty box and 1 with high side walls and peeing, but then stands to pee not outside the box but in a stream toward the end. Looks like she is like burning I can see it in her eyes. I have 4 more baytril pills left,then take her back to see if the infection is gone . She has toys to perches, I need and have been doing all I know to help her. I do not want to see her in pain. She cries and can not sit still, bought her feliway plugged it in next to kitty box. What shall i do next, I am fighting for her she can not help herself and they are like your kids. Please I need advice, it is frustrtating. Thank you, samona

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Noir
Bombay
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Wont eat,drink, or go without me
Wont eat,drink, or go without me there
Peeing on bed
Dragging bottom on carpet
Running to litter box alot

Hey I'm a new cat mom and Noir, my 6 month old Bombay, has always been a good kitty. Not too long ago, I would say a month, my cat decided to pee on my boyfriend's side of the bed when we were asleep. Now he NEVER does this. He stopped after that. Today however he did it again but he kept running to his litter box and nothing came out like he's trying to force himself to go. I don't know what to do my boyfriend started talking about kicking him out and it's not an option in my view! He's my Baby Cat. I love him too long to do that to him. Can you PLEASE HELP ME?????

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for this which may include behavioural issues, urinary stones, infections, inflammation among other causes. The first step would be to have urinalysis done (if you can get a sample) to see if there is anything unusual in the urine since he seems to be straining to urinate. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Poppy
Calico
3 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody Urine

My cat, poppy, was diagnosted with a UTI about 2 weeks ago and he vet gave her an injection and told me that her kidneys looked great but her vulva was red and irritated. I took her in after I noticed blood in her urine and she was going to the bathroom in strange places but even after the injection I’m still seeing the same symptoms. Should I wait a while longer for the medication to kick in or take her back in to the vet?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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After 2 weeks, if Poppy had a simple UTI,she should be back to normal. If you are still seeing the same signs, it would be a good idea to have a recheck to see what is going on with her. I hope that she is okay!

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Franklin
Shorthaired domestic
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat was diagnosed with a bladder infection and cystitis and given 2 shot of antibiotics, his last shot was last week, but just today he peed outside of the litter box again. Is he still recovering from the infection, or should I take him back to the vet to get another course of antibiotics?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should check in with your Veterinarian as the infection still may be present or there may be another underlying condition, your Veterinarian will do urinalysis again and may take a sample for culture and sensitivity. An infection should have cleared up by now, but to be on the safe side pop back in to your Veterinarian or give them a call first to have a chat about it (they may offer a prescription for you to pick up). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Prix
mixed
4 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

unable urinate in litter
unable urinate in litter,

I am taking care of a friends cat Prix. She was adjusting the 1st week but after I changed her litter box and set the rules not to climb my furniture she started to pee in the couch. Now she seems to have developed a UTI. Pinkish spots, strong odor oustside box. Seems uncortamble, licks constantly and no pee in litter box is found.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be that Prix is acting out or that she is unable to make it to the litter box, have you changed the brand of litter in the box as this is a common cause for cats avoiding the litter tray. If there is a urinary tract infection, you would need to visit a Veterinarian for antibiotics. You should contact your friend to see if she wants you to wait until she returns or to take to her Veterinarian since you’re noticing streaks of blood. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tacks
Cat
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Medication Used

Prazosin
Metacam

Hi, my cat was diagnosed with a UTI Saturday night and it is now Monday night. He has bloody urine and that is what prompted us to take him to the vet. He looks to strain to urinate but it does come out in small urine and bloody dribbles. He tries to go in the litter box but it's like he cannot get it all out. He is also licking himself frequently. We have two medications, Prazosin twice daily and Metacam oral syringe. When can we expect for his urine to no longer have blood mixed with it and how long can we wait before we need to return?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Was Tacks prescribed an antibiotic? Prazosin will relax his urethra and Metacam will be for pain/inflammation but I do not see an antibiotic. Was a long acting antibiotics given by your Veterinarian? With these medications the cause may also be urinary stones. Improvement should be seen within a few days with constant improvement until seven days or so from the start of treatment; if you are seeing no improvement or have concerns visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tiger
Domestic Shorthair (i think)
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Strained Urination
Abnormal urination locations
Abnormal urination
Peeing in small amounts
Lethargic

Hiya! Recently, I have noticed my 7 year old cat Tiger licking his lower regions after peeing, and I didnt see it as a problem, but then he started yowling as if he was in pain about a week ago. Today, I noticed him squatting and peeing in small amounts everywhere in the house, and he has never had a problem peeing outside the litterbox before. I am concerned because he seems to be peeing frequently, but only in small amounts, and he seems to be straining himself. He has been very lethargic and has been unusually mean towards my other two cats today. Since he is a male, I am worried about a urinary plug forming, and I wont have a chance to take him to a vet until 4 days from now. I need advice as far as what I should be doing in the meantime. Thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that that is happening to Tiger. It is a very bad idea to wait 4 more days to have him seen, as with the signs that you are describing, it is likely that he is forming a urinary plug, and this may become an emergency very quickly. Since it has been going on for over a week, he needs to be seen right away to be assessed and get treatment started. I hope that he is okay.

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Aries
Not sure
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

My cat has been diagnosed with a urinary infection and has been given a course of anti biotics today. However he keeps bleeding no urine and I'm not sure if he is drinking much the food he did eat was vomited back up us this normal? I was hoping the bleeding would have stopped a bit by now. Every few seconds a few drops of blood come out

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Aries just started the antibiotics today, it may take a day or two to start to clear up the infection. It will be helpful for him to have more water, so if you can feed him a canned form of his food for a few days , that might be a good idea. If he looks like he isn't urinating, or seems very uncomfortable, continues to vomit or is lethargic, he should have a recheck right away, but if he seems to be doing okay otherwise, the antibiotics may just take a little longer to take effect.

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Opie
Maine Coon
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diet

My 2yo male cat had a uti, was given amoxicillin for 2 weeks to treat infection. I believe the uti started bc of a diet change (I changed his food and a week later he had the uti) he started vomiting again (after being vomit free for over a week) and he seems to have a decrease in appetite. I just bought him the hill science diet for urinary health yesterday to Hopefully help him recover. (I did this on my own the ER VET didn’t recommend a diet change when this first happened) how long should I give the new food/allow the vomiting to happen before bringing him in again? I don’t want to ignore a problem if there is one.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting may be caused by a variety of causes including side effects of medication, you should wean Opie over to new food instead of a sudden change as this is a common cause of vomiting. If you haven’t seen any improvement in urination or Opie isn’t back to full health you should visit your Veterinarian sooner rather than later. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mac
Feline
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a male cat around the age or 2-3.
He has been urinating in many different places around the house and it seems to be getting worse. he will pee on my bed mostly or the floor. when i check his litter box it has a minimal pee spot. he goes more frequently now but cant seem to get anything out, unless it is somewhere other than his litter box

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This may be either a medical problem or a behavioural problem; from a medical point of view infections, urinary stones, tumours among others; since the urination is occurring mainly on your bed it may be a behavioural issue. The next step would be to have urinalysis done which is a relatively inexpensive test to determine if there are any anomalies found in his urine before doing anything else. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kylo
Unknown
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine
Peeing outside of litter box

Hello, my cat has been diagnosed with a UTI. There was blood in his urine and the Vet found bacteria and white blood cells in his sample, but no crystals. She prescribed Orbax antibiotics. We are on day 4 of antibiotics but nothing has changed, he is still peeing frequently but now he is peeing outside of litter box; however,I've dabbed tissue in the wet spots and it is not red, so no more blood. My question is how long should I wait to see if the antibiotics are working before I take him in to see if it's something else?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bacteria and white blood cells in the urine are highly suggestive of urinary tract infection, treatment may take a while and whilst pain and discomfort may still be present due to inflammation, the infection may be gone. I would complete the course of antibiotics before returning to your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you, samona

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Lex
tabby
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

peeing outside litter
Blood In Urine
Very small pees

Medication Used

Clavaseptin
Zenequin

Cat had blood in urine, took her in and diagnosed with a UTI (red & white blood cells in her urine). They weren't able to culture test, but after 14 days of Clavaseptin treatment took her back - still blood in urine so cultured then, came back negative. Currently finishing 10 days worth of Zenequin but not sure what to do from here ... Crystals came back positive in the second urinary analysis ... Do we re-culture? If so, will the lab re-plate the sample for free usually? Do we change her diet to dissolve the crystals and call it a day?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Typically a laboratory won’t do a second test for free, but they may do so at a lower cost but it depends on the laboratory and whether your Veterinarian passes any savings onto you. If urinary crystals were found in the second urinalysis it would really depend on the type of crystals found; an x-ray may be useful to check for any stones. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

To add -

Her pees have also been at best the size of a ping pong ball. Doesn't seem to strain, but then again she's clearly not passing her normal amount. Is it possible they are small due to the crystals that are present, or is it more likely an underlying bacterial infection that wasn't found during the culture test?

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rainey
Chartreux
11 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

my 11 year old cat had to have her uterus out due to infection and has had trouble urinating since. X-rays showed no reason for it and the vet just gives her a couple shots and had us buy their food. two months and several vet bills later she is still suffering. even added a uti chewable treat from petsmart to her food.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining her, I can't comment on what might be going on with her, but it seems that a second opinion might be a good idea if you aren't happy with the level of care that she is receiving. It is possible for cats to develop UTI's after a spay, and not uncommon, but if the problem is persisting after treatment, further diagnostics may be necessary to figure out what is going on and get some relief for her. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Sasuke Greene
Black cat
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat has recently, but only occasionally, been urinating outside of the litter box. He doesn’t meow when he urinates or anything, but when I cleaned up his urine, it was almost like a mucus or jelly substance. Could this be a UTI? There’s no blood in his urine, he doesn’t howl when urinating, and that was the first and only time I’ve noticed the jelly-like substance.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That is not normal for his urine to have a jelly-like consistency, and since he has recently started to urinate outside of the box, it would be best to have him examined and an analysis of his urine done. Male cats are prone to urinary blockages if they have infections, inflammation or crystals in their urine, and catching any problems early is important to prevent problems. If he does start to visit the litter box more frequently, stops eating or starts vomiting, or seems to be in distress while urinating, he should be seen immediately at your nearest emergency clinic - otherwise it would be best to have him seen as soon as your regular veterinarian opens. I hope that everything goes well for Sasuke Green.

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Callie/Mollie
Mut
Four Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Aggression

I have two indoor kitties. Mollie laid down on me like she always does and peed on me. This is very unusual, as she did not do that even as a kitten. An hour or so later, my other cat (Callie) began to have serious aggression towards Mollie. They would playful fight, but last night Callie was out for Mollie's blood. We even locked Callie in the bathroom all night, and as soon as we let her out in the morning she went after Mollie. Is it possible that Mollie has an UTI and is giving off a hormone that is making Callie go bananas?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It is possible that there is something going on with Mollie, and a urinary tract infection is possible. Animals will often react badly if another animal is sick. The best thing to do would be to have Mollie examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to determine what is going on with her. Hopefully everything returns to normal once she is back to normal!

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Simon
Maine Coon
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Difficulty Urinating

My cat Simon is have difficulty peeing, he seems to struggle which is causing him to spray outside the litter box. He doesn't seem in pain and still drinks and eats normal

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Simon is having difficulty urinating, it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian as soon as possible, today if you can. Male cats are prone to developing urinary blockages from infection or crystals in their urine, and it can quickly become a life threatening emergency if that happens. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, analyze a urine sample and determine what the cause of the difficulty is. He may be put on antibiotics, or a prescription diet, depending on what they find. I hope that he is okay.

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Garfield
tabby
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My cat might have a urinary blockage.....at what point is medical help too late.........noticed his symptoms last night, he has blood isn't urinating not eating and is screaming

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Garfield needs to be seen immediately at your nearest emergency clinic or veterinarian. A urinary blockage is a true emergency, and is a terribly painful condition for him. If he is not urinating and is screaming in pain, he needs to be seen. They will be able to evaluate his kidney function and give you a better idea as to what his outlook might be.

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Merlot
Black mixed breed.
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate

I've got a 8 year old male cat. He is neutered and is a indoor cat who was diagnosed with urinary tract problems soon after neutering when he was young. He is on Hills c/d biscuits since then. He sometimes do urinate outside the litter box, sitting in the box straining to urinate, getting out and coming back later to try again. He do cry sometimes. He is diagnosed with Arthritus in his behind legs, walking the stairs with difficulty going up. He is doing his no 2 sometimes elsewhere in the house, did take him to the Vet, gave him a Cortisone injection. Must I take urine for testing? It would be easy to get urine, because he is standing up spraying in the litter box. He got a very dominating brother that is fighting with him and the female cat. I can also mention that I noticed his anus looks swollen, which I did point out to the Vet.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Male cats are always at risk for urinary problems. If merlot is showing signs of urinary problems, and straining, and crying, it is very important to have his urine tested for crystals, or infection, or any other abnormalities. It is always better to address these issues before they become a serious problem. I hope that he is okay.

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Magic
dsh
4
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Spraying outside litter box anxiety
Spraying outside litter box

My 4 year old spayed female is spraying. She uses the litter box but seems anxious and stressed. I think it's because the neighborhood stray has decided to camp out on my front porch. I don't believe it's a UTI--she has no other symptoms and this has been going on for 6 weeks. I have been using calming spray and Feliway diffusers and while they help somewhat it hasn't stopped. Will the vet still do all the tests? I just had one cat to the vet and I don't have another $500.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This behaviour may be medical or may be behavioural, if you are seeing some success with the calming sprays and diffuser it may just be the stray is causing her stress; if this is the case, don’t offer any food to the stray (if you have been doing - I know it is heartbreaking to see a stray but he’ll move on) and hope he finds a porch to make his home. It would be worth having at least a urinary test just to check for protein, blood etc… to be on the safe side which shouldn’t break the bank. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cinnamon Bun (CB)
domestic short hair
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Enflamed bladder
Frequent trips to litter box
Eliminating outside of litter box
Little elimination
anxious

My cat CB (female) started to use the litter box more and more frequently, with little urination. Looking back now, I realize this coincided with a switch in food (Iams to Halo). She eats BW wet food alongside this.

She developed what my previous vet diagnosed as a UTI not long after this, just after moving several states to stay with my father for a month while I left the country. Vet gave me antibiotics (mixed wrong), which they rectified a week later, but it seemed like she had developed a habit of cycling to each litter box—this time urinating a normal (or what I thought was normal) amount.

I’m in the process of moving, and between houses, we are staying at my father’s again. She seems to have developed another UTI, and is again peeing very little in the litter box, as well as outside of it. A new vet gave her antibiotics and a steroid (both injections), and nothing has changed in a little over a week. I’ve also switched her food again to Hill’s Science Diet UTI as of four days ago.

I’m not sure what to do. The next step is to go to the vet again to do a urine sample for crystals, but I’m also hoping this food will eliminate or at least lessen the formation of these potential crystals.

All in all, she’s a happy cat. She doesn’t yowl, there is no blood in the urine, just small amounts and often outside of the litter box. She plays, purrs, and is internally motivated so playing *with* her is sometimes less rewarding that giving her the means to entertain herself. She was an adopted stray very young and seems to be far more nervous than her littermate, BB, who has experienced no health issues outside of a tapeworm once. I’m worried this is just a high anxiety cat that won’t improve, or that she is simply choosing to eliminate wherever she pleases, with or without the litter box. I don’t want to remove her, as she is bonded with BB, and for fear that whoever takes her will return her given her urinary issues, or worse that she will be euthanized. I’m desperate for answers.

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Kitty
tabby
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating Outside Litterbox

My cat has been urinating outside of his box off and on. He does still use the box, but I know he is still using a specifi spot on the carpet. He is 3 years old

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Male cats are very susceptible to urinary tract problems, and they can quickly become a life-threatening problem if not treated. It would be best to visit your veterinarian and have a urinalysis done for Kitty. If his urine is clean, he may be having a behavioral problem, in which case neutering him helps, as does making sure the litter box is clean. If he has a urinary tract problem, your veterinarian will be able to treat him appropriately. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Esme
Long haired Torti
15 Years
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

Medication Used

Enrofloxacin

My 15 year old female cat was perscribed Enrofloxacin 22.5 mg. once per day for 14 days for UTI 2 days ago. I researched this antibiotic and learned 1)It can cause retinal damage. 2) Is harsh on elderly felines. 3) The usual dosage is 2.5-10 mg. which is much lower than my cat was perscribed.
My cat symptoms where, excessive urination, excess water drinking, strong amonnia smell of urine, and blood in urine. Her blood glucose was good and she is not diabetic. Even with the UTI, she haf been eating and behaving as she normally does. She never stained or yowled when urinating. She never urinated outside her box. Nor has she had chronic repeated UTI. She eats wet food and a good quality dry food. This is my concern: I had another elderly cat (16 yes old) given this same antibiotic years ago, and he got so sick after taking it for 14 days that literally he wasted away with severe vomiting and diarrhea. One of his eyes protruded and both eyes where constantly dialated.The vet said he had developed glaucoma. But I believe after all I read recently about this drug, that was the cause of his demise. He had to be put down. I would appreciate your opinion. What would be a better choice of antibiotic for my cat to treat this currant UTI, because I am afraid to give it to her and plan on requesting something else from the vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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All medications have some type of side effect, normally just vomiting and diarrhoea; the dosage of enrofloxacin given to Esme is the equivalent dose for a 10lb (4.5kg) cat which is reasonable (see attachment below). Ophthalmic issues have been raised in cats given enrofloxacin at doses above 5mg/kg (2.3mg/kg). If you are uncomfortable with the use of enrofloxacin, discuss this with your Veterinarian as I cannot prescribe prescription medicines without examining a patient first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dechra-us.com/Admin/Public/DWSDownload.aspx?File=%2fFiles%2fFiles%2fProductDownloads%2fus%2fenrofloxacin-flavored-tablets-pack-insert.pdf

I thank you very much for answering my question, Iam thinking either hyperthyroidism or hopefully not diabetes. Thanks again, samona

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Kismet
tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination
Blood In Urine
Urinating Outside Litterbox

Medication Used

Amoxicillin , anti-inflammatory
Amoxicillin

Two days ago, we noticed a small amount of blood in our cat's litter box. I rushed her to the vet and they said it could be either a UTI or inflammation of her bladder. They sent us home with a 1 ounce bottle of Amoxicillin (7 day doseage) and a pack of 3 pills that are anti-inflammatory. She just took her 5th dose of antibiotic and last anti-inflammatory pill this morning. She is spending very loooong times in the litter box, and last night, when she jumped up in bed with us, she started trying to urinate on the bed, every time. We have not seen anymore blood and she is on all wet food now.
Does a 7 day amoxicillin course sound like enough to treat her? They told us that her bladder was too small to do the cystocentesis, so she never actually had a culture or test run. We are worried about sitting at home waiting.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Amoxicillin is a standard first choice for UTI's in cats, yes. If her signs are persisting, which is sounds like they are, it would be a good idea to have your veterinarian actually collect a sample and analyze it - there can be infections present in urine, but there can also be crystals which are painful, and sterile cystitis occurs somewhat frequently and needs to be treated differently. If there is an infection and it isn't responding, a culture may need to be sent off to determine which bacteria will work to get rid of it. If you can keep her from urinating before your recheck appointment, it makes it easier for your veterinarian to collect a sample, but there are methods for you to collect at home as well that you can talk to you vet about if they aren't able to collect a good sample. I hope that she does well.

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Boomer
American Shorthair
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fever
Abdomen Pain

Medication Used

NSAID
antibiotic

My 3 year old cat started acting lethargic, refused to eat or drink, had a fever, and was being extra careful walking and jumping. We took him to the vet and he has a UTI. He was given a shot of long acting antibiotic, an nsaid, and sent us home with two more nsaids for the next two days. She said he should be back to normal today, however, he is still acting like he doesn’t feel good and has been hiding under the kitchen sink all day. Should we be worried or give the medicine more time to work?

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Prince
domestic short hair
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Going outside the litterbox

My kitten is 9 months and has been peeing on my bed, no where else. I’ve been to the vet twice and had a urinalysis done both times and only once has it come back as a stressed induced UTI (bacterial). The antibiotics helped the UTI, but he is still going outside of the litter box. I noticed that he does it only when I am in the bed too, like I’ve upset him, or caused him stress somehow, but I don’t know what I’ve done. I use the comfort zone plugin, he eats both dry and wet food, Drinks plenty of water, and is otherwise totally fine and playfull. I’m at my wits end with this problem and use any advice ya’ll have to offer.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Prince has a stress-induced bladder problem, and not a bacterial problem, different medication may help. Amitryptilline is one medication that can help with this condition, in addition to decreasing stress in the house, increasing water consumption, and feeding a urinary diet. Since I cannot examine him, these are things that you can dicsuss with your veterinarian. I hope that helps a little.

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Delta
Bengal
4 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vaginal Discharge

My cat has just tried to wee but nothing has come out only a clear gunge like discharge she was given an antibiotic injection two weeks ago that last two weeks

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Molly, thank you for contacting us about Delta - it sounds from your description like she may have a bladder infection, or irritation. If she isn't spayed, it may be related to a uterine infection. I'm not sure what she was given the antibiotic injection for two weeks ago, but it is possible that it is not working against the infection that it was given to treat, which can happen if there are resistant bacteria. She should be seen by her veterinarian again, if this is a recurrence of a previous infection, they may need to culture her urine to see why the antibiotic isn't working. If this is a new thing that is happening and not related to a previous problem, she will need to have her urine looked at, and may need other tests if she isn't spayed to find out why this is happening. I hope that eveything goes well with Delta.

She was given Convenia , she has had cystitis, has had her urine tested and has also had an ultra sound she is due for another ultrasound next week she has been spayed . She has feline enteric coronovirus and was given metacam which caused a flare up of her coronovirus which set off stress cystitis and now there’s the discharge which is clear/slightly cloudy and very thick

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Simba
Cat
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Occasionall licking of genitals

I have two male cats, whom are not neutered yet but one of them seems to pee small amounts in and out of the litter box which usually occurs during the night. He doesn't meow while peeing but meows before he does because I notice he's looking for a specific spot to go. I don't see him in any pain, there's no blood, he eats and drinks regularly, etc..possibly the only sign I see is occasionall licking of his genitals. I'm just hoping that it's an issue with him not being neutered which I have an appointment to do so in a month and a half.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that this is a hormonal issue which would be resolved with neutering but without performing urinalysis we cannot say whether the cause is due to an infection or another cause; I would get Simba checked to be on the safe side, you can get a sterile sample container from your Veterinarian to have checked. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tiffy or megan
Cat
18 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Frequent Urination

wow i have 3 cats and 1 has a infection being treated with meds for uti but i think my other one has it continued from last one, how do i know if my cat that is on meds is feeling better or the other one has it again. they or one of them is still peeing

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You’re going to have to try and catch one or both of the urinating to determine which one is having issues; otherwise you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination and urinalysis to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Romeo
Cat
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Straining To Urinate

My vet who treated my cat Romeo only looked at his urine for a few hours? Is this right? Also he has prescribed onsior and it has been helping. He hasn't been able to urinate without it for a week. What should I do about this. He said he had a uti. But how long should he be having trouble.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Romeo was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection he should have received an antibiotic as well, Onsior (robenacoxib) is indicated for use for a maximum of three days and lists cystitis as a possible adverse reaction. Without examining Romeo I cannot confirm what the specific cause is, but if there is no improvement you should return to your Veterinarian for a follow up examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kovu
Tabby
1.5
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Irritable
licking genitals
Peeing outside litter box

My cat keeps blatantly walking into my room and peeing in my laundry basket even with a clean litter box. I've also noticed that he keeps licking his privates. He's neutered and I can't tell if he's been peeing in the litter box. I only see little poop pellets. We also got a new puppy in the house. Does this sound serious Do I need to take him to the vet??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You would normally be able to see if he had been urinating in the litter box as the kitty litter would normally clump (depending on the type of litter you use); the reason for the urination outside of the litter box maybe due to a urinary tract infection (which may explain the licking of the genitals), stress (new environment, new person living in the house) or marking territory (possibly smelling something ‘foreign’ in the basket). One of the easiest ways to prevent this is to cover the laundry basket or to get a different laundry basket with a lid; otherwise close the door to your room. But still visit your Veterinarian to check for urinary tract infection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mina
short hair
2 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

brown pee
picky litter box
crying when peeing

My cat has been peeing out of her box when it gets “too full”. there’s only one other cat and they two litter boxes which are cleaned every other day. I am taking her to get a urinalysis because her pee is brown and she cries when she pees.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If her urine is brown, she is crying when she urinates, and has been urinating outside of her box, it is great that you are taking her to have her urine checked, as she could certainly have a urinary tract infection. Without seeing her, I can't diagnose anything, but I am glad that you are getting her taken care of. I hope that she does well.

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Smokey
Diluted tortoisl cat
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine

I rehomed a 4 yr old Tortoiseshell cat in Aug 2017. She was on outside cat. She is now inside with a small dog and 2 old male cats.She has had 3 bladder infections with the last one diagnosed about a month later. The last 2 times I noticed throwing up and thought hairballs. She drinks a lot of water from the sink and has eaten Royal Canin SO for calm. She done antibiotics but I don’t remember a 48 hr wait.
Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Urinary tract infections normally resolve within the course of antibiotic treatment, if Smokey is still presenting with blood in the urine you should return to your Veterinarian for urinalysis and a general examination to determine whether further antibiotic therapy is indicated, a different course of treatment or a wait and see approach. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I took my cat to the vet today he had uti and my best option was to put him down was the vet being to harsh with option should I have done morewim heart broken

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Crybaby
DOMESTIC
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My 6 year old male cat was not peeping we took him to the Dr and was told he had lower urinary disease. He was put on prazosin he is now peeing small amounts the last few days but now he has not pooped since july 4 that is the day we took him to the Dr for not peeping

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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July 4th is a week without defecating, are you sure he may not be defecating outside? However, one of the side effects of prazosin in cats is constipation; you should try to offer some plain canned pumpkin to see if you can get anything moving otherwise visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sooty
Domestic cat
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Head Tremors

Medication Used

Intravenous antibiotics

Cat has urinary tract infection and vet gave intravenous antibiotics and 10 days later did a culture which showed the infection had gone. The vet wants to do another urine culture in 10 days time. Just wondering why another culture is necessary.

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Roshi
Main Coon
6 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

UTI

My cat has been treated twice this week for a UTI. First time he blocked up again after a day. We took him to an ER clinic right away. This second time around, he’s behaving normally, cuddley and such. He is peeing in his own, but they’re not big amounts. It’s not frequent either. Maybe once every two hours, which is better than the first time he was home. He pees the amount of a ping pong ball. I’m hoping it just because he don’t drinking much water right now. He is on a prescription wet food for a uti. Should I be worried about how little he’s peeing? Or happy that he’s peeing at all? Will this get better and he’ll start peeing more?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Roshi is urinating comfortably, not crying and passing urine, he needs to be monitored VERY closely. After having a urinary catheter, which I assume that he did, there can be irritation to the urethra, and it can take a few days to start passing urine normally again. I don't know what medications he is on, but he may need to be on a medication to relax his urethra. If he continues to have these small amounts of urine or is passing less urine, he should be rechecked again by your veterinarian. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Toothless
Domestic shorthair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Urinating outside of the litter box

Hello!
My cat is almost 2 now. He's an indoors cat and I've never had any health problems with him before. This past week I've noticed him peeing everywhere though. I clean his litter box regularly and I've used the same type of litter for more than a year now. He doesn't seem to be in pain when he wees and there's no blood in his urine (it looks/smells normal). from all the symptoms of the UTI listed here he only urinates outside of the litter box. His water drinking habits did not change either. He has his water bowl but, as I know cats don't drink a lot of water in general, I usually just sneak a bit in his food. He doesn't seem more thirsty or hungry than usual. I've been absent from home quite a bit lately...could this be a reason? I keep reading everywhere that I should take him to the vet just to be safe (and I agree) but I'm a student and I'm not sure how much this would cost me, as I can't find an estimation anywhere (not an exact price as I know they differ but just a general estimation). I would appreciate any advice about this or information about the cost.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1604 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. Urinary issues in male cats can quickly become a problem if ignored. it would be best to have him examined early on, to determine if he has a problem, rather than wait until later. He may have an infection, an inflammatory issue, or need a change in diet.

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