Urinary Tract Infections Average Cost

From 344 quotes ranging from $200 - 1,000

Average Cost

$500

First Walk is on Us!

✓ GPS tracked walks
✓ Activity reports
✓ On-demand walkers
Book FREE Walk

Jump to Section

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

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
494 Recommendations
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!

Add a comment to enzo's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Simba
Cat
2 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Simba's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Sasuke Greene
Black cat
6 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
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
494 Recommendations
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.

Add a comment to Sasuke Greene's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Simon
Maine Coon
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
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
494 Recommendations
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.

Add a comment to Simon's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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!

Add a comment to Felix's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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!

Add a comment to Liz's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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.

Add a comment to Kismet's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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.

Add a comment to rainey's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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.

Add a comment to Mina's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
494 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Delta's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Bunny's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Magic
dsh
4
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Magic's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations

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.

Add a comment to Church's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Prix's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Tacks's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Kylo
Unknown
1 Year
Fair condition
0 found helpful
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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Kylo's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Noir's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Kovu
Tabby
1.5
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
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
1993 Recommendations

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

Add a comment to Kovu's experience

Was this experience helpful?

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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Kaos's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Mac
Feline
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Mac's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Aslan
tabby
2 Years
Mild condition
0 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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Aslan's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Esme
Long haired Torti
15 Years
Moderate condition
0 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
1993 Recommendations
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

Add a comment to Esme's experience

Was this experience helpful?

Cooper
Shorthaired domestic
approx. 2yrs
Serious condition
1 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
1993 Recommendations

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

Add a comment to Cooper's experience

Was this experience helpful?