Found random light red fluid by cats litter box

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I got up to get a drink and I noticed there was this really light red colored fluid next to the litter box. I checked the litterbox and there doesn't appear to be any bloody poop or anything like that inside. There are only two cats in the room that it happened and the other one was laying next to me while I was working at my computer since the last time that I got up, so I am pretty sure that its my female kitty she is about 5 years old atm. She got spayed back in feb I believe and she had this little thing where she would go to the bathroom and bunch throughout the day and it would come and go for a few months, and it hasn't been until recently that it picked up again. I kind of braved up a bit and smelt the red clear fluid after I soaked it up with a towel and it had kind of a musty smell, so I can only guess that it came out of her lady area back there. I took her into the vet for this once already and they said she was fine back when I first got her spayed. I have an appointment for her on Monday, but until then I am just trying to get an idea of what it might be.
 
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Just an update. I actually saw her this time. She's squatting just outside of the litterbox and its pee, maybe just a teaspoon of pee at a time.
 

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Did her spay incision heal closed? We can only guess right now. You could gather a poop sample to take to the vet. It could be a urinary tract infection too. You don’t see any scratches or wounds? Try to watch if you know she goes potty. Maybe you can tell if she strains to poop or pee. That might give you a clue. I hope she feels better quickly.
 

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We crossed posts! If it is pee, it could be a UTI and the vet will probably give some antibiotics. It’s good that you already have an appointment. If you get worried you can try calling the vet or even texting. Most have websites these days. Mine has an answering service and I call if I have questions.
 
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I just swapped her litterbox with a brand new one a few minutes ago. She actually used it and I set up their watering dish that has one of those bottle attachments that refills on its own. Seems like she is doing a little bit better already and drinking more.

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That’s great! You might want to keep a little list of everything as it happens so you can tell the vet. I know it’s not fun, but keep checking the aroma of any discharge if it happens again and be sure to tell the vet about the scent.
 
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She's actually starting to pee normal now and without any red or pink. I talked to the vet and they said just to give them a call tomorrow with an update because I guess she maybe flushed it out herself.
 

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I’m glad you got to talk to them. I know when I have something going on, it always eases my mind to talk to our vet. Hoping she has cleared it out. :heartshape:
 
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It ended up coming back a few days later. I took her to the vet today and she has a bacterial infection and some sort of larger stone inside. They put her on a special diet and gave her some shots so she can hopefully push it out, bit by bit on her own. She hasn't peed since she got home today at around 3pm now its 7pm, but she's eating and drinking normally. So I'm guessing she might just be doing that thing that some cats do where they don't pee for a bit after a vet visit.
 

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I’m very glad you got her to the vet! Keep an eye on her to make sure she pees soon. That is not an uncommon thing for kitties to deal with. So sorry it came back. Hopefully the shots will get her cleared quickly. Please do let us know how she is doing.
 
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I just hope it breaks off slowly and passes through her urine overtime. Already spent about $400 just on her visit with the xrays and everything + the special food. So hopefully she doesn't need surgery which will be an extra $1000 on top of the $150 for her checkup visit in a week.
 

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I hope she just gets it out on her own too! I know how hard it is to keep up with large vet bills or any medical costs these days along with the stress of worrying about her. Very tough. I’m so sorry! Get well quick sweet kitty!
 
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