Possible UTI

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Today I noticed red drops on my senior(18/19yo) cat’s pee pad. Honestly I didn’t think much of it as it looked like he stepped in something. Until tonight I witnessed him acting strange, his tail was down which is never down. Feeling something wrong I went to his pee pad and saw more droplets of red, it’s blood. I rush to tell my mom and we both witness him going back to the pee pad and squatting as if to pee but just a few drips of blood comes out. We sent a message to my vet but its Saturday night, she has an automated message for an emergency vet in another town listed and we call. The ER vet advised us to feel his belly for any pain or other signs. He sat there letting my mom feel around and apply pressure on his stomach. No pain or reaction. Vet says it’s could be a UTI.

He is eating fine, drinking water, acting normally aside from this. He did pee at least 2/3 times today but was accompanied by drops of blood afterwards. He is not crying in pain and takes off after.

Vet said to give him on a wet food or soak his hard food in water. I went out and bought Purina Fancy Feast Broth (chicken). I’m not even sure that’s the best to be giving him. He slurped that up and is now sleeping. We are going to start giving him 2 packets of this broth food a day until we can get him into the vet.

Planning to take him to the vet on Monday. But is there anything more I can do or what to keep an eye out for? He’s also been on Purina Probiotic’s for cats due to puking for over a year now which has helped greatly. Should I still give this to him if I want him to have the moisture of wet food?
 

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if you felt around on his abdomen, you did not feel a hard, enlarged mass in the lower part by pressing lightly in, did you? a large mass means he is blocked and that is a medical emergency. If you felt nothing, and he IS peeing small amounts and going more frequently, it most likely is a UTI. This is taken care of with an antibiotic. I give my antibiotics in a small amount of Hartz Delectable Lickables a gel like treat that cats can't resist. You can get it at Walmart in the treat section or online, Target has 2 day shipping. It is important for him to eat. You can also give liquid antibiotics in a small amount of tuna juice, and saving the rest in the fridge to be warmed later. Feed him what he will eat. You can set small bowls of water around to make him curious and check them out, he might drink more. Offer him water often, or food with gravy or a broth. There are also supplements available that help with a cat's urinary system. They are online or at farm supply stores like Tractor Supply. good luck, and keep us posted!
 

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As long as the pee is coming out, even if it does have blood in there it sounds like standard UTI. But from the owner of a cat who has suffered with this his whole life if he is squatting and the pee won’t come out then like di and bob di and bob said this is an absolute emergency and he will need to see a vet immediately.
This happened to my friend’s cat and thank goodness she took him to the vet that day or he wouldn’t have made it.
Good luck and keep us posted 😿❤
 
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Thanks for the advice!
There is no pain when we apply light pressure to his abdomen. I also noticed last night while keeping watch, his pee looks normal but just as he gets done going some blood drops. It’s more like a washed out red. Today, he is peeing and so far I have not seen any blood on his pee mat. He does want to continue eating hard food but currently we are only giving him wet food. We’ve been keeping him hydrated, adding extra water into his wet food.

Apologies for anyone having to see their furbaby go through this. It is not fun.
 

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Thanks for the advice!
There is no pain when we apply light pressure to his abdomen. I also noticed last night while keeping watch, his pee looks normal but just as he gets done going some blood drops. It’s more like a washed out red. Today, he is peeing and so far I have not seen any blood on his pee mat. He does want to continue eating hard food but currently we are only giving him wet food. We’ve been keeping him hydrated, adding extra water into his wet food.

Apologies for anyone having to see their furbaby go through this. It is not fun.
It is v sad to see and wishing u all the luck in the world with this ❤❤
Grayson now has prescription urinary food and has been fine ever since he started this.
But not all cats need this, can be a one off infection. Grayson just had so many back to back infections that he will have this special food for life now.
UTI’s are so common in cats unfortunately 😿❤
 
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Update on Oreo!
Got him into the vet but had to get them a urine sample first. Which I didn’t think would have been so easy to do. The vet said there were no crystals in his urine but small amounts of white blood cells in there. She says he does have some kind of infection and prescribed amoxicillin and metacam for inflammation. Also told us if it gets worse in the next 2/3 days to take him back in.

Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Once more thanks everyone for the support it really did help lower my anxiety.
 

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Update on Oreo!
Got him into the vet but had to get them a urine sample first. Which I didn’t think would have been so easy to do. The vet said there were no crystals in his urine but small amounts of white blood cells in there. She says he does have some kind of infection and prescribed amoxicillin and metacam for inflammation. Also told us if it gets worse in the next 2/3 days to take him back in.

Hopefully everything goes smoothly! Once more thanks everyone for the support it really did help lower my anxiety.
Aww Oreo we are sending positive vibes your way and hope u get well soooooon 😽❤
Keep us posted 😊
 
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