UPDATE to cat peeing everywhere – need more help

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@futuremrsk18:  honestly, based on what you’re describing your kitty is in full blown FLUTD and may have a complete blockage.  I think back to the vet you must go.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@futuremrsk18:  I would try a new vet. I am not a pet owner, but I would like to think I would apply the same philosophy to a pet as I would to myself. If I get a diagnosis that my gut tells me may not be right, then I get a second opinion. If I get a serious diagnosis for something, second opinion. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@futuremrsk18: The FLUTD diagnosis sounds most definitely correct, unfortunately, FLUTD can be very difficult to treat. It sounds like your vet has done a great job with ruling out other possible causes. Two of the most important things to do with FLUTD cats are to decrease stress (kitty prozac, avoid stressers in the home – eg. no changes to routine, clean the litter boxes every day, provide more than 1 litterbox, try Feliway – a pheromone diffuser which helps calm some cats) and increase water intake (canned foods rather than dry, kitty water fountains, multiple water dishes, fresh water at all times).

The most severe consequence of FLUTD is when a cat becomes completely unable to urinate (blocked) – this is life-threatening and if left untreated will result in death within 1-2 days. If your kitty is posturing to pee and not getting anything out, that’s reason to see a vet immediately.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

If I were you, I’d get a second opinion.  If your cat has full-blown UTI, then with the right antibiotics he should be feeling better within 24-48 hours.  He will still strain and have difficulties while trying to urinate, but the vomiting and continuous blood in his urine is troubling and not a good sign at all.

I have a male cat who just turned 12, and he’s had two cases of UTI this year.  The first time he got his UTI he was completely blocked up with crystals so he had to be “hospitalized” with a catheter for 4.5 days.  But when he came home he was in bad shape and ever since, has had “issues” whenever he has to use the litter box — meaning he’d much rather pee outside in the grass so if I don’t open the door for him in time, he will sometimes urinate in different areas around the house. It’s normal for cats to develop issues/problems with the associations they make with the litter box after experiencing a bad UTI, so if it’s not a medical condition (i.e. the UTI has cleared) it’s recommended that you take your cat to a “behaviorial specialist” so they can help you re-train your cat.

But in your cat’s case, everything you listed as his symptoms sounds pretty awful.  The second time my cat got his UTI again, I saw blood in his urine when he peed outside of his litter box on the floor.  I immediately called my vet and sent them a urine sample, and they prescribed his antibiotics and within a 4-5 days he became his normal self.

Cats getting UTIs is actually fairly common and people go to the vet all the time because of this for their cats.  Just reading about your experience I don’t understand why your vet hasn’t been able to help your cat at all.  The first time my cat got his crystals, they also prescribed pain medication along with his antibiotics so he didn’t have to suffer in pain so much and it helped him tremendously.

Again, I would strongly encourage you to seek out a different vet and get a second opinion (also try to find a vet who is a cat lover and owns cats themselves) because I would hate to see your pet being “put down” for something that is a common illness and curable.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@futuremrsk18:  Got it. I would still get a second opinion. Maybe a new doctor would have a better remedy.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I had a kitty with terrible FLUTD. Nothing helped (and I tried EVERYTHING for months) and she eventually had to be put to sleep because she had absolutely no quality of life. I’m so sorry you’re going through this, but know that it if you have to go that route, you are not a bad person and you have tried your absolute best.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@futuremrsk18:  I’m so sorry. Poor kitty and poor you! I don’t have any good answers for you, but I’d echo other bees who suggest going back to the vet.

I second the Feliway suggestion – you can get plug-in diffusers and I think spray bottles as well, so you can put it on their beds or scratching posts.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

FLUTD can be very difficult to treat in some cats, because it is not very well understood so there really isn’t a perfect treatment.  There is very rarely a UTI involved, many vets give people antibiotics because they expect them, but it doesn’t do anything because there is no infection.  If the cat gets better on the antibiotics, he would have gotten better without them.

What you are describing, the straining, no urine, licking himself, is very concerning that he has obstructed his urethra which is life threatening.  He should be seen again ASAP.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@futuremrsk18:  When did he have the xray?  That’s mostly looking for stones which require surgery to remove.  You don’t need an xray to know if they are blocked, the bladder will be full, hard, and if your vet tries to push on the bladder to empty it no urine comes out.  If he was not blocked a few days ago, doesn’t mean he isn’t now.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@futuremrsk18:  Oh okay, I was wondering what FLUTD exactly stood for.  Either ways, I’d still get a second opinion.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
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@futuremrsk18:  When my cat was diagnosed with FLUTD he did not have blood in his urine but had a blockage.  Since we spent big money at the ER vet he’s on new food now and everything is cleared up.  It sounds like your cat has since progressed to a blockage if he’s trying to pee and nothing is coming out.  You need to take him to the vet ASAP (within 8 hours) or he could die!  If you’re not happy with what your vet has been saying, take him to an emergency vet.

 

 

 

I wonder if prior to the blockage your cat had a UTI – which could cause the throwing up if the infection was very far along?

 

 

 

Good luck!!!!

 

ETA: Even if your cat wasn’t blocked at his last xray, he could be now.

 

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