(Closed) Has anyone had a cat with a UTI?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

She may have crystals in her urine and that blocks her from being able to pass urine.  It usually happens in male cats, my 14 yr old had it when he was 1 yr old.  His was so bad that they had to catheterize him. But since then no problems, I had to put him on special food though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Sorry about your kitty!  I don’t have a cat, but my dog has had UTI’s a couple of times. I think it was about 3 days or so before we noticed a difference. We just noticed that she wasn’t going out as often and stopped peeing on our floor. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My kitty had a UTI about 4 months ago.  She was peeing everywhere but the litter and peeing out some blood and a mucus.  

We took her in and he prescribed her prednilosone.

we noticed a difference after about 3 days.  

it was gone within a week but then it came back.  We took her in and he kept her for an ultrasound which showed she had severe E-coli.   She was kept in the vets for 2 nights hooked up to fluids.   Then sent home with medication that we had to administer by needle in her scruff.  It was horrible.  

Shes been fine since.

did your vet do a urinalysis?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wait a couple days and see, keep a close eye on her peeing.   If its not gone then you should take her back and leave her there till they can do a urinalysis, which should only be a couple hours provided she drinks/eats.

you can never be too sure because cats don’t show signs of pain until its really bad.   We were not expecting our kitty to have severely inflamed insides due to an infection.  

I hope she’s better soon :(.   

And watch and make sure she’s not peeing in other places.  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Any update???

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@sn2bmrsmntgmry:  Same for me!  My guy had a complete blockage at 3 years old, he’s been doing great since being on a new diet.

 

@whiteorchid:  I’m glad she’s back to normal!  Hate having a sick animal, it really takes it out of you 🙁

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Glad to hear that she is all better! 

I worked at a vet for 4 years and one of the trends we saw was that the MAJORITY of cats with UTI were eating Iams cat food.  I didn’t see if you mention the food brand, but if it is Iams switch to something else!  I fed my cats Science Diet for 8-9 years and recently switched to an organic food that I can buy at PetSmart (versus SD that you can only buy at a vet).

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Miss Gamer:  That’s very interesting…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@whiteorchid:  I’ve read on here and in other places that D-mannose can help with UTI’s in humans AND animals.  You should give it a try if this happens more than this one time.  It’s a supplement made from the sugar found in cranberries!

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