My cat is 18 years old - a few days ago I saw blood in her urine in the litter box. Seems to have cleared up now. Should I just leave it?
Type of Animal: Cat
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 18
Name of Cat: Gaffer
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Is he straining to urinate? Urinating normally?
Going in/out of the litter more often?
I don't know the answer - bu I don't believe he's going more often
At this age...
And in a male cat...
This is typically not something that goes away and does not come back.
If there was something - enough - to cause blood in the urine
It is probably something real.
1) Idiopathic Sterile Cystitis (LINK HERE)2) Urinary tract infection3) Bladder stones
Well worth having Gaffer evaluated by your vet.
Typically in these cases, aside from a good examination, a urine sample (Urinalysis - LINK HERE and possibly Urine Culture - LINK HERE) are performed helping to differentiate the causes listed above.
OK this happened on Monday and Tuesday and not since. Gaffer really hates going to the vet (sorry) so I think I'll wait a little while before we go thru that trauma
Ok - good luck.
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