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My brother's kitty recently peed all over herself, has been

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My brother's kitty recently peed all over herself, has been hiding and he said he changed her food and she's not eatingit, been about 3 days. I'm worried maybe a uti or kidney problem?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your brother's kitten?
Customer: She's in heat right now
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 11 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. A urinary tract infection (or more commonly a bladder inflammation problem in cats) is very likely. If you have seen any increase in drinking, I would be concerned about kidneys as well. The thing that really concerns me is that she has not eaten for 3 days. Cats cannot tolerate anorexia for long periods of time. Their liver does not down regulate and gets inundated with excessive fat metabolism, which causes it to shut down. It is called hepatic lipidosis, and can be a very serious disease. It usually is a concern if they have not eaten for more than 3 days. It is possible that she just didn't want the new food and starved herself. You cannot rule out a potential liver or pancreatic issue either. Going on 3 days now, I would highly recommend getting the kitty into the vet to get some blood work and a urinalysis. They will most likely need to start some fluid therapy on her and either figure out a way for syringe feeding or putting a feeding tube in. With anorexia in cats, sometimes you need to be aggressive with treatment. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.