How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Reani Your Own Question

Reani
Reani, Cat Care Expert
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 1762
Experience:  20+ years experience with Cat Care and behavior problems, 3 years Pet Rescue
3350763
Type Your Cat Question Here...
Reani is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What would cause blood in my cats urine He does not ...

Resolved Question:

What would cause blood in my cat's urine? He does not appear to be in pain at all. He pees in the bathroom sink, otherwise I would never have noticed.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Reani replied 7 years ago.
Good Morning!

How long has he been going in the sink?
Is he neutered and how old is he?
Is he going often, but in small amounts?

Standing by....
Reani
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Reply to Reani's Post: Thank you and good morning to you too!
He has been going in the sink for maybe 2-3 weeks. Yes, he is neutered. He is approx. 3 years old. I'm not sure how often... I've seen small amounts in the sink about every three or four days. I stopped giving him dry food, thinking this may help.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Reani,
I'm not sure if we're still communicating.... (I put in a deposit)
Expert:  Reani replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the info...

It sounds like you boy has a Urinary infection. It hurts him to pee, which is why he started going in the sink...he associates the box with pain, so he goes elsewhere.

Blood in the urine in also indicative of this. It can turn into an emergency fast, because crystals can form and cause a blockage, especially in a male. If he can't let out the urine, his bladder could burst.

If you have an emergency vet, it would be best to get him in today, since he may only be letting out those small amounts. They will take a urnalysis to confirm and prescribe antibiotics. I would rather see you be safe than sorry, he may be able to wait until tomorrow, but I don't think it is worth chancing. Cats are very tolerant of pain, so he may not be showing it.

Dry food is actually better for this condition, canned food should have less than 3% ash content. Try giving him a little cranberry juice in his food, a few drops, like 2 or 3 to help make the urine less hospitable to bacteria. Once an infection is present, it cannot be treated at home. If there is no way to get him in until tomorrow definitely give the cranberry juice to help him let out some urine.

Thanks for asking your question. I hope you can get him seen today, if not definitely in the morning. They may also recommend putting him on a special food to help prevent recurrences. Science diet makes one, as does Purina One.

Please let me know how he does!
Best Regards,
Reani
Reani, Cat Care Expert
Category: Cat
Satisfied Customers: 1762
Experience: 20+ years experience with Cat Care and behavior problems, 3 years Pet Rescue
Reani and 4 other Cat Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • The response from the Expert literally saved my cat's life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart -- I will recommend all of my friends to you!!! Lucia Rincon, Georgia
< Last | Next >
  • The response from the Expert literally saved my cat's life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart -- I will recommend all of my friends to you!!! Lucia Rincon, Georgia
  • I will use your service again. I was very pleased with the response and the fact that you have a low cost option so that those of us on fixed income can have questions answered. I will also recommend you to others. Karen Jackson Heights, NY
  • You helped us to come to what we believe is a better next step in Jack's treatment, and hopefully have saved us $800!! Thanks again! Jack's Mom Tuscon, AZ
  • The vet said that the information and my following it will be what made the difference. Thanks again for being so very helpful. Tracy Grayson, LA
  • My oldest male cat had a seizure this evening. This site was the first place I could think of to go after the seizure had passed. Dr. Lucy was fantastic and she was spot on! Debbie USA
  • I must tell you I found this site by accident and was amazed when I asked a question of the Veteranians online. I wish I could have found it sooner it could have made such a difference in the outcome of my pet's surgery. However, I am passing along the information to my sister-in-law (a cat-rescue person who is also a nurse), and perhaps it will help someone else who may experience the same problem. The doctor who answered my question was amazing, and while it didn't come it time to change the outcome of my situation, it is reassuring to know the caliber of Vets/Doctors that you have at JustAnswer. Thank you for being there. Alice H. Jacksonville, Fl.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Terri

    Feline Healthcare Expert

    Satisfied Customers:

    18938
    Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/purrfectkitty/2008-07-10_084515_2006-06-10_me2.jpg Terri's Avatar

    Terri

    Feline Healthcare Expert

    Satisfied Customers:

    18938
    Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    868
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CE/Cerecita/2011-3-16_2565_JAPIC500x500.64x64.jpg Cher's Avatar

    Cher

    Feline Specialist

    Satisfied Customers:

    9637
    Feline Healthcare & Behavior Specialist 40+ years Experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/kydoll/2008-11-26_190500_me.jpg Lori's Avatar

    Lori

    Feline Healthcare

    Satisfied Customers:

    3325
    16 yrs health care mgmt & issues relating to cats, reproductive issues and multicat environments
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/mccprn/2009-11-20_185102_JA_profile.jpg Micki's Avatar

    Micki

    Expert in cat behavior and health

    Satisfied Customers:

    3153
    Expert in cat medical and behavior issues.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ER/ERPetNurse/2011-11-7_1293_b.64x64.jpg Candy R.'s Avatar

    Candy R.

    Veterinary Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2887
    Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/babybloo/2011-3-10_62613_DavidandI.64x64.jpg Theresa's Avatar

    Theresa

    A Voice for your Pet

    Satisfied Customers:

    2124
    19+ years in animal medicine as a veterinary technician