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My cat is dripping pinkish fluid & licks. It often. What

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My cat is dripping pinkish fluid & licks. It often. What could be wrong? She doesn't actually sick.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Where is she dripping the fluid from? Her mouth, a wound, or her vagina?

Any appetite loss, or changes in her thirst?

Any sores, redness, or changes in her mouth?

Has she been having any straining to pass urine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Vagina.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She doesn't act sick. Peeing & pooping good. Eats. Goid.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seems she drinking a.little.more than usual.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No sores in mouth. Doesn't seem to strain when peeing.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

I am in the midst of typing my reply to you. I will post that shortly (just so you know I didn't pop away).

Dr. B.

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

Based on your description of the urine and her increased vaginal grooming, this is highly suggestive of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Other issues that could also appear this way include issues like bladder stones, urine crystals, and bladder tumors. Furthermore, as Tiger is older and you noted that she is still urinating well, I do have to warn you that we could be seeing a UTI secondary to an underlying health issue (ie diabetes, kidney disease, liver issues, etc). This is because those will dilute the urine such that we don't tend to see straining and frequent urination as we do with younger cats with cystitis.

To give some relief at the moment, you can try to get her to drink more if possible (which can be hard to get a cat to do). You can also offer her low-salt chicken broth to encourage drinking. As well, aloe vera berry juice (available at health food stores) can be helpful in changing the urine pH and making the bladder more comfortable. Along with this, I usually advise upping their wet food portion of her diet, as this is 35% water and will sneak some water into her system.

While urine dilution will help flush out bacteria and hopefully get her a wee bit of relief, it is unlikely that this alone will clear the more severe bladder infections. Therefore, I would advise that it is prudent for her to see her vet. This would not be considered an emergency situation but is urgent because this will be very uncomfortable for her. If you can, since we have those other concerns, do try to collect a urine sample (you can usually do so by keeping her in a carpet-less room with an empty litter box). When you see her vet, they will be able to analyze the sample, determine if there are bacteria and white blood cells present (signs of infection), and rule out other issues like crystals or glucose (a marker of diabetes).

Overall, her signs are very suspicious of a bladder infection. Therefore, I would advise trying to increase her hydration at the moment but keep in mind that if this is a bacterial cystitis then a broad spectrum antibiotic and feline friendly pain relief to make her comfortable and clear the infection would be warranted to clear this for her.

All the best and happy holidays,

Dr. B.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome, my dear.

Best wishes to you both,

Dr. B.

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