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I have a female cat 6 years old who is going back and forth

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I have a female cat 6 years old who is going back and forth to her litter box peeing just a very small amount. She had this problem a year ago and her vet gave her clavamox for 14 days. I call the vet and she has appointment at 6:30 Tuesday evening is it ok for her to wait that long? Is there anything I can do in the mean time for my baby?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

The history and symptoms you are describing in Sadie are consistent with a urinary tract infection as you may already know. You see, the increase in frequency to urinate is because she has an infection that is causing irritation (inflammation) of the urethra (tube connecting bladder to the vagina). When the urethra is inflamed it gives the feeling of having to urinate, this is why she is going more frequent; the increase in frequency does not allow the bladder to accumulate enough urine and only produces a small amount of urine every attempt. Another possible common cause are bladder stones. Neither conditions are life-threatening, but, if you can have her checked tomorrow instead of Tuesday would be best. In the meantime, what you can do is increase her water intake by offering low sodium chicken broth, the flushing action of water helps with inflammation and the infection.

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Hi Patti,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Sadie. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter