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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb adn will do my best to help you today.
I'm sorry for this concern about Walter.
While I'm certain that he's uncomfortable, as long as he's producing urine when he squats, this wouldn't be considered a medical emergency. You can wait to have him seen by your regular vet.
The best thing you did was to isolate him so that you could monitor his litter box for evidence of urine...even small amounts.
What you can also do would be to push fluids. Many cats aren't big water drinkers but you could offer him canned food (if he's not already eating it) or low sodium chicken or beef broth.
Since stress often plays a role in these conditions, it might be helpful to purchase a product called Feliway which is a natural pheromone specifically formulated for cats and intended to reduce anxiety. It comes in a diffuser which can be plugged into the wall or a spray and can often be purchased at local pet/grain stores and online.
I hope this helps. Deb
You're more than welcome.
Best of luck with him. Regards, Deb
Some cats will produce what looks like pure blood and other urines don't appear to contain any blood at all to the naked eye (although they will microscopically). What you're seeing sounds "normal" in this context.
I usually do suggest a canned food for these patients with recurrent problems since increased water consumption can often help flush out the bladder
If he's squatting and no urine is being produced, this would be an ER type of situation. This is about the only sign that would indicate he needs to be seen today; otherwise it can wait until tomorrow.
You're more than welcome and thanks for the rating; it's greatly appreciated.
Best of luck with him. Deb