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My one year old indoor kitty has been lethargic the last 2…

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Hello! My one year old...
Hello! My one year old indoor kitty has been lethargic the last 2 days. He was completely fine Sunday. Yesterday he pooped on the bathroom rug and then threw up. He's been keeping to himself in the closet or under desks. Right now he is sitting in one of our 2 litter boxes (we have 3 indoor cats, no dogs). he's usually very loving, playful and loud - he has been none of those these past 2 days.
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago
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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment? Addition of medication? Toxin ingestion?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He ate about half a human finger nail size portion of cheese whiz Sunday night. No bones, cannot say for sure about toys or trash. The kids had friends over the house this weekend, but that is normal. no medication.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
he just made a deep growl sound as he walked out of his litter box
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

Thank you. Have you noticed any straining in the cat box?

Was the fecal material solid when he went on the rug?

Is he eating and drinking normally?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
he will not eat or drink. not even a treat.
nothing is coming out in the litter box. he's been trying to go all day.
fecal matter was solid on the rug Monday morning
vomit was pretty solid too. looked like undigested dry food -
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

It's time for Frank to go in to see a vet. If he's been trying to go all day and he's now growling when coming out of the box there is strong risk that Frank may be unable to urinate and that he's in a great deal of pain. This can be a medical emergency and may also be life-threatening if a blockage has occurred. It is necessary for him to either be seen by your regular vet today or go to your local veterinary ER if they are closed. I can help you find an ER location if needed. The other behaviors you've witnessed such as defecation on the rug, not eating or drinking, change in his demeanor, etc. are all likely due to the urinary concern that is on-going.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
thank you
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

You're welcome. I'll be on for a short while longer if you need help locating services. Good luck to you and to Frank.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

Good day, JACustomer. Checking in to see how your companion is doing today. How is Frank doing today?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Hi! We took him to the vet and they sent us to a pet hospital last night. He had a catheterization and for financial reasons we brought him home last night after the procedure. His kidneys were in very bad shape - creatine = 16 other reading off their chart. He ate a little bit of the wet food they sent home with me this morning and he drank a little bit of water. He did not go in his litter box, but he dripped blood/bloody urine ? out of his bottom. Not sure if incontinence is normal after that procedure
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
He's been incredibly affectionate and loving today
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

Passing bloody urine is normal with many urinary complications including infection and blockage. It should resolve over time, though he's going to be at risk for this happening again in the future. He likely feels substantially better which explains why he's being affectionate today.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you so much for checking in and responding!! Is it normal for the bloody urine to drip out of him... is incontinence after catheterization normal?
Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 2 months ago

I think part of my reply above may not have come through. Passing bloody urine is normal with many urinary complications including infection and blockage. It should resolve over time, though he's going to be at risk for this happening again in the future. Incontinence can be expected, as well, but should resolve.

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