I believe it's a uti. Cat. No they're not accepting new patients. First time a few days ago. Now again same symptoms

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Customer: I believe it's a uti
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Cat
JA: Have you spoken to a vet about the UTI yet? How long has this been going on with the cat?
Customer: No they're not accepting new patients. First time a few days ago. Now again same symptoms today
JA: And what's the cat's name and age?
Customer: The symptoms stopped but are back
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Bruce and he is almost 2
Answered by paul brazzell in 5 mins 2 months ago
paul brazzell
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Specialities include: Cat Veterinary, Cat Medicine, Cat Diseases, Small Animal Veterinary

Hello there. This is Dr.Paul Brazzell. I am sorry that you are having trouble with Bruce.

I can understand how stressful it is for you. I will do my utmost best to help you. Please note that it may take a few minutes to see my reply to your posts. Discussing the case by phone allows me to be more efficient and accurate in assessing the problem. Now, let’s see if we can get this sorted out for you. Is there any blood in his urine?

No blood
No blood that I can see

Thank you so much. Is he straining to pee? Is he going more often?

He is starting to strain. He was able to go a little but it's frequent and he is growling and cleaning himself over and over

Thank you so much.

Does he have any other medical problems? Is he taking any medications?


Thank you for that information. Please give me a few minutes to type my recommendations.

Okay, I am back. This is definitely a lower urinary tract problem.

This is likely not a UTI but rather crystals in the urine or possible inflammation of the

Bladder wall. When male cats are straining to urinate, it is considered a medical emergency.

This is because there is a chance they can block completely. If that happens, then time is of the essence if we are to get them through. I would recommend you take him in today for an examination. They will collect a urine sample and analyze it, and ultrasound the bladder.

If he is partially blocked or there are many crystals in the urine, they will want to flush out the bladder to remove them. Subsequently, they will place a urinary catheter to allow the tissues to heal while at the same time letting urine out.

I hope that you are comfortable with my recommendations. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Thank you so much for using Just Answer. I will be available here should you have more questions.

I hope I was able to answer your question. If you would like to ask me another question in the future, you can add me as a favorite Expert. You’ll have the option to do that on your “My Questions” page if you choose to rate our interaction, or you can request me by name if you wish, again my name is DocPaul.

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