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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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He's 16 and diabetic. s box by in large is normal, but he's

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he's 16 and diabetic. His box by in large is normal, but he's started going in a couple specific places in the house, and what comes out is clear and somewhat sticky. He's been to the vet twice and neither time detected a UTI
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the cat has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Charlie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Charlie?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry Charlie is having trouble.

Does he take insulin?

How long have you noticed this sticky urine?

What does he eat?



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he gets 2 units each morning and evening with his food. I'm feeding him PetSelect from the refrigerator section (soft pellets)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he's been to the vet twice with this issue. Neither time was a UTI the issue.
Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

The sticky urine is pretty common in diabetic cats.

It can be caused by too much protein or carbs in the urine or a PH imbalance.

He may have interstitial cystitis which is a UTI with no bacteria seen upon exam

Please read articles written by a feline vet:

Give Charlie 4 drops of unsweetened cranberry juice (by dropper) every day for ten days.

Consider the raw diet on Dr. Pierson's website.

Please let me know if the stickiness disappears after the cranberry juice treatment.

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Kind regards,


Expert:  Terri replied 1 year ago.

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