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Cats are known for urinary problems; everything from kidney failure to bladder infections and blockages. None of these situations should be taken lightly! If your cat is urinating excessively, not urinating, straining to urinate, or showing blood in the urine, a trip to the veterinarian is in order as soon as possible. Also, if your cat seems to be "marking" by urinating out of the box, a medical problem must be ruled out before it is deemed solely a behavioral problem.

PITTBULLADY asks: "I have a cat that's a year and half old. Lately he's been not be able to pee and there's blood in his stool. Can anybody help me or even had a similar thing with their cat?"


August 15, 2007 at 10:11 pm
(1) JennB says:

My cat has not urinated in 3 days, nor has he eaten or drunk anything. I am taking him to the vet in the morning. I advise you to do so immediately if you want your cat to be around in the future.

September 30, 2010 at 3:10 am
(2) Gwendolyn says:

My cat Tiger had became ill and could not urinate. He passed small amounts of blood instead. I took him to a pet hospital and they kept him for 4 days. Installed a catheter and drained his bladder. Upon release he was given antibiotics and a few pain pills. It worked for a few weeks….But now the symptoms has returned-he sits in the litter box but has not urinated. That hospital visit cost 800.00 I can’t afford it again.. I don’t know what to do now.

September 30, 2010 at 3:14 am
(3) Gwen says:

I heard that giving your cat canned food can help with bladder problems because of the water content. I been giving my cats hard food-having problems with urination being blocked. Maybe I’ll try some wetter food???

May 7, 2013 at 9:04 am
(4) val says:

My daughter took her cat to emergency medical vet and to keep it overnight…flush him and medicate him was going to cost 1500.00….i told them i could get myself done for less than that….just after the all mighty dollar

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