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Bleeding with a UTI

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I noticed Sunday morning I notice some spots of blood near the litter boxes. I have 2 cats and wasn't sure which one it was from, until a few hours later. I noticed my one cat squatting in a laundry basket and when she got up ther was spot of blood there. I took her to the vet and they put her on Clavamox for a UTI. They were not able to get a urine sample from her, but I am to go back a week after she is done with the meds to get one done.

My question - How long before the bloody urine stops? I have only given her 2 pills (3rd one will be tonight). Also, She does try to pee in the litterbox for about 5-10 minues and only a little comes out, then she goes to our laundry basket to try again and only producing a little more. I have noticed more urine in the litter box today, but not a ton. How long does it usually take for the meds to start making her be able to pee normal again?

BTW - She never showed any signs of a UTI except on Sunday morning. My cats have always been healthy so this is all new to me.

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Frankie is currently being treated for a uti, my vet said it would be several days of meds before it might begin to work (her symptom was peeing on the bed).

If your kitty doesn't seem to be getting better soon or seems to be getting worse i.e. NO urine coming out, I'd take her back in.
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I agree. If your cat is straining and urinating only a small amount, there may be underlying urinary tract issues that might not be helped by antibiotics. My cat Pico went through a partial block about a month ago and I noticed early on that he was straining in the litter box. Airing on the side of caution, we took him to the emergency and he was diagnosed with feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). He had A LOT of struvite crystals in his urine and a urinary pH of 7.5! Urinary tract problems can manifest in many ways but most of them require immediate attention. A complete blockage can be life-threatening in both sexes but is especially dangerous for male cats. We received the results of Pico's urinalysis today and there is nothing of concern. He will be on an RX diet and a lot of canned food for the rest of his life.

If your vet doesn't do anything further to help your cat, you might want to get a second opinion.
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Well I noticed she did have a decent amount of urine(more than the usual couple drops) in the basket last night and it was a brownish shade instead of the red. So I am thinking she is starting to feel better. I put a litter pan inside the basket and she hasn't used the peed inside the basket (or the litter in there) yet. DH did catch her right before we went to bed trying to pee on my oldest DD's coat, so I guess it is a wait and see at this point.

Thanks for all your help. I am a first time cat & dog owner and none of them have ever been sick. Since all three are still fairly young, I have a long road ahead of me. I honestly think I stressed out more about Angel being sick than if one of my kids get sick.
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