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ADVICE!!! Recurrent vomit-bloody urine constipation!!!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey all-
My Kitty(F-11 yrs) is like a medical mystery- I am wondering if someone else has been through this.
2 years ago I noticed Kitty was throwing up daily,very constipated- straining to poo. A few days later she began peeing outside the box and I noticed she had bloody pee...oh boy.
She we took her to the vet and we had every test run evrything was negative. No UTI- no crystals, no stones, normal levels in the bood....I believe we even had x-rays-nothing showed. The vet did put her on an antibiotic(which Kitty threw most of them up) and I did change her food to Hill'sScience diet for sensitive tummies. She had been on Purina for years and Nutro Max for a short while before.
Soooo- with all that- she miracously stopped peeing blood- no more throw up and eventuall the pooping became more normal!
Relief.
Except for last week- she peed in the box while i was changing the litter and it was bloody! I couldn't bring her to the vet for a few days and in the meanwhile she was peeing on rugs,blankets and clothes- the blood was pretty evident. Also the throwing up is back, and the constipation is getting worse.
The only changes over the past few months are: New cat-5 months ago- he mostly stays away from her. And I also started mixing some senoir formula nutro max with her sensitive tummy food. The vet could not find anything in her blood tests, red and whites a little low- nothing serious- her glands seemed fine. We are just waiting to go back and get a urine sample, Kitty wouldn't pee there.
SO that is my story- I am wondering if anyone can relate or help us out here!
post #2 of 10
With those symptoms, I think I'd get her back to the vet ASAP for a urinalysis, and even consider getting a second opinion from another vet.
post #3 of 10
It sounds to me like there is something in the Nutro Max that seriously disagrees with your kitty. I would completely discontinue the use of it, and see if the symptoms disappear. If you want to add a different food to her diet, I would try something other than Nutro Max.
post #4 of 10
I know it's expensive and the bills can add up, but I'd get a second opinion. How can the tests be negative when she's CLEARLY peeing blood? Something is definitely not right with Kitty. Try taking her to a different vet.

Also, I agree that it sounds like the food is not agreeing with her. My cat has battled constipation issues followed by UTI's, and I switched her to Orijen and she is doing fine for the time being. Science Diet is terrible food and vets recommend it because they are pushed into it by salespeople telling them how good it is, when in fact, it's full of crap cats don't need like corn and wheat. But sharky is the guru on cat nutrition... hopefully she'll be along shortly to help offer some advice.

Vibes for your kitty.....
post #5 of 10
I went through this, and I still am in a small way now though with my one cat Prowler. I took her to a feline specialist when she first became so ill and was given several reasons why this was occurring:

hair getting stuck in the mouth or throat
hair stuck in the rectum
reflux esophagitis
virus
bad food
pancreatitis
f.b. lymphoma

She has had two relapses after her initial treatment. Her last relapse was just last week. They could do further tests to pin down the cause, but the tests are prohibitively expensive for us. So I keep her on her medication and hold my breath that the crisis passes soon.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your advice guys!
I had a feeling that it might be something in the Nutro max- so i did put her back on the sensitive tummy food. I know Science diet is not the best- but if it keeps her from peeing blood....I don't want to experiment with different foods if they will cause problems like the nutromax(if that is what the problem is)
I took her back to the same vet clinic-but there is a different vet now- maybe she will have a different approach.
I may be being hopeful- but I don't think it is a serious problem if Kitty had it two years ago and just dissapeared---we shall see.
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hissy View Post
She has had two relapses after her initial treatment. Her last relapse was just last week. They could do further tests to pin down the cause, but the tests are prohibitively expensive for us. So I keep her on her medication and hold my breath that the crisis passes soon.
How far apart where the relapses? what kind of medication is she on?
post #8 of 10
Which Max type did you feed her? Perhaps comparing the foods would give some idea of what might be bothering her?

Is this the Science Diet she's on?

Hill's Science Diet Feline Sensitive Stomach
Ingredients:
Brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, animal fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), corn meal, dried egg product, chicken liver flavor, oat fiber, L-lysine, DL-methionine, taurine, L-tryptophan, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid, minerals (potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), rosemary extract, beta carotene, vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (a source of vitamin C), niacin, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement).
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Yes- that is the science diet she was on for the 2 years between these episodes.
I believe I had her on the senior formula, but a few years ago i had heron the weight management- but only for a short time.
I know i saved the 2 most recent bags- so Iwill start comparing there........
post #10 of 10
I would have a blood panel done as some "senior " issues can show up this way as well as the things Hissy mentioned////

If all is clear I suspect your cat doesnt handle wheat
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