Originally Posted by chausiefan
it could be a urinary tract issue im not sure? If it is do I need to collect a urine sample also? Before my vet appointment just to have on hand??
How was your cat treated?
When Zoe was urinating globs like that we first had an ultra sound done. It was a possibility that it was bladder cancer. Thankfully no cancer but her bladder lining is extremely thickened. She needed 6 weeks worth of antibiotics ( 3 different kinds) and now she is on Cosequin for the rest of her life. Plus repeated urine checks forever.
If you can get a urine sample that is good, but if not they vet can get one at the office. So don't wait on making an appointment just to try and get a urine sample They may want to do a cystocentesis anyway so they have a sterile sample for culture if needed. That way they will know if any bacteria grow it came from inside the bladder.
For the fecal, it really is best if you can bring in the nastiest yuckiest part you can find. However they can also do a rectal swab to check for some things.
Bottom line, I think this is really an urgent situation because the source of where the bloody mucus is coming from is unknown. If it is urinary tract in origin that would classify it as an emergency as a blockage can kill a kitty in less than 23 hours.
I think if you call the vet and explain what is going on they are going to want to see you right away.
Please keep us posted.