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UTI, he cant pee, what do i do?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ok he came back from the vet, hes got medication, hes got new food from the vet. But today i wake up and hes trying to pee and nothing is coming out. He is breathing like crazy, his heart is going, and he's licking his penis. What can i do? Should i squeeze the bladder?

How long can a cat hold their urine?
post #2 of 28
If your cat has a blockage you must take him to the vet asap.

http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/91/...t-Disease.html
A full blockage of the urinary tract is a life threatening condition. The cat can go into coma and die within 24-72 hours! Therefore, if you suspect your cat may have FLUTD, consult your vet at once!
post #3 of 28
This is a medical emergency and he must be seen by a vet today without fail. If you can't find an open vet, or a 24 hour emergency vet then try contacting your local ASPCA or Humane society as they may have options for you.

RUN, do not walk.
post #4 of 28
He needs an emergency vet NOW - a blocked male will die in a few days if he cannot pee. Take him IMMEDIATELY.
post #5 of 28
Absolutely get him to a vet immediately...I've had a cat not quite completely blocked but close and it was extremely serious and good that I got him in as an emergency.

Please post back here later to update us?
post #6 of 28
You need a Er Vet right now or he will die. I lost my Frisky that way at age 1 and my brothers Cat bogart died the same way at age 2.5. I was a kid when this happened and my parents didnt relize because they were our first Cats.
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
alright i got him to an emergency and they squeezed his bladder. some stuff came out and they said the bladder was empty. he's not blocked. she gave me antibiotics. right now he's really weak, he peed when he got home, but he also puked up some hairballs and im afraid that the antibiotics may not have got in and i dont wanna give him another one to overdose him. he ate can food yesterday but he didn't wanna eat any today.

so how do i take care of him for now? do i seclude him in a small room near his litterbox? should i let him outside? im not quite sure what to do right now besides giving him food/antibiotics and letting him sleep.
post #8 of 28
Do not let him outside. What kind of Anitibiotics did he get? Was it ClavamoX. Coco barfs that one. She is on Cefa Drops and she barfs that unless I get her to eat something. Do not give him more Antibiotics until it is time again.
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
yeah its clavamox. but his barf had more hair than anything.
post #10 of 28
Sounds like he has hairballs also. Clavamox should work good for him.
post #11 of 28
Clavamox on an empty stomach can cause vomiting. Make sure he has food in his stomach first.
post #12 of 28
Thread Starter 
i locked him in a small bathroom thats connected to his litter box and left his food in there (i built a portapottey in the garage that connects to the bathroom). he's been sleeping a lot and not really eating. is there really anything else i could do for him?
post #13 of 28
What food did the Vet give you for him. Coco has C/D and Royal Canin Urinary. I just got the Royal Canin on Friday and she loves it. I am sure he isnt feeling good and thats why he isnt eating. Coco was doing the same thing in the pan and when the Vet went to get Urine she had none either. The next day after she took teh Antibiotics she was not in the pan anymore. See what he dose after he has another dose. It should work fast. Cocos infection came back 4 days later so she has to have more Antibiotics.
post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
yeah ive been feeding him the royal canine urinary stuff. he ate almost a full can of it today and he went to pee in the litter box. hes still weak, and hes still licking his penis. i fed him another antibiotic and he didnt puke so that was good.
post #15 of 28
awww poor baby! Healing vibes for the little guy
post #16 of 28
poor baby.... it's important that he drinks plenty of water. You may want to try putting some water bowls in places where you generally don't have them. This makes them curious and alot of times they will go over and drink from different bowls. It worked for me... I always kept one bowl in the kitchen, but when my male persian starting having bladder issues I put a dish in the hallway. He now drinks from both so I just leave it there all the time.
post #17 of 28
I just got two more boxes of Cefa Drops for Coco today. Your Cat should stop licking himself soon.
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
yeah he does drink but i dont think he drinks enough. i started putting water in a syringe and then just spraying it into his mouth, he seems to have no problems with it. he doesnt even get scared.
post #19 of 28
He needs to flush his system. If he doesn't mind the water syringe then do it so he can pee.
I hope he feels better soon.
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by lukeswits View Post
yeah he does drink but i dont think he drinks enough. i started putting water in a syringe and then just spraying it into his mouth, he seems to have no problems with it. he doesnt even get scared.
you might consider getting him a water fountain. i think mine drink more since i got them than before.
i have 2 freshflow fountains & 1 drinkwell. the drinkwell needs filling less often, & i find it easier to clean, as well.
however, at present, only Pixel seems to drink from it - the other 4 prefer the freshflows. the freshflow is cheaper, also.
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
this morning he was acting really good. i played with him, cuddled, he purred. when i got home from school he couldn't move, his breathing was irregular, he didnt pee in 24 hours. we took him to the vet, the vet couldnt squeeze it out of them. she was sure that his bladder and kidneys were affected and that we need surgery. i didnt want him to suffer... i put him down. it was very sad and i havent cried this much ever. out of all the cats i've owned he was my favourite. i loved waking up and watching his lazy butt sleep on his back. i seriously considered him as a human, or at least that he used to be a human in some past life.

i dont know who's to blame. maybe no one. maybe its what commercial dry food does to cats. it's not made for them, its toxic. im never buying that again. he was 3 years old and this was his last picture.




please send my family some good vibes. i havent seen my dad cry ever till this day... he definately didn't deserve what he got
post #22 of 28
I am so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking as he was so young and so beautiful. My thoughts are with you and your family.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by michellem View Post
I am so sorry for your loss. It's heartbreaking as he was so young and so beautiful. My thoughts are with you and your family.
he was very handsome!
& for you & your family...
post #24 of 28
Thread Starter 
yeah thanks, the first time i saw him i thought he was the best looking cat ive ever seen and i had to have him... i don't really know how to deal with this right now.
post #25 of 28
It is going to take some time. I lost my love two months ago and I still cry every day. This site is wonderful, though. It helps to share your thoughts and advice with others who love their cats as much as you do. We have all been there and are here for you. It is going to be hard but in time, you'll be able to think of him with happy memories instead of the sad ones your feeling right now.
post #26 of 28
I'm so sorry for your loss.
post #27 of 28
He sure was a nice looking Cat.
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
i dont know if its just me but everytime i lose a cat i always think theres nothing better out there. but then i find another thats way better than the last. is it common? i feel like ill never find a cat so beautiful and fun as this one. ill just see what the future holds.
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