I have 1 cat only and adopted him from a shelter at 6 months old. I've had him for 3 years and every things been great until 5 weeks ago when he clawed up my sofa which WAS in perfect condition. That day I just got home from work and I got his cat toy out for playtime which I do everyday. Then I discovered he had pulled the towels off the sofa and clawed both the arms to shreds. That set off all my emotions and Anger was at the top. I always keep his claws trimmed back and I have a cat condo and a cat tower and also 2 scratch post in the same room as the sofa plus I had the sofas covered with sheets and towels. I was very upset and I felt that our friendship didn't mean a thing. I felt betrayed. I walked around for 30 minutes trying to get over it but finally my anger got the best part of me and I hit him with the stick end of his cat toy. I know I was wrong to hit him but I lost control and I'm deeply sorry for that now.
2 weeks ago I noticed he was not producing as much waste in the litter box and he was using it more than ordinary. And then I was getting his food to feed him and his butt was shaking and he lost a small amount of pee on the floor. when I cleaned it up I noticed it looked pink. So I took him to the vet the next day. They said he had crystals in his urine that was causing his bladder to swell and making him think he needs to pee when he does not. They said it was caused by the food I was feeding him (which is Blue Buffalo). They sold me some cat food to switch him over to. I did not have the courage to tell them I hit him.
So now it's been a week since the vet and he still has not improved. And I am wondering if Now he has a health problem that may have been caused by me hitting him with his cat toy.
I love my cat very much and I feel like my whole life has been ruined by my own fault.
Has anyone here had this heath problem with their cat?