My baby boy, Baxter, will be three in August. He hasn't been neutered and is an inside cat . He's been meowing loudly and hissing in the litter box. He has a history of chronic UTI's in the past, but I can't seem to get rid of them! He strains to the point where he vomits. : [
I've tried changing his wet food to a special diet that helps regulate their urinary tract. We give him Friskies Special Diet wet food and urinary tract regulating dry food. We mix in a teaspoon of water into this mixture so that he gets extra water. He also gets a half tablet of vitamin C as we've been advised to do that as well as a teaspoon of Methigel to acidify his urine.
I've never found blood in his urine and the last time we went to the vet for this, our vet told us to massage his lower belly to see if we can feel a mass or blockage and I can't feel anything. He's letting me touch it no problem, but wasn't before when he came out of his litter box. He's been peeing on all kinds of things.
I've recently read that dusty litter can have an effect on cats urinary tract health. When cleaning his box, I HAVE noticed that his litter is very dusty. Should I change it to a pine or paper litter? His box is also covered.
Are there any other factors that I'm not taking in to account? We've brought him to the vet for this three times already with little to no results. What am I missing...?