My five year old cat has been healthy all his life until recently. About three months ago I noticed little red droplets on my carpet. I followed both cats around until I figured out which one was doing it. I took him (Max) to the vet and they gave him antibiotics which cleared everything up for about a week or so and then it stared happening again. The vet gave me more antibiotics and Max seemed to get better. A couple of weeks ago it started again, only seemed to get better in a couple of days with no treatment, then on the day after Christmas I noticed he was growling when he tried to pee. I tried to find an open vet and was unable to, but on Mon my vet agreed to see him. They did some Xrays and thought maybe there was a bladder stone so they catheterized him and did some more Xrays. There was no bladder stone, but a very inflamed bladder with some blood clots. So, they put him back on the antibiotic and I took him home. After a couple of days he just got worse. He was still growling when he tried to pee, but not only then, he also started growling in his sleep. So, I called the vet back and they said to bring him back in. They gave him a steriod for the inflamation and put him on a special diet. They kept him for two days so they could watch for blockage and told me to come get him today. When I went to get him they told me the diet was helping and that he was not blocked and was urinating fine, which he is. My question is he is still passing blood. I put down puppy training pads where he was peeing on the carpet so I could clean the mess easier and he's been home for a few hours and there is blood where he has peed. Also, I just heard him growl while trying to pee. He's eating and drinking and generally seems to be in a much better mood since returning from the vet. I was just wondering if anyone has been through this and how long until the urine is normal again?
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1/2/05 at 4:16pm