My cat Nermal has recently started peeing and pooping outside his litterbox. He's never done this before and originally I thought he just didn't like the new litter (I was trying the crystals) so I changed it. Last month I noticed (thanks to the contrast on the white crystals) that there was a reddish tint to his pee. I took him to the vet who thought bacteria in the UT was the culprit, so we did two rounds of Clavamox and changed his food to the Urinary Tract health formula. Nermal uses his box 99% of the time, but I've noticed that the urine I see on the floor still has a reddish tint to it. After two rounds of antibiotics with no relief for my baby it sounds like something else might be going on and that he's desperately trying to tell me by peeing outside his box. He seems to cry a lot and be tired too. Also seems unusually thin - like he's not gaining any weight/putting any weight on (he's always been a very solid cat). We've got an appointment to go back to the vet on Wednesday, but I just wanted some input. I'm wondering if maybe it's kidney-related...
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8/8/05 at 11:25am