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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
What does it mean when a cat is urinating, in weird positiions, all throughout the house, and it's all blood?
post #2 of 14
It means it's time to go to the vet?
post #3 of 14
Good God!

Get him/her to the Vet!!! Right now!!!

the "weird positions" thing -- if your cat is a male --- means he is straining and may be blocked with crystals! This can be deadly within 48 hours. Snickers did this and I caught it / got it treated just in the nick of time. He started passing blood just before he was treated by the Vet.

If it's a girl --- I don't know, but it could be the same type of illness (blockage).

Either way it can be fatal in a matter of days. please take kitty to the Vet today!!!
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
First to let you all know, it's my sisters' cat. It's a female. We are bringing her to the vet this morning as soon as they open. Thanks for the answers so far.

My sister's hysterical crying to me and I just woke up and didn't know what to tell her. I kinda figured it was serious and told her we're taking her cat NOW. I'll keep you posted.
post #5 of 14
I hope your sister's cat will be okay!
post #6 of 14
Cheryl sending your sisters cats (((((healing vibes)))))
post #7 of 14
Oh, I hope the kitty is ok!!!!!

Keep us posted on what happens after the vet visit!
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Vet said her cat has a UTI and gave her antibiotics. Took X-Rays, stool specimen, urine and blood test, and injected an antibiotic to start her healing process.

X-Ray showed NO obstructions, thank God, and blood and urine test results will be given tomorrow.

I'm not sure what they're looking for in those tests, though.
post #9 of 14
I'll be sending healing thoughts & prayers for your Sister's kitty. Keep us posted how kitty is doing.
Lei
post #10 of 14
Wishing your sister's kitty all the best. I'm sure that in part, they are checking the urine for crystals, the blood work would show (if they tested for this), kidney function as well as I'm assuming they did a cbc - which gives hemaglobin and hematocrit as well as white blood cell count.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Wishing your sister's kitty all the best. I'm sure that in part, they are checking the urine for crystals, the blood work would show (if they tested for this), kidney function as well as I'm assuming they did a cbc - which gives hemaglobin and hematocrit as well as white blood cell count.
Pat thank you so much. You are right on all counts. I wish I had yours and Hissy's knowledge.

I had thought the blockage would've been shown as a crystal in the X-Ray, no? I'm not that educated in this area so I'm sure I'm mistaken. I hope all is well with her cat, Jackie, she's a beautiful and loving cat.
post #12 of 14
I would have to defer to a vet tech answering that one...but I think an x-ray would show tumors or any stones. The exam of the urine can show if there are crystals and what kind as I recall..here is a good and very detailed explanation of all that they do with a urinalysis - towards the bottom they discuss crystals, stones and uroliths. Click here

Hope she's feeling better very soon!
post #13 of 14
You are right Pat. Xrays to check for stones. Urinalysis to check for UTI and crystals. Bloodwork to look for infection/inflammation and check kidney function (UTI,s can sometimes ascend to the kidneys). Not sure what the fecal sample was for. Nonetheless it can't hurt to look for parasites while the cat is in, perhaps the vet suspected an infestation?
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
My sister is at work so I haven't heard from her re the results. As soon as I do, I'll post it. Thanks everybody, for your conern.
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