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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I have a 1 1/2 year old cat....The last few days I've noticed he goes to the litterbox at least 5 times in an hour...But he has trouble using the restroom...Last night he jumped on my blankets and he pee on it but I don't think he meant to do it...His pee was a reddish color...He always sleeps on my bed at night but now he sleeps beside the bed...I don't know if its something he ate or if its because I just recently change the brand of litter...But my other cat is fine...If anyone knows anything thats could help him, please let me know
post #2 of 13
Sounds like your baby may have a UTI.
He should be seen by a vet.
Hope he's feeling better soon.
post #3 of 13
I would say he has kidney stones, or at the very least, urine crystals, along with an infection. All of these things are VERY painful and should be treated immediately! Please get him to the vet as soon as you can, those kinds of things can kill him, but are also excruciatingly painful.
post #4 of 13
Your cat probably has a urinary tract infection and/or his urethra is blocked by crystals. This is a life-threatening situation, and he needs to be taken to a vet today!
post #5 of 13

Please keep us posted how your kitty is doing
post #6 of 13
I agree, it sounds like crystals. My cat, Toby, suffered from FUTD and this is exactly how he acted when he had a blockage. (Toby has since passed over the bridge, RIP)
post #7 of 13
Please take your kitty to the vet! It sounds like he has an UTI, a blockage or stones/crystals the vet will be able to tell you for sure. Good Luck!!!!!!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks eveyone for the advice...I took him to the vet today and he does have UTI and also crystals...They gave him medicine to take for a week and a rimadly injection to help the pain...So he's doing fine...
post #9 of 13
Thanks for updating us. I'm so glad you took him in, and that he's being treated. that he makes a speedy recovery. I've heard of cats' bladders rupturing due to blockages, so it is something that has to be treated ASAP.
BTW, to TCS. I hope you'll be sticking around.
post #10 of 13
Thanks for letting us know... I'm so glad they gave him something for pain too, many vets still don't. Just because a cat doesn't show pain, doesn't mean they don't feel it, and according to my husband it is THE most painful thing for a male to have. He cringed when I told him about your kitty (he also thinks I am a little strange for worrying about a complete stranger's kitty, but hey, he loves me so that's ok) LOL
post #11 of 13
I'm glad you took him to the vet and he's doing okay.

Any time a cat, especially a male cat, acts like he's having trouble going to the bathroom, it is a medical emergency and he needs to get to the nearest emergency vet clinic immediately. Their urethras are very small and just a small amount of debris in the bladder can block them. The bladder stretches and stretches but eventually it can't hold any more urine. The kidneys then stop making urine because there is no place for it to go. The toxins that the kidneys normally filter start building up in the bloodstream and within a few hours the body temperature drops and the heartbeat becomes irregular. At this point death is imminent unless treatment is started immediately. The total time from blockage to death is usually 48 hours or less. But if you get him to the vet and get him unblocked, the kidneys start working again immediately and the process is reversed. Cats who are near death when they are admitted to the hospital are on their way to recovery with normal vital signs within an hour of being unblocked.

On a tangentially related note, this is a very good reason to never leave a cat completely alone if you go away for a weekend. Just having a friend or neighbor pop in for 5 minutes to make sure your cat is okay would be the difference between life and death in this situation.
post #12 of 13
I am glad to hear that your cat's problem is being taken care of. I hope he will soon be good as new.
post #13 of 13
I'm so glad to hear you got him to a vet in time and that all is okay. I nearly lost Red Cat several years ago when he had a blockage. The vet had to keep him in the hospital over the weekend and RC had another blockage emergency there during the weekend. I was a hair's width from losing him. So I nearly panic every time I read a post like yours, just hoping and praying the person will get the cat to the vet in time.
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