TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Cat Drips after Hospitalization for UTI
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cat Drips after Hospitalization for UTI

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I havent been here in a long time.


My cat ozzy just got back from being away 3 days. I had to take him to emergency hospital because his urinary tract was blocked and he couldnt pee. His blatter was ready to pop.

So They take care of him at hospital and next day transfer him to my regular vet who will monitor him for 2 days.

SO I'm at today. Today we pick him up and he drinks water heavily and eats alot.

So the problem is that he seems to be dripping urine. Its not little drips but more like small puddleds. I'm wondering if this is normal for a few days. He just had the cathoder removed yesterday morning and maybe his muscles are too relaxed.
post #2 of 14
I am glad you have your baby back home -but this question needs to be addressed by your VET. Have you called and advised him/her of the problem? If not you really should.

Plenty of hugs and kisses to Ozzy and please let us know what the Vet said.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hell603
I am glad you have your baby back home -but this question needs to be addressed by your VET. Have you called and advised him/her of the problem? If not you really should.

Plenty of hugs and kisses to Ozzy and please let us know what the Vet said.

I called the vet today and he said to double check him and see if I can see when it drips. He told me that he may not be dripping, but actually just peeing where he wants to. and sure enough he squats down a bit.

I think the fact that he was hospitalized for 3 nights and and just peeing via the cathedor there in his box or cage messed him up. I'm gonna check him again throughout the day and see what he does. So far he seems to have stopped.
post #4 of 14
Urinating outside of the box is very common of cats who have UTIs. I would keep in contact with your vet, and I bet once Ozzy is better this will stop. Make sure to clean the areas Ozzy has had accidents with a good cleaner, such as Nok-Out. This will eliminate any traces of the urine and help prevent the cat from urinating in the same place.

On a side note... please don't be upset with Ozzy for this behavior, not that you are, but just in case. He just doesn't feel well.

Please keep us updated, hope he is feeling better soon!
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by squirtle

On a side note... please don't be upset with Ozzy for this behavior, not that you are, but just in case. He just doesn't feel well.

Oh don't worry about that LOL. He's being pampered more than ever right now. The house just wasnt the same with him gone. We just closed up some of the rooms with carpet and if he goes in tile we just mop the floor.
post #6 of 14
I hope you get the problem solved. He jsut needs to relearn that he has to actually go to the box and go again!
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hmmm this is odd behavior. He still goes to the litter box. But now he also uses the sink to pee.
post #8 of 14
my best advise is to keep on any meds the vet gave you as directed, and if the vet suggested a diet change, keep on it, its cheaper then having to go back for urinary problems
post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenZ
Hmmm this is odd behavior. He still goes to the litter box. But now he also uses the sink to pee.

If you haven't all ready, I think you need to give your vet a call. If they suggest to bring him in then I would. I believe he is definately still having urinary problems.... I am not sure how long it should take for it to clear up after you begin antibiotics. This is a question for your vet and like I said, I would absolutely make that phone call.

I hope Ozzy is feeling better soon.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Alright, I was probably just a little scared. He's back to normal now. Longer pee breaks, only goes in box. Very playfull now.
post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenZ
Alright, I was probably just a little scared. He's back to normal now. Longer pee breaks, only goes in box. Very playfull now.

Way to go Ozzy! I bet you're sleeping easier at night
I am so glad the little guy is feeling better.
post #12 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by RubenZ
I havent been here in a long time.


My cat ozzy just got back from being away 3 days. I had to take him to emergency hospital because his urinary tract was blocked and he couldnt pee. His blatter was ready to pop.

So They take care of him at hospital and next day transfer him to my regular vet who will monitor him for 2 days.

SO I'm at today. Today we pick him up and he drinks water heavily and eats alot.

So the problem is that he seems to be dripping urine. Its not little drips but more like small puddleds. I'm wondering if this is normal for a few days. He just had the cathoder removed yesterday morning and maybe his muscles are too relaxed.
I'm having the EXACT same problem right now..except mine isn'r eating much because it's a brand new food...he does drink an ok amount of water though, gonna go buy him a fountain now to encourage more drinking.

How many days (or hours) did you have him before he stopped peeing constantly like that? I've had my cat for about 42 hours and he still does it (needs to pee all of a sudden, in the litterbox or not) but not as frequent. I just let him out of the bathroom (which is had stay in due to the constant peeing ) and he went about 20 minutes without peeing.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNSCleric
I'm having the EXACT same problem right now..except mine isn'r eating much because it's a brand new food...he does drink an ok amount of water though, gonna go buy him a fountain now to encourage more drinking.

How many days (or hours) did you have him before he stopped peeing constantly like that? I've had my cat for about 42 hours and he still does it (needs to pee all of a sudden, in the litterbox or not) but not as frequent. I just let him out of the bathroom (which is had stay in due to the constant peeing ) and he went about 20 minutes without peeing.

I got him back on a Wed and by the weekend he was much better, but he wasnt back to normal normal till like a week later.
post #14 of 14
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking maybe 2 days for some reason, but good to see it can take longer. I can already see improvement with him right now, he seems more active, maybe a bit less sore (although still pretty tender), and goes longer without peeing (I just watched him not go for 10 minutes, and then right after that, a 20 minute stretch, it was great.)

I'm just very nervous right now, I had a cat die from this same thing in November 1999 because he kept re-blocking and my Mom didn't have the money for the uretha widening surgery..I was only 12 at the time, so I couldn't afford it like I can now if I need to.

Thanks again!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cat Health
TheCatSite.com › Forums › Our Feline Companions › Cat Health › Cat Drips after Hospitalization for UTI