My feed

to access all these features

Join our community of cat lovers on the Mumsnet Cat forum for kitten advice and help with cat behaviour.

The litter tray

my male cat is weeing blood

15 replies

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 00:18

I noticed it first this morning, but dismissed it.
He likes to pee in the potty so I can easily see it.
He is constantly back and forth to the litter tray/potty.
So, day off work tomorrow to hunt down a vet I suppose

OP posts:
Goblinchild · 26/01/2011 00:20

Absolutely, could be an infection, kidney problems or someone could have booted him and hurt him.
It's a serious sign. Sad

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 00:27

Thanks. He's not been hurt, he is an indoor cat so I know no one has hurt him.

OP posts:
SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 00:27

Thanks. He's not been hurt, he is an indoor cat so I know no one has hurt him.

OP posts:
Lizcat · 26/01/2011 09:12

Off to the vet this morning I would say middle aged indoor male neutered cats are the most prone to urinary tract problems.

alegre · 26/01/2011 09:16

I had a cat that peed (?, looks wrong) blood and it was a kidney infection. Your cat needs to be seen to asap.
Good luck x

beautifulgirls · 26/01/2011 11:01

Definately to the vets this morning - quite important for male cats to get this checked out and can lead to blockage of the bladder in a small number of cases and this is very serious if it happens.

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 11:16

Thanks everyone.
I didn't go in to work today and made an appointment at the vets.
Then I couldn't get the cat in the travel box. I have been punctured and there was a big pool of blood on the floor. He then ran behind the washing machine and I can't find him Sad Sad

I've put out a tin of wet food in the hope the smell will coax him out.

God know's how I'll get him in the box

OP posts:
alegre · 26/01/2011 14:59

Oh dear, I know how difficult it is to get them in their travel boxes....

Any news yet? Did you manage to get him to the vets?

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 16:49

Hi, yes I did. Smile
He got a jab and shoould be fine.
Thank you

OP posts:
alegre · 26/01/2011 17:08

Great news Smile

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 17:29

Thanks. So relieved.
Although he is not the most sociable animal and he rarely gets close enough to anyone that we can touch him, we do love him.
(Well, I do, not sure about dp as the cats are quite lively) Wink

OP posts:
Goblinchild · 26/01/2011 18:53

We also have a lovely cat that turns into a flailing bundle of claws and snarls if you try and put him in a carrier.
Part feline, part moray eel.
I'm delighted that it's something minor and hope that's the end of the problem.

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 19:10

Thanks Goblin Me too.
They said to see how he gets on with the 2 week AB jab, and if it reoccurs, they will do further investigations.
She thinks it is linked into him getting stressed out because I changed the cat litter brand I'm using

OP posts:
Goblinchild · 26/01/2011 19:18

God, I spend more time fussing over cat food than I do food for my son. Smile
You changed his brand of cat litter? How insensitive!

SilveryMoon · 26/01/2011 19:22

I know, I am such a selfish cow Wink
I only felt that now I am working full time and am no longer emtying the tray everyday, that I should move away from the tesco value stuff to something with odour control and a bit more absorbent.
The cheek of it, hey?

My cat clearly thinks he's some kind of King. I'll have to tell him to get a grip Wink

OP posts:
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.