I just noticed what looked like dried blood, a brownish-reddish color, around my cats penis.
I just noticed what looked like dried blood, a brownish-reddish color, around my cats penis. just a little bit. He is acting like his usual frisky self. I cleaned the litter box earlier, about 2 days worth, and there were 4-5 urine balls of good, normal size. After I noticed this, I went through these urine balls, and did not notice any odd color. I just fed him extra wet food, and added water to it hoping he will pee soon so I can observe him. He did poop right after eating, but no urine, which is normal for him. He is 6, neutered, always been healthy, and eats a grain free diet. Is this possibly a UTI? I do need to add, that he has been masturbating quite frequently for the last few months. I know this is masturbating because he licks down there like crazy, with a super loud purr and gets an erection - always when he is in my presence, and I have read that sometimes male cats will imprint a human as a sexual object when they reach sexual maturity, and this generally comes out around 5 years of age "compulsive reproductive behavior" was what it was called. So because of this, I wonder if he is over-grooming when he gets excited like that, and that could be the reason for the possible blood. It is the middle of the night so I can't take him to a vet, not to mention I am laid off, and money is very tight. He is my baby so I will do what I have to to keep him alive. Should I observe him closely over the next 24 hours, then decide? Take him to the vet first thing?
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Any time there is blood coming from any orifice, you need to have it checked out by a vet. Cats do get stones and crytals in their urine, and I believe this could cause some bleeding. If he is licking "like crazy", this could be a sign of pain or burning. He may have a bladder infection. If he has been neutered for a while, he has no sexual urges so to speak. There really is no way for us to be able to diagnose what, if anything, is wrong over a computer. There is no home treatment and you should not give him any human medications. Advil, for example (ibuprofen) can be fatal to a cat. Vets understand that everyone is financially compromised nowadays, but that our animals still need their care, especially when there's a problem. Ask your vet if they support "Care Credit", which is a program where you can pay your vet bill in installments with no interest. They may also agree to work out their own payment plan with you.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/26/12. Helpful? / 0