My kitten is peeing blood. whats wrong with her?
my kitten is 4 months old almost 5 and when she pees it is pure blood sometimes there are little chunks in it too.. also she refuses to use a litter box no matter what i do. they say that cats dont like to "go" where they sleep. well i think she prefers too.. cuz she sleeps on my bed and she thinks its her litter box. and everytime i put a clean sheet on my bed she pees on it. but back to the main problem. i am worried about her. i need to know whats wrong. i dont understand it. she still eat regular,plays sleeps etc.. but her urinating is totally wrong like it is pure blood and she only wants to urinate on my bed. ):
on Oct 17th 2009
in Health & Wellness
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Take her to the vet immediately. Things go bad with kittens very quickly.
They need to get a urine sample asap.
Bella (In Loving Memory) answered on 10/17/09. Helpful? / 0
Take your kitten to the vet- NOW. Blood in the urine is not good. It's common for cats with medical problems to begin eliminating outside of their litter box. For example, a urinary tract infection or crystals in the urine can make urination painful—and both are serious conditions that require medical attention. Cats often associate this pain with the litter box and begin to avoid it. So if your cat has a house-soiling problem, check with your veterinarian. Cats don't always act sick, even when they are.
♥ Tasha ♥ answered on 10/17/09. Helpful? / 0
Your cat has crystals in her urine that are causing a painful blockage, hence the blood colored pee. It is extremely painful for her to pee while using litter, which is why she has decided to use your bed instead. It is softer, and therefore irritates her parts less.
She is not ok. She needs immediate vet attention, as blockages can actually cause a cat to die. The vet can figure out how she came to be this blocked up, and also what you can do in the future to stop it. In some cats, the food is to blame. In others it could be the litter (especially if you are using a product with crystals... they might absorb odors better but they apparently have been associated with urinary problems in cats).
In any case, she won't get better on her own, and she won't stop peeing on your bed until she is better. Go to the vet today. Don't wait anymore, as every hour that passes puts her in more of a critical condition at this point. :(
Gracie answered on 10/17/09. Helpful? / 0
She's got a bad urinary tract infection (UTI). Take her to a vet and they'll be able to give her an exam to confirm thats the problem and give her antibiotics to cure the infection. Once its gone she should start using her litter box again. She is pretty young to have a UTI so ask the vet to test her urine in case it is too acid/alkali and she needs a special food to maintain a healthy urinary tract.
Sassy (2001-2012) answered on 10/17/09. Helpful? / 0
The other posters are right, this sounds serious and she needs to be seen right away. Also, she is not "refusing" to use her litter box because she is naughty, she is in pain and terribly sick.
Beanie answered on 10/20/09. Helpful? / 0