|Purred: Fri Jun 11, '10 10:47pm PST |
|The cats before me all make good points, I would like to ask if Izzee has had any x-rays or a urinalysis done?
Since her UTI isn't responding to the medicine and she's howling again and avoiding her box, I can't help wondering if her problem isn't bladder stone related cystitis. (irritation of the urinary bladder.)
A urinalysis would reveal changes in the urine (pH, crystals, bacteria, blood, etc.)
Many cats will urinate in places other than the litter box due to the irritation of the bladder wall, they associate the pain they feel while urinating with their litter boxes and the feel of litter. Hard cool surfaces such as tile floors, counter tops, sinks, and bathtubs are often used as are soft substrates (cloth, carpet etc.)
Idiopathic Cystitis exists though, where the cause is never determined. Stress seems to be a precipitating factor for cystitis both in cats and in humans. I'm not sure when you last moved, but moving a stress too (for both cats and humans)
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