Cat with UTI now has painful belly

by Kristina
(Belleville, Ontario, Canada)

I am a relatively new cat owner, and have had mine for a year. Last week we brought my cat to the veterinarian for a cat urinary tract problem. After he had had his last medications, my kitty was back to his normal self, running and playing around. Today, though, I noticed him sitting staring at the wall and rocking back and forth. When I picked him up, it seemed as though his private area was pulsating. When I touch my cat’s belly, he cries. Do you have any suggestions for what I can do? I can’t really afford to take my cat back to the vet and pay $240 for a check up again.

Dear Kristina,

Unfortunately, the only advice I can give you is to bring your cat back to the veterinarian as soon as possible. Male cats can develop urinary obstructions, and if not addressed quickly, this can become life threatening. It is possible that your cat has a recurring urinary infection that needs further treatment or that he has become obstructed. Without an examination by a veterinarian, there is no way for you to treat or help your kitty at home.

Best wishes,
Dr. Neely

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