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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-09 11:26 AM
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Anyone had problems with cat having frequent Urinary tract infections?
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We have a cat that has been to the vet probably a half a dozen times in the last year for urinary tract infections. We are trying new food but doesn't seem to help. I've been researching on my own online and there are so many things that could be causing it. She is overweight so that could be a problem. Maybe she's not drinking enough water...our other cat's pee spots in the litter box are much bigger. When she's not feeling well from the UTI, she pees on furniture...usually my sister's bed and now the couch (which was just bought in December). We're taking her to the vet today and I hope we can figure out what's causing the infections. She such a sweet kitty and I would hate to have to get rid of her (not really my call...not my house).

Anyone else had this type of problem?
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  -Anyone had problems with cat having frequent Urinary tract infections? blue_onyx  Feb-23-09 11:26 AM   #0 
  - It wasn't frequent, but Kittimus Prime just had surgery last week  ScreamingMeemie   Feb-23-09 11:30 AM   #1 
  - Thanks  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 11:45 AM   #3 
     - The food KP is on is wet (I think they have dry and wet types). Another  ScreamingMeemie   Feb-23-09 11:48 AM   #4 
     - My IBS cat just got fat on the Hill's prescription food  HarukaTheTrophyWife   Feb-23-09 09:36 PM   #20 
        - We've noticed our cat gained weight too.  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 09:57 PM   #26 
  - My cats don't have that problem, but...  Haole Girl   Feb-23-09 11:39 AM   #2 
  - I refill their water several times a day  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 11:53 AM   #6 
  - Will she eat wet food?  lizziegrace   Feb-23-09 11:49 AM   #5 
  - Yes she will  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 11:56 AM   #7 
     - wet food will be better  DeepBlueC   Feb-23-09 03:57 PM   #14 
  - Do you use clumping litter?  MorningGlow   Feb-23-09 02:19 PM   #8 
  - Really?  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 02:34 PM   #9 
  - Yeppers  MorningGlow   Feb-23-09 02:36 PM   #10 
  - Thanks...we'll give it a try  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 03:17 PM   #12 
  - We switched to the plain clay litter many years ago, and my wife's  old mark   Feb-23-09 03:15 PM   #11 
  - what is it that makes litter clump?  DeepBlueC   Feb-23-09 03:59 PM   #15 
     - Beats me  MorningGlow   Feb-23-09 09:22 PM   #17 
  - My vet said to feed them plain yogurt  LiberalEsto   Feb-23-09 03:35 PM   #13 
  - would flavored yogurt work also?  carlyhippy   Feb-23-09 09:43 PM   #23 
     - The sugar is not good for them  LiberalEsto   Feb-24-09 07:27 AM   #28 
  - My cat has that problem...doesn't drink enough water  City of Mills   Feb-23-09 04:15 PM   #16 
  - What food are you feeding her?  LisaL   Feb-23-09 09:25 PM   #18 
  - We have her on Science Diet  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 09:40 PM   #21 
  - Get her a food for urinary health, give her filtered (but not bottled) water.  jobycom   Feb-23-09 09:34 PM   #19 
  - I'll try giving her filtered water.  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 09:50 PM   #24 
  - I have had my poor cat in 3 times with UTI  carlyhippy   Feb-23-09 09:42 PM   #22 
  - She's usually ok for a month or two  blue_onyx   Feb-23-09 09:54 PM   #25 
     - my kitteh didn't like the first set of antibiotics we gave him  carlyhippy   Feb-23-09 10:01 PM   #27 
  - Mine had a blockage. Needed an operation. He's been fine since then  applegrove   Feb-24-09 02:37 PM   #29 

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