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    Questions...

    I noticed yesterday that Caramella had a bloody rear end. I couldn't tell if it was coming from her female parts or the other. I got a warm wet wash rag and tried cleaning her up hoping to get a idea of where the blood was coming from.. I did and her female parts seemed swollen. I watched her the rest of the day and a little while this morning to see how and what she did in the litter box. She would get in to pee and sit there for a pretty good while and get out and she wouldn't have done but about a teaspoon.. I called and got her in to see the vet and he said it is a bladder infection or whatever they call those parts... He has her on antibiotics for 2 weeks... My question is... why is she bleeding? I didn't think to ask the vet.... I've had cats with this sort of infections before but never had blood with them or have their parts swollen and bleeding.. How unusual is this?

    After bringing her home, I knew I had to wash the pad I had in the kennel because there was blood on it. When I took it out of the kennel, it was soaked with her urine so somehow, I think that soft pad helped her pee because she soaked it! LOL! I put another soft pad in there for her but Miss Giz decided it was for HER!

    Karen, if you see this, Caramella IS cleaning up the blood on her fur back there.

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    Glad Caramella is finally cleaning "back there"!

    Laura, about two years after Oscar came to live with me he developed a small amount of crystals and a urinary infection. The vet showed me a urine sample about 3 weeks into treatment and there was still blood in it! So this is normal for a UTI I think.

    Oscar is male, so the blood is likely more noticeable on a female.

    Hope Caramella feels better soon.
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    Oh, good - glad she is cleaning up the blood back there at least! And yes, it is normal.
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    Thanks....I will try not to worry so much.. She let me press a warm wet washrag back there awhile ago as long as I didn't press it to hard, she was fine. It's going to be fun trying to pill her for 14 days....

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    Big, big prayers for Caramella!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura's Babies View Post
    Thanks....I will try not to worry so much.. She let me press a warm wet washrag back there awhile ago as long as I didn't press it to hard, she was fine. It's going to be fun trying to pill her for 14 days....
    If she likes treats like pill pockets, you can use these to hide the pill inside. You can buy them at most pet stores or even at your vets. My cats love them. I hope she starts feeling better soon.
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    Prayers and good wishes and love for Caramella and you, Laura.

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