Today was a bit crazy. While trying to paint today, I noticed my cat, Orange, doing the "bathroom squat" on my drop cloth. I was so mad at first because this isn't him. He stayed like this for a while making me stress about the huge mess I would need to clean up. When he finally stopped....it was only a drop. Didn't think anything of it. Wiped it up and got back to work. Only to find him trying again 5 minutes later. I grabbed him and took him to his box to try and still not successfully peeing. This happened a few more times before I was at my wits end. I called my vet and asked what was up. They said it could possibly be a blockage and he needed to go to the emergency vet right away because he might need to be hospitalized. So I called my husband and told him to get home right away. He took Orange in and they found out right away it wasn't a blockage. So, they waited for a while because they wanted to get a urine sample, but he just wasn't going to give one. They then decided to run an xray to check for stones. No stones. Last option was to test a urine sample, but because he wasn't trying, they were going to have to use a syringe. As they were feeling around for his bladder, Orange started peeing and they pushed on his bladder to get the rest out. Unfortunately a lot got on him as well. :/ Thankfully, they didn't need to stick him with a needle and they were able to determine he has a UTI. Poor baby is constantly trying to use the box. But we have meds and instructions to switch to a urinary formula food.
My sweet kitty is getting old. 🙁