Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Star needs your purrs and prayers!!

Hi,Everyone! Today  I really want to ask you a question about Star! Okay so I believe it was on Monday  or Sunday maybe,when she started doing it.

She has been peeing and peeing! And it isn't really a lot of pee. I mean she pees normaly but she kinda strains to urinate! I have/are pretty darn worried about her! But I have also put Star and Saphira on a new kind of litter. (Star has always been picky at cat litter!). And I think she has a UTI (Urinary track infection) or dislikes the new cat litter. This is the brand I am now using on them:
Special kitty. Scoopable cat litter.

I (And they) dislike non-Scoopable litter!
Star and Saphira not declawed.
Star and me on my bed. Cuddling:-)

Does/ has anyone had or had this problem with their cat or cats?

Psst: someone last week asked us who is Tadpole. 

Tadpole was my first Ragdoll cat. He was a male too. And he was not declawed.He died in 2005.
I am missing him dearly!

Hugs,Ragdoll Mommy~


  1. It sounds like Star might need to go to the vet. Thanks for the info about Tadpole. Take care.

  2. Marg is right. You should have Star checked by a vet, just to make sure she doesn't have a blockage...

    Purring and praying that she is better soon!

  3. The best thing to do is go to the vet to be on the safe side! I hope Star gets well soon!

  4. We agree with the others. Best to check it out.

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes for our Mom!

    The Florida Furkids

  5. Yup, sounds like a UTI to me. The doctor will give her what she needs to clear that up in no time.


  6. Aw, poor Star! We hope she feels better soon! If you think it's an UTI, you should probably get her to the vet. And while you're there, ask him about the litter. If she's using the new litter, it's probably not the problem. Make sure she's got lots of water?

  7. The one and only cat I have ever had.. once got a UTI and the vet told me to put him on DAD's Catfood since the ASH level is better for Kitties with that food. It caused him to have "SAND" in his bladder.
    Hope it clears us Quickly.

  8. Healing purrs for Star, we don't have any info on UTIs maybe Brian from Brian's Home can help, he is recovering from one.

  9. It made me think of a UTI. I would contact your vet. Power of the paw. Lee and Phod

  10. The others are right - get her to a vet! She could have a UTI or a blockage which should be taken care of right away. Good luck!

  11. I hope you're okay Star, urinary tract problems are very dangerous.

  12. No, the change in litter wouldn't explain the straining or "half-pees." Run, don't walk, to the Yahoo FLUTD group (you can find it by googling that phrase.)

    Star has either a UTI or, more likely, inflammation.

  13. Addendum: Yes, she definitely needs to go to the vet. The older she is, the more likely she is to have an infection rather than inflammation. If she has an infection, only a urine culture can tell you what type of bacteria is present.

    The vet will also be able to detect crystals on a urinalysis, stones by ultrasound. There are different types of stones. Struvite are dissolvable by diet; oxalate are not. The vet can "sort of" tell you what kind of stones they are based on Star's urine pH.

    Water, water, water is the most important thing AFTER you get a diagnosis (but getting her to drink now is very important). Those of us who have dealt with forms of FLUTD for years feed only wet food and rely on cornsilk tea (FLUTD group basic info page).

    Evil Kitty was born with a bladder the size of a pea. Her primary vet suggested euthanasia when she was two. She's now 18 and hasn't had a recurrence of cystitis for three years.

    A change in litter will result in pee on the floor, bed or some other spot, but not the symptoms you described. Evil Kitty--also a tortie--is also particular about litter.

    Keep us posted.


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