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Question:We Have A Female Cat That Is Showing Some Signs Of A Uti. She Is Having Accidents Outside The Litter Box (but Not Just Unination) & Also Has Blood In Her Urine. I Called Her Vet & He Said It Sounded Like A Uti & She Probably Needs An Anitibiotic. However , Now She Is Vomiting , & Her Throw Up & Very Small Amounts Of Blood In It As Well. I Do Not See Vomiting On Any Of The Lists Of Symptoms Of A Uti. What Are Your Thoughts?
Answer:Vomiting Can Have Many Causes, As Can Inappropriate Urination And Defecation. I Would Recommend A Veterinary Exam And Evaluation, Including Urine Analysis, Possible Blood Work And X Rays To Rule Out Underlying Causes Besides A Simple Urinary Tract Infection
Question:Hi, I Am New To This Site And Am Deserate For An Answer To Stop My 2 Yr. Old Female Pit Bull From Peeing (but I Don't Think It's Pee). We Have Had Her Since 9 Weeks (spayed At 5 Months) And Potty Training Has Been A Struggle From Day One. We Have Met With Trainers And Vets And No Answers. I Said Peeing, I Think, Because I'm Almost Sure This Is Coming From Her Vagina, But It's Clear And Odorless. She Can Pee Outside Normal Yellow Urine And Minutes Later If I Turn My Head I Am Left With A Puddle Of What Looks Like Water In My House--or Several. I Have Never Caught Her In The Act As She Is Soooo Sneaky With This. Also, It Appears She "sprays" It As It's Not Just A Puddle It's Like It Has Been Splashed All Over.....she Can Run Up The Stairs And Leave A Trail And Cover A Room From One End To The Other If Left Alone. She Will Even Do This On My Cement Patio If She Wants To Come In And We Aren't There At The Moment She Wants In--she Will Purposely Go Right In Front Of The Door And Splash Multiple Times All Over Our Cement Patio. She Will Do The Same In Her Crate If She Wants To Be Let Out And We Aren't There Immediately (she Could Have Jsut Went Outside, But Doesn't Want To Be In Crate At That Particular Time). I Believe This Is May Be Connected To Submissive And/or Separation Anxiety Urination--but Once Again This Pee Is Different. She Only Does This Around Me Or My Wife--i Have Been Her Main Master/human. My Kids Can Watch Her With No Incidents. Any Help/advice Is Much Appreciated. Also, Vets/trainers Have Ruled Out Uti As She Can Go Overnight With No Accidents In Her Kennel Or Crate. Please Help!
Answer:I Would Still Have Urine Culture To Rule Out Infection, As Well As X Rays To Rule Out Bladder Stones. You Could Try Homeopet Leak No More, Which Is Natural Homeopathic Remedy. Also Make Sure Your Vet Has Ruled Out Incontinence As Well. Sometimes Anxiety Induced Urination Can Be Helped With Meds Like Amitryptylline Or Clomiprimine
Question:What Is Your Recomendation For Feline Inappropriate Urination For A Multiple Cat Household?
Answer:Too Complex To Comment Here As Alot Of Issues That Need To Be Addressed Including Testing Urine On Affected Cat To Rule Out Infection, Inflammation, Etc Asa Well As Adding Litter Boxes To Homes And Potential Antianxiety Prescription Meds.
Question:Hello Dr. Dym, my 6-yr-old Healthy Cat Recently Decided He Does Not Want To Use His Litter Box. He Has Been So Good For Six Years And I've Never Had A Problem. We've Recently Moved A Couple Times In The Past 2 Months So I'm Not Sure If This Is The Cause. He Has Been With Me Since College So He's Use To Moving, But Maybe Being Older Now It's Affecting Him? I've Had Blood Work Done And Put Him On Antibiotics For A Uti, But There Are No Major Health Issues. I've Changed His Box, Litter Everything And Nothing Is Working. I Can't Have Him Going In My New Home Any Longer And Its Very Upsetting. I'm Afraid I May Have To Give Him Away. Any Suggestions? thank You, stephanie
Answer:Very Often Environmental Stresses And Changes In Environment May Lead To Inappropriate Urination In Cats. If Medical Issues Ruled Out, You Can Ask Your Vet For Trial With Medicine Like Amitryptylline Or Clomiprimine Which Can Sometimes Help. Also Adding More Litter Boxes And Trying Different Litter Type In Them May Help As Well. You Can Also Consider Trying Homeopathic Approach. To Learn More See My Website Www.canineworld.com/drdym As Well As Www.beyondflatearth.com For Discussion Of Long Term Classical Homeopathic Care In Pets Which Although Natural, Does Require, Time, Patience And Committment. Many Homeopaths Do Offer Phone Consultations.
Question:My 8 Month Old Shit-zu Always Pees When My Husband Comes Home And Takes Off His Boots. She Also Pees When Someone New Comes Over And Pets Her, Also When My Husband Just Talks To Her. Why Does She Pee? What Can I Give Her For That? Is It Fear Or Just Have A Bladder Problem That When She Is Excited She Can't Hold It?
Answer:Medical And/or Submissive Urination In Addition To Other Behavioral Issues Are Possible. I Would See Vet For Complete Exam And Urine Analysis To Make Sure On Medical Issues. If All Ok, Then Need To Work With Vet Specialist In Behavior One On One On Behavior Modification Exercises Done In Home. Of Course If Not Neutered, Get Done