So it's really scary to look at your kitty litter tray and find a streak of dark orange/pink kitty pee. Very scary. Especially with our history of cats with pee problems.
I told Him we may have a problem unless Jr Her (who was at guides) had put something in his tray, and with her history, this was an option we had to consider. But Walter blew that myth away when he chose that moment to use the tray again. Sure enough, orange pee.
Him was very good and suggested we phone the vet for an opinion and even dug out the carry box for me. Off we trot to the Small Animal Hospital not far away, Walter protesting his innocence the whole way.
After having to tip the cat out of the carry box, the vet probed and prodded and suggested that his bladder was empty (the cat that is) and that he couldn't feel any blockages so he thought he may have a bladder infection. He suggested other probable causes of orange pee, being diabetes, calcium build up, one or two other things. But without a sample he could only surmise.
So a shot of antibiotics, a handful of further pills, and a vaccination, totalling $129, we took him home. Oh, and my cat is officially overweight. About a kg he has to lose. The little slug has become somewhat of a sleepy head not wanting to do much.
Mind you, last night he made up for it. Up at 4am playing outside our bedroom door. It's almost like he is restless. I noticed he is eating a lot more. We give him a scoop of dry food for brekky, which usually sees him through the day, and a scoop at dinner and that's all. Lately he is finishing brekky very early in the morning. And dinner within the hour too. Most unusual. He won't eat wet food at all and as for raw meat, forget it. He also now has tartar buildup as a result of his fussiness...sigh.
Anyway, he tries sometimes to go to the toilet and is unsuccessful, so that adds to the theory of an infection. I know with people an infection is painful, and you often feel the need to go even if you don't really. I haven't really noticed an improvement today in the colour of his pee but I will keep looking, and hopefully by Friday we will have cleared this up. If not, it's back to the vet for more tests. Wonderful!
Fingers crossed for my little man...