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From your description, it sounds likely that she has a condition known as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC).
This is a chronic condition which can be triggered by stress.
It is very similar to a urinary tract infection, except that it is sterile (no actual infection to treat, and antibiotics are not helpful).
Treatment for flare ups includes encouraging fluid intake and pain medication.
We should screen her for urinary stones as well, using abdominal x-ray.
Unlikely. Which medication is it?
Oh that is fine to give her. It could be helpful in the long term.
I would also recommend encouraging her to drink as much as possible using dilute chicken broth or dilute water from a tuna can.
It would be best to have her evaluated by your regular vet so that we can definitively rule out an infection.
Here is a handout to read more about FIC.
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Once you get her in, it would be best to keep her confined if possible.
Good. Hopefully she will recover just as quickly today!
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