How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question

Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 27449
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
55012488
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

I have a six-year-old male cat called Felix. I am a bit

Customer Question

Hello I have a six-year-old male cat called Felix. I am a bit concerned as tonight he has started peeing very frequently every few minutes and straining , Tiny bits of Pee come out and has been blood in his year in also. I had noticed he was being slightly strange last week when going to the toilet so kept an eye on him but tonight he is displaying more symptoms. I have booked a vets appointment for 1015 Am tomorrow . He did do one big wee when I came home from work this evening so I know he has been but now he is going every few minutes and nothing much coming out, he is neutered. He is an indoor cat currently due to a house move two months ago , he has been indoors since January . He has wet and dry food . Is this an emergency or will he be OK to take him in the morning . Very worried mum .
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Kay, you're witnessing the stranguria (frequent attempts to urinate little or no urine) and hematuria (blood in the urine) indicative of idiopathic (unknown cause) cystitis in cats. In the male cat, the urethra can become obstructed with the mucus and grit that his badly irritated bladder lining is forming. He then becomes the classic "blocked cat" and these cats can be lost if they can't urinate for as little as 36 hours. You mustn't wait until tomorrow morning. He needs to be attended to by an on-call vet at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you , on route now . I would not sleep a wink if I left him , poor thing . Many thanks again .
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

You're quite welcome. My best to Felix. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 27449
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
Dr. Michael Salkin and other Vet Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. May I have an update on Felix, please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Felix is much better thank you. Def had a bladder infection. Was in vets overnight on Monday all day Tuesday On a drip as he was so dehydrated. Seems to be responding well to his medication and vet was happy with him this morning. Thank you once again for your prompt answer and advice. Regards ***** ***** Meows from mr Felix ������
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

What a good update! Thank you for taking the time to let me know. Give Felix a kiss for me.

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr Scott Nimmo

    Dr Scott Nimmo

    Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.

    Satisfied Customers:

    137
    BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/VetAnswers/2013-4-5_8257_prof10.64x64.jpg Dr Scott Nimmo's Avatar

    Dr Scott Nimmo

    Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.

    Satisfied Customers:

    137
    BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/vetforyou/2012-6-20_33122_PearlPhoto.64x64.jpg Dr. Andy's Avatar

    Dr. Andy

    Medical Director

    Satisfied Customers:

    2572
    2003 Graduate
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/AN/andrewDVM/2012-4-27_12585_iStock000011751407XSmall.64x64.jpg Dr. Drew's Avatar

    Dr. Drew

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1840
    Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/doggfone1/2009-07-16_133633_vet_pic.jpg Dr. Scott's Avatar

    Dr. Scott

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    865
    15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet experience in medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/DR/DrRalston/2011-10-18_1611_Vet.64x64.JPG DrRalston's Avatar

    DrRalston

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    169
    Over twelve years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/VE/vetdeb/Debbie Headshot 500.64x64.jpg Dr. Deb's Avatar

    Dr. Deb

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    104
    I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.co.uk/uploads/PE/petdoctor09/2011-12-14_51529_Picture1.64x64.jpg petdoctor09's Avatar

    petdoctor09

    Board Certified Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    72
    Veterinarian, General Practitioner