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I think he has a uti. Male cat age 6. Has never been ill

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I think he has a uti. Male cat age 6. Has never been ill before. Had him 4 years. Urinated on my handbag
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Have you spoken to a vet about the UTI yet? How long has this been going on with the cat?
Customer: Today is third day
JA: What's the cat's name?
Customer: Henry
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Henry?
Customer: I rescued Henry and he is the most happy pleasant cat imaginable. Never been ill.
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 14 days ago.

Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear Henry is not quite himself.

So, he has urinated inside? Any other signs such as straining to pee, urinating often, passing blood or a reduced appetite?

Are you happy he is passing a normal amount of urine rather than straining and not much is coming out?

Has anything changed recently; perhaps a new pet, new baby or an owner that has been away?

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

UTIs can occur though are often mistaken for sterile cystitis, stress related FLUTD or bladder stones.

In young males, bacterial infections are actually quite rare.

A vet visit is sensible to analyse the urine, examine Henry and perform a bladder scan if needed.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.