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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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My cat is squeezing out watery blood spots after being outside.

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My cat is squeezing out watery blood spots after being outside. This has happened once a few weeks ago due to another cat in out garden. Is she stressed and is this serious?
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

From your description, it sounds likely that she has a condition known as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC).

Dr. Susan :

This is a chronic condition which can be triggered by stress.

Dr. Susan :

It is very similar to a urinary tract infection, except that it is sterile (no actual infection to treat, and antibiotics are not helpful).

Dr. Susan :

Treatment for flare ups includes encouraging fluid intake and pain medication.

Customer: is there anything I can do to help her? I do have cystitis medication is there any point in giving it to her?
Dr. Susan :

We should screen her for urinary stones as well, using abdominal x-ray.

Dr. Susan :

Unlikely. Which medication is it?

Customer: Cystease
Dr. Susan :

Oh that is fine to give her. It could be helpful in the long term.

Dr. Susan :

I would also recommend encouraging her to drink as much as possible using dilute chicken broth or dilute water from a tuna can.

Dr. Susan :

It would be best to have her evaluated by your regular vet so that we can definitively rule out an infection.

Customer: Ok I will take her Monday thanks you have been very helpful
Dr. Susan :

Here is a handout to read more about FIC.

Dr. Susan :

You're welcome! Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.

Customer: She is out at the
Customer: she is out and won't come
Dr. Susan :

Once you get her in, it would be best to keep her confined if possible.

Customer: In think she is marking her territory hopefully she will be ok til I can get to the vet! As its only happened once before 3 weeks ago for less than 4 hours I think your prob right
Dr. Susan :

Good. Hopefully she will recover just as quickly today!

Customer: Ok thanks again you have out my mid at rest
Dr. Susan :

Excellent! Let me know if you have further questions :)

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