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« on: July 11, 2008, 02:30:45 PM »

Does anyone know what this means?

My second oldest cat (male) who has very slightly increased kidney values must be leaking a little urine.  I say "must" because I didn't observe it.  He lays on my computer desk in front of me on a regular basis.  A few minutes after he left the room, I saw about a few tablesoons of liquid on the desk.  Yesterday, I felt a few drops of liquid drip on my hand when he got up from the desk.  Thought it was from a glass with ice cubes, but know I think it was him.  I would have thought it was water until another cat sniffed it with an open mouth.  Today, it was definitely urine.

He doesn't run to the litter box at all.  He just had a full check-up in May with full blood work.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 02:39:34 PM »

This website (http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_urinary_incontinence.html) says urinary incontinence is common in geriatric cats who have bladder infections. Other causes are also listed.

"BLADDER INFECTION

This is a common cause of urinary incontinence in female dogs of all ages and in geriatric cats. This condition is usually easily diagnosed by urine culture, though often signs of infection such as white blood cells or bacteria are actually visible in the urinalysis. A urine culture will confirm the infection, identify the organism, and list usually several antibiotics which will be effective. An antibiotic is selected based on expense, potential for side effects, and convenience of usage. After a short course (generally somewhere between one and three weeks) of medication, ideally a second urine culture is done to confirm that the infection has truly been cleared up. If a bladder infection is the cause of incontinence, most patients show improvement in their incontinence and comfort after only a few doses of antibiotics (but it is still important to finish the entire course so as to avoid recurrence). For more details on this condition click here
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008, 02:43:15 PM »

Poor boy.   Kiss Kiss  And poor you too; I can see this would be worrisome.

Arlo beat me to the post, but my first thought too would be bladder infection, or inflammation of the bladder wall or other parts of the urinary tract.

My second thought would be trauma to the area--did he perhaps fall onto something, or have some other type of accident?  I know that if the bladder is bruised, temporary incontinence can result (my vet tells me to watch for this the first week after females are spayed, because the bladder is handled during spay surgery.)
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008, 02:48:20 PM »

Elizabeth, my then 8 year old cat, used to leak urine when she was sleeping, anything from a penny to quarter size spot. I adopted her because after I had fostered her and taken her back she basically just crashed and got so depressed so I took her home again. However, Jess hated her and beat her up pretty bad so I had to find a home for her.  Anyway, I had her worked up through internal medicine at MSU and they said it was unusual for cats to have this kind of leakage without other urinary issues (pain in using the litter box, straining, infection, inflammation, etc) and while they were considering flutd (feline lower urinary tract disease) she didn't fit all the "common" signs and they ended up finding a medication that prevented the leakage. It didn't seem to affect her in any other way.
She, however, did NOT have any kidney disease. Don't know whether that would make a difference or not.
Let us know what you find out.
BTW, the vets said that the leakage is very common in older female dogs, but not cats (THOSE "unusual" critters seem to end up at my house . . .)
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008, 04:56:59 PM »

Poor kitty! I've never seen this but it makes me think of bladder infection, too. Best wishes for finding something easily treatable, and recovery.
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2008, 05:08:12 PM »

This does sound like a bladder infection or a kidney infection. I have a female who gets it regulary. But with a male i'd see a vet as soon as I can. If He stops peeing, get Him to the vet immediately.
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2008, 08:57:33 PM »

JustMe- When you take him in make sure they examine the prostate also. It does sound like a possible infection though.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2008, 09:15:17 PM »

Thank you all for your thoughts on this.   Kiss
I'll be watching him the next few days (he's usually parked in front of my screen most of the time).  He's urinating normally and not drinking excessively or running to the box.  I was even wondering if he is holding it too long because Bette Davis won't let him get to the litter box.   She's a terror.  We have boxes on both floors, but he only wants to use boxes on the lower level for some reason.

I'm considered about his kidneys as vet said we may have to put him on subcutaneous fluids in the near future.  His levels are only very slightly elevated right now. 

I think he did have a UTI in the distant past, but not positive.  If he seems worse or does it again I will bring him in for a recheck.  I never thought about his prostate.  Poor little guy.

Great link, Arlo.  Lots of information there.  Thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2008, 11:23:06 PM »

JustMe, I dont have anything to offer on this, no experience at all with bladder infections in kitties......yet.  But I just wanted to send well wishes to your baby in the hopes he gets better real quick.  I think I remember MaineCoon Peg saying Rufus was having something similar going on at one point.... Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2008, 04:41:32 PM »

Elizabeth, my then 8 year old cat, used to leak urine when she was sleeping, anything from a penny to quarter size spot. I adopted her because after I had fostered her and taken her back she basically just crashed and got so depressed so I took her home again. However, Jess hated her and beat her up pretty bad so I had to find a home for her.  Anyway, I had her worked up through internal medicine at MSU and they said it was unusual for cats to have this kind of leakage without other urinary issues (pain in using the litter box, straining, infection, inflammation, etc) and while they were considering flutd (feline lower urinary tract disease) she didn't fit all the "common" signs and they ended up finding a medication that prevented the leakage. It didn't seem to affect her in any other way.
She, however, did NOT have any kidney disease. Don't know whether that would make a difference or not.
Let us know what you find out.
BTW, the vets said that the leakage is very common in older female dogs, but not cats (THOSE "unusual" critters seem to end up at my house . . .)
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I also have an elderly cat that sometimes leaks urine while she is sleeping.  My understanding is that can be common in older cats.  My cat usually "leaks" after receiving fluids.  She has slightly elevated kidney levels and I give her subq fluids twice a week.  If I forget make sure that she goes to the box before bedtime on fluid days I might wake up to a small wet spot in bed!  She sleeps with me most nights.
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 05:20:11 PM »

Don't know about males but I took on a female cat that is 12 years old since it's owner's caregiver gave up.  The cat pees everywhere and at first I thought it must be purely behavioral.  But then I noticed that she would sit in a spot, get up and there would be little trickles left behind.  She uses the litter box frequently and at this point have realized she has no desire to go to the bathroom everywhere.  And yes, her fur smells from it. 
After a vet visit she had no signs of diabetes nor a UTI but the doctor noticed that as soon as he put any pressure on her bladder she would express urine.  They are trying a hormone on her to attempt to control what is happening.  If this doesn't work they believe she has either A. a tumor in that region or B. an uncontrollable sphincter muscle. 
Maybe they can rule out what it isn't to get to what it is.  No idea if hormones would work for a male but its worth a try.  This poor kitty deserves a chance to be what she used to be.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2008, 05:34:42 PM »

Hi bonobo73,

My cat has not had anymore episodes of leaking urine since I posted, thank goodness. 

Did your vet draw blood work?  Has your cat been checked for renal problems?  How about crystals?
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2008, 07:38:00 PM »

bonobo73........I had a male with similar symptoms and he was diagnosed through exploratory surgery and biopsy with Interstitial Cystitis without bacterial infection.

It seems his bladder "popped" or was cut during a procedure, before I got him.  There was so much scar tissue that the surgeon trimmed some away to help ease some of the pressure on his bladder.   My kitty also had a very alkaline urine and the recommendation was to have it go toward the neutral if not the acidic level.  It was pretty easy to do that with some dietary modifications.

My poor guy was urinating at least 100 times a day sometimes large quantities and sometimes drips.  He would drip in his sleep.  Took about 4 months of a bit of change, but blessedly he's doing very well as of today.  Hope you get the help you and your kitty need.
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