Blood in urine can't be good.
August 31, 2011 9:44 AM Subscribe
My 18 year old cat has blood in her pee, but the vet says she is fine. How can this be?
posted by hellameangirl to Pets & Animals (23 answers total)
My cat has already been diagnosed with chronic renal failure last year, which means her kidneys are going downhill but not completely yet. She still looks good (clean, soft coat and bright happy eyes) is not deaf or blind or lame, and she still eats (perscription food) a drinks a decent amount.
But one night last week she was meowing loudly and constantly, and peed against the wall of my apartment. When I went to clean it the paper towel turned bright pink. I rushed her to the emergency vet and they took a blood test. They said besides her renal failure which has advanced, she is 'fine' (ie, not on death's door) but they weren't able to get her to urinate.
I took her to her regular vet the next day and got her urine tested. They also said she was 'fine'..no UTI or anything. The nurse suggested she could have just been stressed.
Today, she peed blood against the wall again. This time more of a rusty color.
What gives? This doesn't seem 'fine' to me but I'm also hesitant to torture her by bringing her to the vet again (I swear she hates it even more than the average animal).
Anyone experience this kinda thing? Can stress actually cause blood in the urine? Nothing in her environment has changed btw. If it is in fact stress its not from anything external. (no other pets, no moving of furniture, I'm around the same amount etc)