Sep 13, 2016
"My cat keeps going to and fro the litter box, meowing painfully," the owner said.
"Your cat has pollakiuria which is an abnormal frequent urination.," I palpated a small bladder, hence no urethral obstruction. "How many cats are there in the apartment?"
"One cat only," the owner said.
"Did you change the dry cat food?" I asked.
"No, but I gave him more cat treats recently," the owner showed me a packet of Friskies Party Mix cat treats given for the past 1 month.
"Did you change the litter often?" I asked. The owner had not changed the litter for around 7 days or more and had not picked up the stools. It is possible that the cat was stressed and this could cause FUS (Feline Urological Syndrome).
X-rays showed no urinary stones. Blood and urine test was not done to lower medical costs.
3 days later, I phoned. The cat is back to normal and the litter is changed regularly and often. Early vet consultation and treatment enabled the cat to recover the next day.