This older gal is Poo Bear, a 17-year-old kitty who suddenly started pooping and peeing on everything, and pulling out her fur. Her mom was afraid Poo Bear was near the end of her life and in pain.
Poo Bear's dad lost his job in the oil field, and her mom is self employed, which is very difficult for a household of five, so they reached out for assistance so their cat wouldn't be in pain any longer.
However, once they once brought Poo Bear to the vet, they learned that she had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) that could easily be fixed.
Cats who may have urinary tract infections generally show the following signs:
· blood in the urine
· crying out while urinating
· excessive licking of the genital area
· frequent and/or prolonged attempts to urinate
· straining to urinate
· urinating outside the litter box, often on cool, smooth surfaces like a tile floor or a bathtub.
Note: If you cat shows any of these symptoms, please be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately.
They also learned that for being a 17 year old cat, her kidneys are working fantastic and she is super healthy! They're hoping once the UTI is under control and she starts feeling better, she will no longer pull out her fur from stress.
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