Q. My cat seems to have a uti that started today he is trying to urinate now the evening every few minutes. Is there anything tonight before vet tomorrow
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. In male cats (especially those under the age of 8) urinary tract infections are actually extremely rare, and this is more likely a sign of feline lower urinary tract disease (often abbreviated FLUTD). His inability to urinate is a very concerning sign, and indicates that he may be experiencing a blockage in his urethra. If this is what's happening, it has the potential to become a life-threatening emergency. I do not recommend that you wait for veterinary care - I recommend that you visit an emergency vet tonight, so that he can be assessed for a potential obstruction and treated.