Blood in the Urine in Cats
Treatment of the hematuria will be dependent on the primary or associated diseases that are the underlying cause for the condition. Urinary tract infection may be associated with another disease involving the urinary tract, such as cancer, or urinary tract stones (urolithiasis). Or, hematuria may be caused by a condition that involves the body in general, such as with an excessive production of steroids by the adrenal glands, or diabetes. A systemic generalized condition will need to be treated before the hematuria can be resolved.
Surgery may be indicated for cases with urinary tract stones, neoplasia, and traumatic injuries to the urinary tract. Blood transfusions may be necessary if your cat has a severely low red blood cell count. Fluids will be used to treat dehydration, and antibiotics can be used to treat urinary tract infection and generalized diseases due to bacteria in the blood (bacteremia). Urolithiasis and kidney failure may require diet modification top prevent relapse.
If your cat is suffering from a clotting disorder, the blood thinner Heparin may be used to bring it under control.
Living and Management
Because hematuria may indicate a serious underlying disease process, ongoing treatment for your cat will be dependent on the primary or associated diseases that are related to it.
A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
Any type of substance that is involved in a chemical reaction
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
urinary tract infection
Also referred to as a UTI; a medical condition of the urinary tract and system in which the cells are damaged by microorganisms.
Any inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph.
A medical condition in which the bladder is filled in full or in part with bladder stones.
A procedure of imaging internal body structures by exposing film
The protein that moves oxygen in the blood
The excretion of semen from the reproductive system of the male
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The time period in which a female is receptive to male attention
The name for the reproductive organs
A disease that occurs when bacteria present in the blood.
Blood in the urine
Small purple or red spots on an animal’s skin; due to a small hemorrhage
Urinary Tract Infections in Cats
Feline idiopathic lower urinary tract disease is a general term for disorders characterized...
Urinary Tract Stones (Struvite) in Cats
Urolithiasis is a medical term referring to the presence of stones in the urinary...