Cat urine blood indicates the presence of red blood cells in the urine, this finding is not always linked to a urinary tract infection but could be caused by stones, bladder neoplasms, blood clotting problems, inflammatory processes, intoxication/poisoning, trauma, catheterization.
- 1 Blood urine of the cat Cystitis
- 2 Blood clots in the cat’s urine
- 3 Glomerulonephritis in cats
- 4 Blood urine in cats Differentiation
- 5 Blood in cat urine Clotting defect
Blood urine of the cat Cystitis
Urinary tract infection (Bacterial infections represent about 2%) it is a pathology that is frequently encountered, the therapy almost always involves the prescription of antibiotics for the management of bacterial cystitis sporadic, recurrent bacterial cystitis, pyelonephritis, bacterial prostatitis and subclinical bacteriuria.
Antibiotic cat cystitis Yes but only after the antibiogram
Cat urine blood when it is not infection
- Calculations that rub against the bladder walls account for about 12% of cystitis
- Bladder neoplasms account for about 5%
- Idiopathic cystitis UNFORTUNATELY it represents about 70%
Stones in the cat
Urolithiasis is a medical term to refer to the presence of urinary stones. When we talk about urolithiasis in cats we also use the term FUS (Feline Urological Syndrome or Feline Urolithiasis Syndrome), later replaced by FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease).
It is characterized by the presence of crystals that aggregate forming a real bladder sand to create “PLUGS” triggering a obstruction lower urinary tract. The calculations can be of struvite or oxalates.
Cat Bladder Cancer Symptoms
Senior cat urine blood
When the senior cat has blood in the urine usually it is related to an acute inflammatory process on a chronic basis typical of chronic renal failure which must be treated immediately, these acute episodes on a chronic basis cause the values of creatinine and azotemia and often the animal must be admitted to a day hospital to receive vein fluids and therapy.
Urine test: when?
L ‘urinalysis in the cat it is essential to diagnose
- Urinary tract infections: in the urine, we will have the presence of bacteria, leukocytes, nitrites, and blood;
- Glomerulonephritis (renal biopsy is always required if of immune-mediated origin)
- Stones of the urinary tract
- PU / CU ratio: diagnosis of renal insufficiency
- Diabetes: The presence of glucose in the urine
- Jaundice: the presence of bilirubin
Blood clots in the cat’s urine
Sometimes you may see orange/red or lumpy urine with the naked eye. The Blood clots in the urine of the cat are attributable to pathologies that affect the urinary tract.
Glomerulonephritis in cats
Glomeruli are microscopic structures in the kidney that filter toxins from the blood, glomerulonephritis should be ruled out when blood is present in the urine
which can have several primary causes:
- fiv/ FeLV
- Pancreatic diseases
- Immune-mediated pathologies
Cat blood catheter
Even in the case of urine collection through cystocentesis (sterile urine collection) or after catheter there may be traces of blood in the urine. this finding is quite frequent and normal.
Blood in the urine Macrohematuria and microhematuria
Hematurias can be divided into macrohematurias and microhematurias
- Macrohematuria: when blood is visible in the urine, typical orange / red color
- Microhematuria: the presence of red blood cells is evidenced only with the microscopic investigation
Blood urine in cats Differentiation
Hematuria must always be differentiated:
- Bleeding that originates from the kidney and in this case is defined as nephrological hematuria
The kidney, glomeruli, vessels are affected.
- Bleeding attributable to urinary tract problems: i.e. ureter, bladder, and urethra (urology)
Ureter, renal pelvis, bladder, or urethra are affected.
Hematuria of nephrological origin is almost always associated with proteinuria (loss of protein in the urine) with worsening of renal function; in this case we define: SNephrotic syndrome.
Nephrotic syndrome when the cat presents:
- Severe loss of protein in the urine
- High cholesterol
- Low serum albumin
Blood in cat urine Clotting defect
Bleeding disorders, as well as anticoagulant drugs, can cause hematuria. Other causes: Poisonings – Toxic substances – Trauma.
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