amandax086 asked in PetsCats · 1 decade ago

my 5 month old female kitten got spayed 3 days ago ....?

my kitten got spayed and they said she had a bad urinary tract infection and gave us amoxicillen for her. i heard female cats can get them all the time. how do i reduce the chance of her getting it and how do i tell when or if she has one again?? i cant tell if there's blood in her box. she keeps peeing a little bit on the floor but i dont see any. thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You need to discuss that with her doctor. Trust me....they will be HAPPY to talk to you about all of this. That's what they're there for. :-)

    Not all cases are the same. Bring it up when you take her back in for her follow-up urinalysis. Not all cats with UTI's need a dietary change (only if it's FLUTD...formerly known as FUS.) If the pH is normal and there are no crystals seen in the sediment on her urinalysis recheck, changing her food is not indicated.

    C/D is a PRESCRIPTION diet...meaning it can only be recommended/prescribed by a DVM, and only after an examination by that DVM. It shouldn't be fed to kittens that young.

    Edited to add: Cats are COMMONLY spayed at 4-5 months of age...and have been for many, many years. (I'll do them as early as 3 months, and the USHS and AVMA have been advocating as early as 8wks for almost 20 yrs.) Spaying her at 5 months was entirely appropriate. If you wait until 6 months, you'll often have an already-pregnant cat.

    Source(s): I'm a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with 20 yrs exp. in private practice (27 total years in the profession.)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Find out the initial cause of this infection.

    Making sure she has enough water and perhaps a special diet may be needed.

    Urinary tract infections can occur in either sex.

    If she is peeing on the floor, the infection is still there.

    The anit-biotocs take 5 days to take proper effect, and you must complete the course. When you take her back to the vet to get her stitches out, make sure the vet checks her again for the infection and ask for more anti-biotics to clear up the infection completely

    Source(s): Works at shelter cattery
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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm surprised that your vet spayed your cat at 5 months old,

    the average is when there six. I would go back to the vet and

    ask about a speciall diet for the urinaty tract. That is some

    thing you don't want to get out of control, your cat can die

    from such a situation. I know i almost lost mine. Special

    food formula and medication is what you need them to set

    up for you. Hope all works out for you and kitty.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You could feed your cat a special diet for urinary tract infections. Ask your vet to recommend one and just keep her on it all the time. I recommend c/d by Hills.

    If you're worried she might have an infection, you could take a urine sample to the vet so they can perform a urinalysis. You may have to take the litter out of her box and maybe replace it with something that doesn't absorb liquid. Ask your vet if they sell NoSorb litter. Or check at your local pet store.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Keep giving her the amoxcillian. Bring her back to the vet when the antibiotic is finished. Then the vet can determine if she still has an infection. The way to prevent further urinary tract infections for ALL cats is to feed them food with low magnesium. IAMS is one of the best dry foods with low magnesium. We have six cat kids...four boys and two girls and have been feeding all of them IAMS indoor formula for a year now and IAMS dry food in general for 10 years. These kids of ours are healthy, have beautiful coats, active dispositions and the oldest one, Bubbsy who is almost 11 years old, still plays like a kitten. Be sure to keep plenty of fresh water around the house. We keep two stoneware bowls of fresh water for our babies. I change the water twice daily. Keeping their systems flushed with good water and low magnesium will help their urinary tracts and their health in general. Good luck with your darling!

    Source(s): 49 years of life experience and love of animals and disabled folks.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the best thing you can do is buy her purina one urinary tract formula dry food pretty inexpensive $5 for a 3.5lb bag and if you get her to eat this then she will be fine you can give her a can of wet food once in awhile but at the most once a week and no tuna or milk...the thing you need to watch is high magnesium and the purina one is very low and i had a cat that kept getting urinary tract infections and since he has been on this food he is fine...good luck

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  • 1 decade ago

    Along with her dry food feed her canned as well, make sure she has plenty of fresh clean water available,keep her litter box clean. Urinating outside the litterbox is a good indication that a UTI may be brewing.

    Source(s): vet tech for 34 years
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  • 1 decade ago

    unirary tract infections are most often caused by something in the diet, make sure your kitty eats food with no Ash content in it

    and this issue is not limited to females

    Source(s): experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    The fact that you got her spayed should pretty much stop her UTI's. Usually, cats get them due to the excessive cleaning they do when they go into heat as well as when they become seniors. Good luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dont buy purina - purina has crap in it that arent natural to a cats diet - look into Innova - it only has ingredients that are natural - protiens that are natural to a cat.

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