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Ok try to stay with me on this .. lol

I have a 2 year old/neutered male cat and I noticed a few months ago he had dark colors around his penis. Well a month or so ago he started to meow usually a few minutes after we'd go to bed and when I'd get up to check on him he would be scooting on the carpet. So then he gets the diarriah (however you spell that word..) because i fed him a little too much food a couple of days so he was super messy, so i decided to have him groomed, with a bath and shaved his fur like a short haired cat. because i thought maybe his poop on the long hair was maybe giving him an infection on his penis or something. She also cleaned his anal glands which i thought was the whole reason for his scooting.

So about 3-4 days after the fur cut I found him scooting again. And his penis is bloody again. I've been to 2-3 vets and they have run blood tests and stuff but still think its not a problem. I don't know if the vets around here know what they are talking about or not but I'm really starting to get worried.

His diet consists of an constantly available bowl of hill's cd (which a vet put him when he was about a year old. and also I feed him throughout the day a little bite of friskies from the packs. Sometimes not even a whole pack a day. Maybe i feed him to much i dont know? Another thing I've noticed is his water intake has increased double for the past 3 months or so. We recently moved which could be stressing him out but he had the bleeding before that. If i am correct, he has had this blood on his penis for atleast 6 months or so. He urinates and poops just fine..

Maybe someone out there could give some advice on what his problem could be? I can't afford a big vet bill right now because we are going to have to move again at the first of October, I hate to put my kitty through this moving situation but he gets used to it easier now because he has moved 3 times now going on the forth.

Thanks to anyone who may have some advice for my questions. =)
 

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Oh one more thing... i always forget something, I wormed about 3 days ago hoping it could be worms for the scooting. But something makes me think he may be scooting because of his penis:/
 

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Just a wild guess

I may be way off on this and it might even cause a few laughs but here goes: I'm wondering if your male cat has a prostate gland infection. In human males blood can be passed while urinating and it can hurt like he**.

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The only suggestion I have is to see a different vet. See if you can find one that specializes in felines.

I'll also move this to the Health & Nutrition forum.
 

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dutchman: i am really not sure about that, i will have to do some kind of research on google or something..

Another problem i posted under behavior titled "related to the panting like a dog post" I should have put them together but i didn't.. if you guys want to check that out maybe these 2 things could be related?
No idea

But yes I am going to try to find a feline specialty vet but i know i will have to drive him atleast 30 minutes to find one. I don't have a cage to travel with him either but maybe we will work something out. It will have to be after we move and stuff at the first of the month i hate to put it off but my money is very tight right now and if he has been having these problems this long a couple of weeks won't hurt.. hopefully

I failed to mention in this post that he weighs atleast 15 lbs and is really overweight:/ I can't help not feeding him when he gives me those pitiful kitty looks.

Thanks again guys =)
 

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I would seriously consider adding more canned food to his diet and cutting back on the dry. Since you have noticed his water consumption increasing this will help him take in even more fluid. It will also help him to lose some weight and requires less work for his excretory system. I hope you find out what is wrong and your kitty feels better soon!
 

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Do consider a feline specialist. Many vets are not really up-to-date on cat stuff since they see mostly dogs. I think it is definitely worth the drive.

Meantime make *certain* he is passing urine. If he becomes blocked, you will only have a matter of hours to get him to a vet before the problem can become fatal.

Continuing to overfeed an obese cat is not doing him any favors; plus you are setting him up for many serious health problems including diabetes, arthritis, urinary and kidney problems, liver disease etc. SOMEBODY has to be the grownup in the house, and it certainly isn't the cat! :oops:

Dry c/d is famous for causing obesity, and it does not really work to prevent bladder problems. Why is he on that food? Leaving food available 24/7 is also a problem for fat kitties; they should be fed only in meals. There's a ton of info about health and nutrition in our free article library, including why dry food is bad, how to pick a good food, obesity, and urinary tract problems: http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... w&item=007.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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