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Growly Kitty

i have a cat who last week(jan17) around 3-330 started meowing and growling at seemingly nothing. When he tried to sit down on the hard surface of the desk he started to meow and growl some more. i checked him the next day and he wasnt meowing or growling and seemed to be perfectly fine. He has been fine all week with the exception of yesterday and today. He started acting the same way growling and meowing at nothing but this time i caught it happening right after he was walking out from where his litterbox is. I tried feeling his sides etc to see if anything was painful and again when he tried to sit on the floor with his butt he started getting more owly. Could this be a bladder infection maybe?
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587315 tn?1333552783
After reading your post, my first thought was that this could be a urinary blockage or he might be constipated.  If this is a urinary blockage, this is an emergency. A cat can't go more than a day without urinating. The bladder could burst!  Constipation could be serious, too.  That can wait a day or so, depending on how long it's been going on.

I would go right now and check out the litter box.  See if there is any urine in there(hopefully he is your only cat).  I would also follow him around to see if he tries to pee in odd places or after much straining only goes a few drops.  IF there's any small chance that he hasn't been able to urinate, he needs to go to the vet now.

Good luck!
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Sounds like the cat is in pain.  Definitely check the litter box and see if the cat has urinated and pooped.  Identify when the last time the cat did both.  Call the vet right away and explain the situation and see if they will give you any suggestions.  It doesn't sound good and time may or may not be on your side.  At least call the vet to see what they suggest.  Try and make an appt to bring the cat in as soon as you can, if that is what they suggest.  If they are unwilling to help, call a different vet.  Good luck
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thank you for your help. i am taking him in today and hopefully everything will be alright!
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thank you for your help. i will be taking him in to the vet today and hopefully everything will be ok.
587315 tn?1333552783
I will keep my fingers crossed!!  =)
506791 tn?1439842983
Let us know what your vet said and how kitty is doing.
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Kitty is doing well, he is on some medication for what the vet believes is an intestinal infection :( with the antibiotics he should be feeling better in no time! Thank you everyone for your help and concern
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just gave kitty his first dosage of medicine and he says hes not mad at me but rather disappointed :( lol
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good news, thanks for the update...hope kitty is soon feeling much better:))
587315 tn?1333552783
Thanks for the update!  I'm sure your kitty will be feeling better in no time!
506791 tn?1439842983
Thanks, glad to see the vet has a handle on the situation.
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