I noticed blood in my male kitten's urine a week after I adopted him in May 2020- he was 12 weeks old and is a domestic short-hair that was rescued from Mexico. I took him immediately to an emergency vet and since then it's been a whirlwind of different Vets, Specialists, Urinalysis, Urine Cultures, Bloodwork, Ultrasound imaging of bladder and kidneys, antibiotics, and in January of this year, surgery.
Since the urine cultures kept coming back without any presence of bacteria, and crystals/UTI were ruled out by our regular Vet, we took him to be seen by a urology specialist. The specialists there determined that
"congenital abnormal uric could be the reason for recurrent hematuria and that surgical excision of the ventral-apical bladder wall where the uric is located is recommended.
We had the surgery in late January, (sent some of the bladder lining to be tested for Cancerous cells which came back negative) and then....nothing changed. Still blood in his urine. In March, a recheck ultrasound of the bladder was performed and the specialist believed that there was still some remaining "intramural vesico-urachal diverticulum" and they recommended having ANOTHER surgery to remove the remaining matter, but also said they were not certain that his hematuria is caused only by this remaining intramural vesico-urachal diverticulum:
MY CAT HAS BEEN BLEEDING FOR A YEAR! It breaks my heart. He eats (Wet food only) and drinks (cat fountains all over the house) normally. He doesn't strain or make noise when urinating. He just urinates blood. I know cat's are good at hiding pain, I am worried he is in pain and there is no relief in sight.
Has anyone experienced or heard of a Cat presenting with blood in their urine continuously for this long of a time period? I am going to move forward with whatever the urology specialists recommend since they are the experts, but I am reaching out to see if anyone has any advice.