I told them about how he's been peeing on rugs lately, and how I think it's just because he's unhappy with his litterbox situation (sharing with little cat) and that if they dont' mind, I'd love to have him checked for a UTI just in case. They checked by gently squeezing him until he leaked pee. It was like magic! He did not enjoy it. While they were off testing samples, he huddled in the corner and all sorts of stuff continued to leak out, including blood. They found trace ammounts of white and red blood cels in his urine, so they said he was probably starting to get a UTI, but we caught it really early.
The vet thinks that he was developing it because he was trying to hold everyting in. I decided the day before the vet that I'd change out the litterboxes for new gigantic ones and hope that the new boxes with no smells and larger real estate would help out. The vet hopes it will too, but didn't give me any tips from there. I do, however, have to give Senpu all sorts of medication to try to make it easier for him to pee, and clear up the infection. I need to go give him his morning antibiotic now, and I know he won't enjoy it.
The cats don't totally get along, and I think it's just because the little one has too much energy for him. I was really worried that introducing a new cat would cause bathroom& food issues.. so this is pretty much what I was worried about from the get go. I just didn't expect it to develop months later.
In the mean time, I don't want to touch Wormy Butt that much. She keeps trying to shove her ass in my face, and I'm all like EWW GROSS I WILL PET YOUR HEAD AND THAT IS IT DON'T LICK ME
Right now she's snoozing on a computer chair, and I'm wondering if she's been dragging her ass around the house when I wasn't watching.