A few months ago when Malo started peeing around the perimeter of our room, we thought she was being territorial. That wouldn't be unlike her at all, we have 3 other cats and she does not like them at all. She stays in our room and protects it from the others.
But after a while her urine became red. We had her seen by a vet and she had bladder stones. We couldn't afford the $1500 surgery because we were already in debt $500 from her labs and new prescription diet. Thankfully we found a low cost clinic in another city and they did the surgery for around $500. Our friend loaned us the money, but immediately forgave the loan and said not to pay her back. She's a real friend especially to cats!
Malo has healed well and is extremely happy. We're also very happy, and it's so much easier to clean the litter box than the floor every day! We're thankful she's back to her happy self. She acts like a kitten even though she's around 13.