We went to the animal hospital 5 days ago (Sunday) because our 7-year-old cat Betsy was frequently in the litter box trying to pee but producing only a few drops (or nothing).
They said when they saw her the bladder was empty, so we stayed long enough to get a urine sample.
They took the urine sample and x-rayed her for crystals (none seen), and prescribed an antibiotic. Betsy was totally back to normal (energetic, peeing normally, etc) in a couple days.
Yesterday (Thursday) they left a very confusing message: it said there was elevated glucose in the urine, but also said stuff that didn't sound like our cat: they mentioned our supposed plans to see the primary care vet on Thursday (we had no such plans and never mentioned any), and they mentioned being unable to take a blood sample because the cat was agitated (they didn't try to take a blood sample, and on Sunday they told us Betsy was very nice and cooperative with everything they tried to do).
I called to try clearing up the misunderstanding, and apparently there was another Betsy in there the same day. They told me the stuff that sounded wrong was actually about the other cat, but the elevated glucose was about our Betsy. (I'm not sure if I believe this! Maybe they were confused about all of it.)
They also said it was urgent (as in, should happen in the next day or so) to see our primary vet to get a blood sample so we can confirm diabetes and possibly start treating for it.
Is it really that urgent? I do want to confirm about diabetes, but Betsy seems fine, and nothing I've read on the internet makes it sound so urgent as that.