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Cat urinating in house

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by rnkratt33, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. rnkratt33

    rnkratt33 New Member

    We have a 2 year old tabby cat that has just recently started urinating around the house and on personal items. Before he would just go in one of his 2 litter boxes, but over the last month or so he has started urinating on things left on the floor, such as coats, my daughters blow up mattress, and in 2 corners of the house. He had never done this before. We took him to the vet and have given him antibiotics for a possible bladder infection. The vet said he did have some blood in his urine but very little. He has had his full dose of medication and still seems to be doing this. He does not seem to be stressed out in any way, as he still comes around and wants to be pet and plays with the kids. Does anyone have any idea as to why he might be doing this? If it don't stop I'm afraid I might have to get rid of him and I don't want to do that. :(
  2. Mary_NH

    Mary_NH New Member

    the vet needs to get a urine sample....maybe the possible, but most probable, infection hasn't gone away, maybe there are crystals. Needs a urine sample, which they can get, in order to make sure everything is okay
  3. coppersmom

    coppersmom New Member

    I just went through this (for quite a while). If he has blood in his urine, he probably has crystals. I say definately get a urine sample and have a urinalysis done pronto. Crystals can lead to stones and male cats can obstruct quickly. If he has crystals, he will need special food and that usually takes care of it. That being said...that's not my cat's problem. He doesn't like scented litter. And he used it for years before preferring other places. I switched him to cheap, basic non-clumping, non-scented litter and it has worked so far. As long as his box stays clean. And I mean very, very clean. I dump and wash out every other day and I also have two other boxes and one other cat.

    If I were you, I would probably isolate him a room with litter box (es) and not much else he can pee on. Just until you get his problem figured out.

    Oh and make sure you clean that pee up with an enzymatic cleaner.
  4. rnkratt33

    rnkratt33 New Member

    Thanks for the info, I will probably take him back to the vet and see whether the urine still has blood in it. I will also try the unscented litter, I'm willing to try anything at this point. He still poops in the litter box and has never pooped outside the box, which puzzles me as to why he's peeing outside the box. We do have 2 boxes and he is the only cat. We do scoop every day and change the litter frequently. Hope this works. My wife is ready to get rid of him now. She is so pissed. But I will try to buy some time for him. :y_the_best: Thanks
  5. coppersmom

    coppersmom New Member

    I would switch his food to a urinary tract health formula too. Copper started having blood in his urine yesterday. I changed his food for the weight issue but I guess it's back on the c/d food forever. He has only been switched for about 10 days!

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