Cat Peeing…Need Help Please!!!!!!!!

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
Hostess
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My one cat is the same. Had crystals and infections but once it was treated it didn’t stop. She will still pee if there are clothes left out etc.. Or in closets. Our vet said it is just behavioural. I put a litterbox in the areas she pees the most and it helps a lot. We tried prozac also with no success

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Might be incontinence… After all, your cat is very old :(… Sorry I dont have any suggestions. My old cat who showed sign of incontinence died shortly after…

 

Post # 6
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349 posts
Helper bee

We have an older cat that’s the same story, except she’s female. It is a behavioral issue, but it is possibly linked to the pain of having the crystals in the past. We ended up getting two very low litterboxes that she could just walk right into instead of having to hop up. In one we put a thin layer of the litter she was used to. In the other we put some cut-up rags and newspaper, because she had been peeing on the carpet and preferred the soft carpet to the hard litter. Eventually we started mixing in the litter with the newspaper to re-acclimate her.

The other suggestion I have in the short-term, if he is peeing next to the box, is to get either a plastic mat with a lip or some of those chuck-pads to absorb and contain the mess until you get it figured out so it does not damage the floor.

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: dont know

My baby was this old and had similar problems.  He got a little better but ended up dying from getting hit by a car.  It could be a psychological thing.  Something may have upset him at his litter box so he associates it with the box. Maybe it is painful for him to go, maybe he is just old and senile? Try getting more litter boxes but unfortunately it may be time to consider putting him down, he cant be happy being away from his family cooped up and having painful or uncomfortable urination.

Post # 8
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123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cat seemed pretty healthy, slow, but still went out to hunt etc… then literally within a few weeks the old boy went downhill. We would pet him on the kitchen table and he would just pee all over himself. Hopefully your old boy will have a better diagnosis and whatever he has is treatable.. Did you see this article that might be possible things to talk to your vet about? 

http://pets.thenest.com/incontinence-senior-cats-7913.html 

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Irishb:  I know how you feel. Hope he can be treated.. i cried buckets when my cat died. But death is inevitable sooner or later. Just take comfort in knowing that he is luckier than most pets, having lived a long, happy life with people who loved him. That is more than any cat can ask for…

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: dont know

Maybe it’s the texture of the litter? I dont know cats are weird.  Sorry I brought you to tears.  🙁 kitties are so special

Post # 15
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Irishb:  I have two cats and they also started peeing outside of their litter boxes occasionally. They were only 3 years old and my vet told us the same thing- they had crystals in their urine. We didn’t put them on prozac but we did buy the plug in. We also started giving them cranberry pills (from stop and shop) meant for cats and I think it’s helped. On occassion, one of them will still pee in the hall (maybe 2 x year), but I think the cranberry pills help. We were also told to give them canned food instead of dry food which we’ve been doing for a few years now. If your interested in the cranberry pills, they come in a green bottle and you should be able to find them in the pet section.

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