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Old 04-05-2010, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Strange cat behavior?
anyone can explain why my cat sits as if he is peeing in front of the litter box but he doesn't really pee. He will sit in the postion for a good 5 minutes, but nothing comes out. I am just worried if he has some type of urinary tract conditions or this is normal.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to CatForum and you are correct, this is not normal. Squatting to pee with nothing coming out, remaining squatting for extended periods of time and squatting outside of the box are clear indicators of a UTI and should not be ignored, please seek veterinary care today.

Your kitty needs to see the vet immediately, today. Please do not delay.
The reason he needs to go Right Now is because UTI's are painful and he needs to have relief as soon as possible because there is a very good chance he has already been suffering with this for some time and you are only now seeing the more obvious signs of this problem escalating and causing him more and more discomfort. In addition, your cat is male and they have a much higher chance of their urethra becoming blocked, which can/will become life-threatening and/or deadly in a matter of hours. Now, don't panic yet, I do not think he is blocked at this time because a blocked cat will be in obvious pain/distress and time to treatment would be critical ... but I do feel it would be in his best interest to be seen by a vet today (ASAP) to begin him on the meds that will help relieve his UTI discomfort.
Best of luck and let us know how it goes at the vet.
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I echo what Heidi said. It'd be best to get your kitty into the vet today. It's most likely a UTI and the good news is, they are pretty easily treatable with medicine. For the future though, you may want to consider what you feed him. I can't think of the brand of food I have mine on but it has cranberry something or others in it which is supposed to help with their urinary tract.

Good luck to you and your kitty!
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you all for the advice!
I took Dave the cat to the vet today, and he said that it was nothing serious, possibly a minor bladder infection. so, he gave him an antibiotic shot so he should be ok now in the next 2 weeks.

Gosh I love my cat!

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Yay! Keep an eye on the kitty and I hope he feels better soon!
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