What is excessive urination?
I mean how many times should a cat use the litter box for urinating a day? I know it's different for every cat, but what would be considered too many times? I remember when my cat was in a diabetic state (he's in remission now) that he would drink a lot, then urinate every hour or 2. Usually it was about 6 or more times a day. I know that was excessive, and it was happening because of the diabetes. Now that he's in remission he usually goes 2 or 3 times during the day, (not sure about night), at least from what I notice. But yesterday I was a little alarmed because he was going to the litter box every 2 hours or so when he usually went every 4 to 6 hours before. He did this 2 hour thing twice, then I know he didn't go for at least 4 hours before I went to bed because I was in the basement where his litter boxes are the whole time. He was also a little sick yesterday, so he was in a deep sleep for those 4 hours. I believe the culprit was the lactulose I gave him in the morning that made him sick. He doesn't usually get sick from lactulose, but I gave him a dose of 2 ml when I thought he needed it when in fact he didn't. He usually doesn't get sick on lactulose, but because he didn't need it, I guess it made him feel a little nauseated. Because he didn't need it, his stool was too soft when he went, not diarrhea, but wasn't formed properly either. It was after he went that he started feeling sick and threw up a bit of bile and was off his food. Because he threw up just a little bit, I wasn't too concerned about that. It seemed he was feeling a bit nauseous, and he didn't throw up again after that. I was concerned about him becoming dehydrated, and the fact he didn't have much of an appetite, but luckily he ate very well a few hours later when I gave him his afternoon meal. I loaded that meal with water, which he loves, and that was when the peeing every 2 hours started. So could it have just been the extra water combined with the lactulose? I know on days he gets lactulose he does seem to urinate more. In any case, I'm keeping an eye on him today. If he urinates as frequently as he did yesterday, I'm going to bring him to the vet to see if he has a UTI. He is not straining, and I can hear when he urinates that it's a normal amount, at least today when he went. Otherwise he's normal in every way, with activity level, eating, and drinking. I'm just worried about that frequency he was going yesterday. I would appreciate any thoughts and opinions on this. Thanks.