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Old 01-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey all, I have a 7 or 8 year old (adopted him so not quite sure) male cat named scout. He used to be very friendly and social but not so much anymore. He used to sleep in my bed with me every night. He seems very on edge 24/7 and for the past couple months he has been peeing everywhere. Mostly on the floor or carpet. Never on specific objects or places. He's done it before a while ago but it stopped until now. It's a lot worse this time too. It's almost everyday. I took him to the vet and they gave him a shot and said if it doesn't stop in the next 2-3 days he needs to have more tests done. It stopped for almost a week and he now is doing it again. My mom won't take him to get the tests done because they are very expensive. I don't know what else to do and I was wondering if you had any advice. How to clean it up? If I can help stop it by myself or if it's just medical and what to do if it's medical please help!!
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 8 year old cat peeing everywhere PLEASE HELP!! :(

I'm sorry this is happening. I went through this with one of my cats 2 years ago and he had to be put to sleep in the end.

Has the vet done a urinalysis to see if he has a UTI? Has he had blood work done? Has he had an X-ray of his urinary tract?

Has anything changed in the house? Like food or his litter?

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Old 01-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it sounds like a vet check is in order. They can test the urine and blood for all kinds of problems. Also, like Soccergrl76 says, is there anything else new? Husband, wife, kids, new litter, food, in-laws visiting, strange cats passing outside the windows, ingrown toenails? ...... new disruptions of any kind???
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Doesn't sound like the peeing is going to stop unles he goes to the vet to find out why. Sounds like it might be a UTI. It could also be an emptional problem but first you have to find out if it's medical.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with everyone else that you should really have him checked by a vet. UTIs, pancreatitis, and other serious problems can cause cats to pee like that.

One thing though-how often do you clean the liter box? As my cat has gotten older and older, she gets pickier about using the box. Starting when she was about 12, she won't use her box unless it is completely clean (seriously, she'll poo in it, then five minutes later pee on the floor if I don't scoop the poo).
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I would like to add another vote for the vet check. Also, consider whether your litter boxes are easy to get in and out of. For an old cat, a big effort to pee can make the litter box seem unattractive.
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Also, consider whether your litter boxes are easy to get in and out of. For an old cat, a big effort to pee can make the litter box seem unattractive.
On that same note, a cover over the box may be a problem. My older cat won't use a covered litter box anymore at all-they make it too small for her old bones to turn in. Also, I forgot: make sure you have lots of litter in the box, don't know why, but it can make a difference
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just a heads up that if this is medical and it escalates it could very easily become life threatening. If he forms crystals and they block him up it will take about 24 hours before it's fatal.
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