New and need some behavioral help for a 19 year old - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
New and need some behavioral help for a 19 year old

I have a 19 year old cat. She seems to be whining more and more. She is still pretty playful and still jumps on the bed. She’s losing her footing a bit. But lately the whining is way worse and she seems to be peeing somewhere else than the litter box. I’ve only noticed this twice in the last 8 months. I’m not sure what to do.
Brenda Albright is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 01:33 PM
Premier Cat
catloverami's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,136
19 yrs. is a great age for a cat, and a testament to your good care of her. Cats can get dementia like humans, and I think this is what she is showing. One of my old cats when she was 17 yrs., would go into an empty room and howl, and when I went to her she would chirp and follow me out. It was as if she couldn't figure out how to leave. She also was losing her hearing. As far as peeing inappropriately, if you only have one litter box, then get a couple more and put them in different places in your home.....not altogether in a row. You could also use some "cat attract litter" (Amazon has a big selection). Hopefully this will encourage her to use the litter boxes again. As a last ditch solution, use a baby diaper (newborn size?). I had a stud cat that was a bad sprayer in the house and it was a solution for him and allowed him to enjoy family time. All the Best!

"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
catloverami is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome