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My cat is 1 year and 4 months years old. For about a week now he has been urinating in the strangest places: on the floor, on plastic bags, on clothes ...

First I thought he was being a bad cat, and I grounded him, didn't let him inside the bedrooms anymore. But now I noticed that if I stop him from doing it he meows and is very upset, and starts looking for another place.

Does anybody have any ideea what could be wrong with my kitty. It doesn't happen very often about once a day... I don't know what to do :cry:
 

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Hello (Servus :)!) fellow Romanian
I have found a link for you in the forum that seems to be similar to your case :
http://www.catforum.com/viewtopic.php?t ... eing+floor

Is your kitty neutered? Well anyways every time I have read about problems like this a very important thing to do is to thougroughly clean the spots where the *accidents* happened. I hope you will find a solution soon! What is your kitty's name?
 

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Another important thing to do, is to follow up with a vet visit, to rule out anything seriously wrong in a physical sense, such as a UTI.
 

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Is he nutered? Because if he isnt he is spraying. Some cats will still spray even if they are neutered also, for various resons.
I agree with everyone above however if he is nutered
 

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Thank you all for answering so quickly.
My cat and I appreciate it :)

His name is Gagaloatza :).
He is not neutered, but he will be very soon. :evil:
Does spraying actually mean spraying?
Because I've seen him once and ... how should I say this ... he pees quite an amount ... well, anyways.
My husband tells me he used to have a male cat that marked his teritory, and he sprayed like you said.. and he did it on the walls. But with Gagaloatza it is different.

I wonder if it is because we have been renovating for about four months now, and things may have gotten confusing for him, changing all the time?
 

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Your husband is right, your kitty is marking his territory. He could be doing this because of the renovateing. also he could be smelling a female cat in seson outide or around your house.
If you get him fixed soon, he should stop spraying. Sometimes though, because he is already over a year old, cats who have already reached maturity before being nutered will still spray after being nutered. So try the feliway spray, also make sure you clean up the soiled ares very good, so he can not smell where he marked before.
The marking spray is different than regular urine, it is much smellier and hard to get rid of. Also he can not help what he is doing it is very much instinct.
I hope it works out for you! let us know what happens. :)
 

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Apparently it was a urinary infection :cry: .
So we are giving him antibiotics now, and we will see what happenes.
Anyways he has only peed once (outside the litter box that is) during the last four days. So I am hoping things are getting better :).

We started feeding him food with ph-control (whatever that is :oops: ) like the doctor told us.

Hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures of him soon :), so I can brag about how cute he is. =_
 

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Good to hear you cat is doing better. Try and stay away from cat food with high magnesium as well. Often a cause of UTI, and ease up on the tuna if you offer it. :wink:
 

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Is he nutered? Because if he isnt he is spraying. Some cats will still spray even if they are neutered also, for various resons.
I agree with everyone above however if he is nutered
I gotta agree with Lilly on this one. If he's not neutered than you should get him neutered. It's common for males to spray/urine like that especially when they are looking for a mate.It's not like that's seriously wrong, he's just not neutered!
 

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I'm glad your cat is doing better now. However, do keep an eye on him. When I read your post, it reminded me of my cat urinating everywhere but not where he used to do it: outside. I got him to the vet and he concluded that he suffered from bladderstones or struvite crystals. The fact that your vet prescribed food for the ph-value of his urine (probably to get his urine more 'sour') points into that direction. I'm not saying that it is the struvite-problem, but it only reminds me strongly of it. Good luck!
 

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Thank you all for your advice.
We still need to have some tests on Gagaloatza, like urine sample etc but he seems to be doing well, only now he is in heat. We will get him neutered very soon.
Until I figgure out how to link a picture from Imagestation to the message (which hopefully will be very soon) here's the link to a page of another forum where I uploaded his picture. They let you upload small pictures.

I have the same nickname so if you scroll to the end of the page you will see gagaloatza when he was 10 month old.

http://www.vethelp.ro/forum/viewtopic.p ... c&start=75

He is 17 month old now and will be a daddy in about 2 weeks :).
I will post any other pictures or news in the appropriate section (like Meet my kitty), because hopefully they will not be about urinary problems anymore.

Oh and A Happy 2004 to all of you Cat Mummies and Daddies
 

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UTI

I recommend feeding mostly or exclusively canned food to cats who have urinary troubles. The dry urinary diets don't do much, according to the experts; most cats will still have problems. Keeping a lot of moisture flowing through him is they most important thing. Crystals are less likely to form if the urine is dilute, but on dry food the urine is very concentrated and prone to problems. The research on this is now pretty overwhelming. (For more info see the free article on urinary problems at http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?a ... w&item=017 and other articles on nutrition and health in the free library)

I never like to leave a cat on an acidifying diet for more than a few months; the high acidity can cause problems in the long term. So it's important to check in with your vet on his progress every few months, and try to get him on regular wet food when you can.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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