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Old 02-02-2007, 09:55 AM
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Default Hmm... Help with cat peeing issues?

My 2 year old maine coon is being goofy today... Every time i go to the bathroom, he follows me and *Goes* too only producing a small amount. The box is next to the toilet under the sink and they have always been obsessed with following me, but he has never peed so little as he is a big boy... No signs of pain, eating, playing, etc normal...
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Old 02-02-2007, 07:27 PM
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The sign that he is in pain is the fact that he is producing very little pee and it is outside the litter box, but very close to it. Cats don't show physical pain like a person would. Cats associate the pain they are feeling when they urinate with the litterbox so they avoid it. I am going to guess he has a Urinary Tract Infection and/or crystals. I suggest sticking a clean plastic cup under him or placing an empty plastic litterbox in the bathroom for his to go in and then taking htat pee sample into the vet for a urinalysis. It is a simple, inexpensive thing to diagnose and treat.

Food and stress are causes of them as well as water intake. What brand and type of food do you feed? Has there been any stress lately? Even the smallest stupidest thing like you moved the sofa from one side of the room to the other... That can stress out a cat.
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Old 02-03-2007, 08:45 AM
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Took pee in as i was getting worried, and he's got a bactierieal infection going on. So that's strange as he is only 2 years. He's eating innova canned and healthwise dry to make sure they get enough (We give one large can of food then leave a small amount of dry out).
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:07 AM
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Cats of any age can get a urinary infection. You are feeding a great food too and canned no less so you are right on in that regard. Do you know what his urine pH was? There are things you can add to their diet to keep the pH balanced and there are also food to help with that too.
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