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knackeredinyorkshire Wed 26-Apr-17 11:37:20

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mrsBeverleygoldberg Wed 26-Apr-17 11:40:23

My cats peed on the bed when they had cystitis.

knackeredinyorkshire Wed 26-Apr-17 11:56:55

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mrsBeverleygoldberg Wed 26-Apr-17 17:31:38

It did. They give you special litter. Fun. We didn't notice when she first had it and she ended up weeing blood. This led to an expensive bladder scan, which detected what they thought was bladder stones. In the end she was booked for an operation to remove them. The vet did another scan just before the op and the stones weren't there. She reckons it was big blood clots. After that we always tried to get her to the vets asap, as it works out much cheaper. Also cheaper on washing the duvets at the laundrette! I wouldn't wait a week.

beekeeper17 Wed 26-Apr-17 17:48:06

Cats can get stressed out by change so it could have happened due to you being away and the in laws looking after them. My cat suddenly started peeing round the house and we think it was because I had stopped working and was in the house all day, he was used to us being out all day. We did take him to the vet but they ruled out a urine infection. We tried the feliway plug ins but I'm not sure if they made much difference. He just stopped doing it after about 6 weeks and thankfully hasn't done it again. It was awful at the time though, the smell of cat pee is horrible, and he even did a poo in the bathroom too! We just did out best to keep him out of bedrooms and any rooms with carpet etc. Apart from being away, has anything else changed e.g. have you changed the type of litter?

Dolceandgabbana14 Wed 26-Apr-17 19:34:22

I'd say stress too. Obviously rule out cystitis too if there are symptoms.

My cat gets stressed if we leave him for more than a day with people popping in to feed him. There's usually wee or poo to greet us on our return. If this is the problem, it will settle quite quickly. We found 'Simple Solution Stain and Odour Remover' best for removing the smell. Can get it in pet shops but cheaper from eBay.

thecatneuterer Wed 26-Apr-17 20:55:23

Symptoms of cystitis are lots of very small amounts of urine all over the place. A big puddle somewhere - not so much.

Also the cat will keep returning to the litter box and looking distressed. If she's not doing that then it's probably a protest pee. Perhaps the litter trays weren't cleaned as often as she would have liked.

OlennasWimple Wed 26-Apr-17 20:57:29


Not having a clean litter box to use when she wanted it

Other medical issues - they don't really have many ways of telling you that they don't feel well

knackeredinyorkshire Wed 26-Apr-17 22:35:30

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thecatneuterer Wed 26-Apr-17 22:41:57

At six months she will almost certainly be/have been in heat. Cats should be done at four months really. But anyway I doubt that has caused this.

I think poor care is the more likely reason.

witwootoodleoo Wed 26-Apr-17 22:45:53

You need a specialist enzyme based cleaner to get the smell of the urine out. Even if you can't smell it anymore cats usually can unless you use something specially designed to sort it. Simple Solutions (you can get it from Amazon) is good.

knackeredinyorkshire Wed 26-Apr-17 22:50:44

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DollyParsnip Thu 27-Apr-17 19:27:04

One of our cats started peeing on our sofa, despite us using the enzyme based stuff he'd do it again and again (protest peeing). We found that putting Dreamies on the cleaned Spot and slightly rubbing them on the surface stopped him from doing it (so far!) - apparently cats won't wee where they eat so if the smell of food is there they associate it with that, and avoid weeing.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 27-Apr-17 20:27:35

I wouldn't trust family to look after our cat after last time, I'm thinking poor care too.

A urine test at our vets is £8-9 and then the consultation plus antibiotics.

He never gets stressed at the cattery & they seem to like him <baffled>

knackeredinyorkshire Sun 30-Apr-17 13:35:40

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ilovewelshrarebit123 Sun 30-Apr-17 13:52:03

It's cystitis caused by stress, my cat had this, had urine tests, blood tests and is now on special food (she had crystals in in bladder to).

The tiniest change can stress out a cat and it's really common.

You'll need to take the poorly one to the vet though.

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