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Cat continuously weeing on floor, at the end of my tether!(14 Posts)
Wonder if anyone can help, I have a at year old cat and to Put it bluntly shes always been very odd, doesn't like going outside, barely likes attention, quite vicious, very fussy with food, she is immaculate though, her white fur is pristine as she wont go out and is now an indoor cat.
A couple of times over the years she has randomly pissed on the floor for no reason and has done it 3 times in a year on the carpet, the last 2 times was 2 consecutive days then she stopped.
However, she now will use her litter tray for one wee and then all other wees are done on the bathroom tiles floor but she goes back in the litter tray for a poo?
I'm seriously starting to lose the plot with her, what the hell can I do, I cannot put up with this for however many more years....
Have you taken her to the vet to check for a uti it other health condition? That’s usually the reason for sudden issues.
Yes, I second that she possibly has a UTI. Try to book her in to see the vet. UTI’s are easily treated.
Have you changed litter? Sometimes they can be fussy little so and so’s.
Another saying she needs a health check as this is a common sign of a UTI in cats
I spoke to the vet before about the carpet incident and she said it sounded like a behaviour problem, she is beyond odd. Cat litter is same as it has been for years.
I will call again tomorrow, I just find it odd that she wees in there as soon as its freshly done or the other place is the bath matt, she loves weeing on that. Would she show other symptoms to?
Best buy some gardening gloves to get her in the cat box.
Thanks for the replies.
If she has the UTI all-clear, then she may well have idiopathic cystitis, which is very tricky to treat due to its not being physiological. So I'm hoping it is, indeed, a UTI.
If not, then look at her weeing as sending you a message about something: that she's upset or insecure. Can you act based on that?
This might be useful:
Why Do only some Cats Get FIC?
We know that cats that get this syndrome have a unique imbalance in the way their brain controls hormones. These cats are neurologically different in a way that makes them extra reactive to any change in their world, extra anxious, and extra sensitive to pain relating to the back half of their bodies. They are different from other cats but as long as they live in a predictable environment with the same food, same schedule, private food, rest and toilet resources etc., you might never know you had a sensitive feline in the family. Typical or common triggers for FIC might include:
Stress among the humans in the home (final exams, arguments, sickness etc)
Someone (or another animal) moving in or out
Construction in the home or outdoors
Weather change or earthquake
Moving to a new home
Changing to a new brand of food
Humans changing schedules as to when they are home.
FIC cats are very sensitive and can flare up with symptoms over events that humans frequently discount or pay no attention to. Most pet owners, however, are aware that the cat in question has a personality that is somewhat anxious or sensitive.
Preventing Future Episodes
Many people are surprised to find that environmental enrichment is effective in preventing future FIC episodes. You might think your cat has plenty of toys and seems relaxed and well-adjusted but reality is that the cat's natural environment of living in the forest and hunting/eating mice regularly throughout the day is a far cry from sitting on a sofa, eating processed foods, and eliminating waste in a plastic box filled with clay. Most cats are fine with the domestic lifestyle but the FIC cat is special and has special sensitivity. Stress can be minimized by allowing choices for the cat in terms of areas for playing, resting, eating, and eliminating. Just providing more toys is unlikely to be adequate. Most of the time the cat in question needs a private area for "me time" (separate feeding, rest, and/or toileting area).
The American Association of Feline Practitioners has published a set of guidelines for an enriched feline environment. The bottom line is:
Each cat should have the opportunity to play with the owner or with another cat if desired.
Each cat should be able to move freely about its home including climbing if desired.
Scratching posts should be available.
Toys should be regularly rotated/replaced.
Each cat should be able to choose warmer and cooler areas within the home.
There should be a litter box for each cat, ideally plus one extra. Litter boxes should be located in well-ventilated areas and should be kept clean. Boxes should be washed out weekly with a minimally scented detergent. Unscented clumping litter seems to be best. If there is more than one floor in the home, there should be a box on each floor.
Litter boxes should be private enough that other animals will not be bothering the cat and loud appliances will not startle the cat during litter box use.
Each cat should have his own food and water bowls. Feeding/watering stations should be safe so that other animals (like dogs) will not be startling the cat. Bowls should be washed daily.
The brand, flavor, or format of the food (dry vs canned) should be kept fairly constant. If it is changed, allow the cat a choice of new food vs. old food at least for a while before changing over and do not change more than once a month.
Elderly cats are really prone to UTIs and that should be ruled out before looking at behavioural stuff. You can get special non absorbent cat litter from the vet and the sample should be sent away for culture and sensitivity.
I googled UTI and she has no other symptoms but will call anyway.
Very interesting about the FIC part, sounds like her, nothing has changed, been at home 16 weeks plus I think now.
No new furniture, only me and DS, she is allowed everywhere and anywhere she likes, she doesnt scratch furniture so I'm lucky there, she has a few spots she likes to sleep in, she is to scared of her toys, bought her balls and she was hated them, went off her otter toy and hated another 1 I got her.
Eats the same food, repeat for 15 years 😂 food is in kitchen and has not moved, same as litter tray in kitchen.
Jeez cats are complicated creatures.
Three times in a year is not that much, is it?
She is 15, it’s the equivalent of a very old human. Just clean it up and get on with it.
You don’t sound very compassionate with your old lady.
Have you tried putting down more trays?
When ours had a uti the only symptom was weeing in the house.
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