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Old cat weeing a lot

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Tillylils · 08/10/2013 19:44


My cat is 13 and I've noticed over the past week that she is weeing quite a bit more than usual. I can't say I've noticed her drinking more though. I'm taking her to the vet on Friday but any ideas what the problem might be?

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cozietoesie · 08/10/2013 19:59

They often drink when you don't notice. In view particularly of her age, I would suspect diabetes or maybe kidney problems. How is her weight and general condition?

Tillylils · 08/10/2013 20:45

She's generally really well, nice glossy coat. She eats really well and has put on a bit of weight recently.

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cozietoesie · 08/10/2013 21:09

Ah well. Are you sure she's actually peeing when she gets to the box or is she making frequent trips - but which might not always be productive?

Tillylils · 08/10/2013 21:18

Definite peeing, I can see big dark patches in the litter, unless she's just not bothering to cover it up.

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cozietoesie · 08/10/2013 21:33

I don't know then, Tilly. Maybe as an older girl her bladder control is becoming a bit.....approximate but your vet will check her out on Friday I'm sure.

timtam23 · 08/10/2013 21:50

Best get it checked out with the vet, the "big 3" in older cats are diabetes, overactive thyroid & kidney failure. One of mine had an overactive thyroid and he was doing huge wees (also eating & drinking loads). The other old one had kidney failure and did a lot of small but frequent wees

The overactive thyroid was a more positive diagnosis than the kidney failure but some treatment is possible for all of them

Good luck

Tillylils · 08/10/2013 22:11

Thank you both for the replies, I'll let you know how we get on x

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Lonecatwithkitten · 08/10/2013 23:14

There are a whole host of things it old be, I have five on the top of my head without trying. Only a good clinical examination and probably blood tests with narrow it down.

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