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Its almost like he has trouble...

November 18th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I did not see this in the FAQ so I thought I would give it a shot.

I have a male cat that is about 3 years old. He was neutered before we brought him home from the shelter so that is nothing new. Over the past few weeks he when he is laying on clothes that are in piles getting ready to wash or sometimes on the bed he will urinate. This is usually a large amount, almost like he waited to long to go to the bathroom, or a little, like he had to go a little in order to make it to the litter box. Sometimes he gets up right away but then there are times that he just sits there like he does not realize that he urinated. But most of the time he uses the litterbox with no problem. Just the once or twice over a series of a couple weeks that he has done this. And then when he knows that we saw he goes into the guest room and "hides" where he likes to go when he gets in trouble.

I have already spoken with the vet and he is not to overly concerned with an infection. But we are not too convinced that this is the case. Can you think about anything that could be causing this?

November 18th, 2009, 09:46 PM
I would be concerned that he "just sits in it like he doesn't realize he's gone". Have you taken him to the vet or just spoken to the vet on the phone? Sounds to me that your boy is suffering.
You say he is using the box. Are you sure he is actually going when he is in the box or is he just going in and "trying" to go? That is a sign of crystals or a blockage. Or at least a partial blockage. Not something to fool around with.
What do you feed him? If he is on dry food it would be a great idea to try switching him to wet. Cats, especially male cats, have a lot of issues with crystals because they don't drink enough water. That is why they need their water with their food. Not after it as they would have with dry.
This is a great site to check out. You will be very surprised at the info in it.
My best advice is to get kitty to your vet. If the vet is still "not overly concerned" with an infection then it's time to find a vet who is. JMO

November 19th, 2009, 12:35 AM

I agree with everything 14+kitties said. :thumbs up

I hope you get some answers with a different vet ...good luck and please keep us updated. :fingerscr :goodvibes: