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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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why would my cat pee 10 feet from the litter box?

I had another thread that either she or my dog is peeing on clothing left on the bathroom floor.

I think it must be the cat because it just happened while I was awake so that rules out the dog having overnight trouble.

She has indicators of CRF - but why would that make her pee elsewhere?

Her box is clean, and about 10 feet from where she is going.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:35 PM
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She could have a UTI or something of the like - a trip to the vet is probably in order.

Other considerations: Did you recently switch your brand of litter? Or has anything changed in your household she would find disruptive?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 09:48 PM
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She could have a UTI or something of the like - a trip to the vet is probably in order.

Other considerations: Did you recently switch your brand of litter? Or has anything changed in your household she would find disruptive?
No and no.

We fought over this litter change about a year and a half ago and even then she would pee in it but poop on the bathroom rugs in protest over the new litter.

I don't see why a UTI would make her pee that close to the box?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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I don't see why a UTI would make her pee that close to the box?
I'm afraid I can't explain it very well - but I have heard many times over that bladder infections, etc. often lead a cat to urinate in odd places. There are lots of kitty experts on the board who will be able to explain it better than me....I'm sure some will see your post in the morning!
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Old August 14th, 2009, 12:37 AM
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When cats have a UTI, it is painful to pee and that pain is often associated with the litter box, cuz the last time they peed in the box it hurt, so they find somewhere that is softer to stand ie a rug, the bed etc thinking it won't hurt cuz they're not in the box but it still does, plus it's more comfortable to stand on that soft spot while trying to pee.

I would bring her in for a cystocentesis to get a sterile () urine sample so they can check not only for crystals but also bacteria, if that checks out fine then it's onto other possiblities
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Old August 14th, 2009, 01:01 AM
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OK Thank you. Poor baby. I will leave folded towels in the bathroom for her.
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