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Old January 27th, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Kitty dripping urine - behavioral or health issue?

Hello, my mom has a cat who drips pee all over the floor to the point that we have to track his movements and practically follow him around with cleaning supplies. He used to have a urinary tract problem, and would drip urine on the floor. So the vet put him on a special food diet, and now he is apparently doing ok. However, about a year ago, I moved in with my mom, bringing my two cats along with me. Since then he drips even worse than before. Our assumption was that it was a vengeance move against my mom for letting new cats in the house, because it doesn't appear to be a health issue. I am starting to think maybe it's not behavioral though, because he cleans himself after he drips so it seems to bother him.

Anyone have any experience with this?

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Old January 27th, 2009, 02:30 PM
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This is much more likely to be a health issue than behavioural. If it was spraying, that might be a different story, but "dripping" urine is an involuntary act. What is the food that he eats? Wet or dry?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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I would take him back to the vet. Whatever is going on with him and the other cats, the most you could say is that stress plays a part in illness, especially if the animal is already susceptible.

What is the special food you are feeding him?

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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:04 PM
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Thanks for the replies! I'm not sure the brand of food, but he eats a low-pH dry food I believe, maybe Science Diet/Hill's or something.

My mom cares for a lot of street cats which is why I wanted to get some advice here before we decide to shell out for a vet visit.

So definitenely not behavioral?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:15 PM
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No self-respecting cat would dribble if he could avoid it and it's physically impossible for him to do it wilfully. Have you thought that he might be licking himself because it is downright painful?

Sorry, time to shell out. A urine test and a course of antibiotics are not expensive. Just don't increase your bill with a bag of vet food; there are far better choices.
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