'Why has my previously house trained cat suddenly started
peeing in the house?'
I have heard this question asked many times and of course there is
not a simple answer as there can be many causes but one common cause
is Feline Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infection.
Blood in cat's urine. Urine may have a pink tinge to it
Cat licks it's genital region excessively
Increased frequency in cat's urination
Cat may stop using the litter box
Cat pees in unusual places such as the bathtub, hand basins,
kitchen benches, on the floor, on the bed or on the kitchen or
Cat tries to pee but only passes a few drops
Cat may cry out when passing urine. Ouch! It hurts.
What is the treatment for Cystitis in
Your veterinarian may prescribe
antibiotics. Other anti-inflammatory drugs,
such as steroids, are occasionally used when there is severe
Why does my cat pee all over the house
We really don't know what is going on in your cat's mind but it
is believed that the cat may associate the pain of urination with
his litter tray or his usual place of urination and so he/she seeks
other places which he thinks may not hurt so much. Another theory is
that your cat may seek cool places such as bath tubs and tiles
because of the burning sensation he is feeling.
Give your Cat a Chance
Did you know that one of the top ten reasons why people surrender
their cats to shelters is because of inappropriate urination
problems? Before you throw up you hands in despair, give your cat a
chance and take her/him to your veterinarian to rule out Feline Cystitis
or Urinary Tract Infection.
Different breeds of cats
with pictures, description and information on each of the listed domestic cat
Which breed would you choose?