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03-31-2012, 10:12 AM
He's peeing all over everything!? And we cant figure out what's wrong. The vet didnt do any tests just guessed that it was a UTI and gave him meds that didnt work.

Cant afford to keep taking him to the vet and my house smells of cat urine.

I dont know what to do, Im torn.

03-31-2012, 10:37 AM
Did he not do this before? I would go to another vet. Has there been any changes to the household (new baby, new animal, etc). Confine him for now in a room that is easy to clean until you find the problem. Animals are not disposable and the problem should be investigated before just giving him up - he'll just be euthanized.

03-31-2012, 12:00 PM
That's exactly what I am worried about. At least while he is with me I know he is safe. We have a self cleaning litter box and my sister suggested maybe he had a traumatic experience with it so we are switching back to a normal and I hope that is it. Like I said though I cant afford to keep taking him to the vet. Especially if they are just going to keep guessing what is wrong with him not actually testing for anything.

I love my kitty so parting with him would be too hard but I have babies in my house and they can not be around all the smell of cat urine.

I hope we can figure out what is wrong and fix the problem before it gets any worse. I lost a another cat because of something like this that wasn't caught in time.

04-22-2012, 07:11 AM
I've had many male cats in my lifetime and you do have to watch male cats much more closely for urinary problems than the female ones. What I noticed was wet cat foods were usually the cause of the problem, causing crystals to form which get stuck in the urinary track, causing infections and excessive squatting and peeing.

Science Diet offers a special urinary tract formula and many dry cat foods also are formulated for good urinary tract health and the dry is supposedly much better for them. Stay on top of the urinary situation in your male cats, it can be very painful and impact his quality of life and yours with the added stress of urine on everything in your home.

I had once paid $2000 for special surgery for one of my cats which gave us an extra year together but its such a horrible thing to watch them suffer. If a urinary tract infection goes untreated it will cause their livers to shut down, and then its pretty much over. Please if you can afford it communicate with your vet often if treatments are not working and take him in for follow ups when needed.