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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:13 PM
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My cat just peed on me
I'm sitting here. Kitty in my lap. Petting, purring while I'm posting on DU. He gets up. And I have a pee puddle in my lap.

Just thought I'd share.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:15 PM
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1. Now that's a relaxed cat!!!
Do you think this is a one time thing?
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:15 PM
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2. And my kid threw up in the hallway last night
Edited on Sun Dec-28-03 04:27 PM by Maeve
But you don't see me posting that, do you??

Oh...yeah...I guess...

on edit: sorry for being so flip--too much time in GD today. And both situations indicate something may be wrong...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:16 PM
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3. We have 3 cats who DROOL ..maybe it's drool
Nasty too, but not as bad as pee.. :)

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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:19 PM
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5. ha ha
One of my cats drools, it's terrible (lol). Just a few pets or a scratch under his chin and he's soaked with slobber.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:23 PM
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9. Definately not drool
definately pee.
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mmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:19 PM
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4. Cause for concern?
What does this mean?
Is your cat telling you he has a urinary tract infection?
Is your cat upset about something?

There are only so many ways a cat can tell us something.
When cats communicate, I listen.
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:21 PM
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7. Seriously....that is very unusual behavior for a cat
You might want to get that checked.
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:24 PM
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11. He had a UTI in the past
I'm watching him. If I see little pee puddles all over the place by tomorrow morning I'll take him to the free clinic. :-(
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:38 PM
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13. One of My Boys Has Had UTIs
my vet told me that they can take a small dosage of cranberry pills (they work for humans). I crushed a small amount in his food. Seemed to work. Also, try varying his diet if he eats only dry food.

Kitties normally don't pee outside the litter box unless there's something wrong (or there's terrirotial fights going on in your house).
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:43 PM
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14. I'm pretty sure it's a UTI
I had to change his food for a few days over the holidays while I was gone and had to run to walgreens to get some. It's not the usual good stuff.

My friend knows of a free vet clinic in Brookline. I think I'll head there tomorrow. Poor kitty. He's meowing more than usual and "dripping" little puddles all over. :-(
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 06:16 PM
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17. If he really seems uncomfortable, or howls when he pees,
Definitely get him to a vet. Male cats can get blockages in their urinary tracts (the crystals block the exit), their bladders can rupture and cause peritonitis. I've never had to deal with it, so I can't give you any more specific advice than if he seems to be running a high fever, straining to pee and not getting any out at all, or in extreme discomfort, it's important to get him somewhere as soon as you can.

Doesn't happen very often with the females because of the architecture of the plumbing, though I suppose it is possible.
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haele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:20 PM
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6. One of mine did that to my husband once
But that was when we were in the car, coming back from a day over checkup with the vet - and he had refused to pee the entire time he was there. He had held it in until we got him in the car and on a lap for comfort...then he let go. I've never seen that cat embarrased before.

You might want to check to see if your cat is sick (UTI's have been known to cause random, uncontrolled peeing)or perhaps, if it's an intact she-kitty, check for the possibility of future kittens.

Haele
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:22 PM
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8. Hmm, "Depends" for cats!
:D
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:23 PM
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10. My sweet dog does this regularly now......
Edited on Sun Dec-28-03 04:26 PM by DemEx_pat
but he is developing incontinence in his old age....

I'm trying to put off getting the meds for this - ephedrine - because this is the same diet pill that was taken off the market for heart attack deaths in a couple of users....

I'm trying to control it by taking him out every 2-3 hours, feeding him earlier in the day so that he is "empty" by bedtime.

He can go 6-7 hours at night dry....

:-( for aging pets....

DemEx

edit:
I'm also making a nightime "diaper" for him sewing a cotton jersey band to put around his "waist" with a nightime sanitary pad in it....
:crazy:
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Hogarth Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:36 PM
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12. My dog does that ...
... when she gets jealous of my attention being diverted to something other than her. She's an eleven-year-old, 70-pound basset hound, so I don't have her in my lap ... but she makes her statement by peeing next to my chair.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:48 PM
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15. And I Thought I Knew How To Stroke A Cat....
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 05:28 PM
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16. LOL
Sorry, but I can understand. Sometimes the minute my tiel Murphee comes out of her cage she poops on me. :(

They know what they are doing. :evilgrin:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-03 02:25 AM
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18. a cat can be in real trouble real fast with a UTI
I lost one cat to UTI.

Does that clinic have an after-hours phone line?

Is the cat crying? Straining to urinate?

From a web site:

SIGNS OF URETHRAL OBSTRUCTION
A cat experiencing a urethral obstruction behaves similarly to any other cat with lower urinary tract disease: straining to urinate, frequently attempting to urinate, and producing little, if any, urine. However, as time passes, an obstructed cat typically becomes much more distressedoften crying out in pain. Frequently, owners think that the cat is constipated, when actually the cat is obstructed. The male cat may constantly lick at his penis, and the penis may be protruded. Small sand-like particle s are often seen around the penis.

Urethral obstruction is a true medical emergency; any cat suspected of suffering from this condition must be seen immediately by a veterinarian. When the urethra is completely blocked, the kidneys are no longer able to remove toxins from the blood and maintain a proper balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body. If the obstruction is not relieved, the cat will eventually lose consciousness and die. Death most frequently occurs as a result of electrolyte imbalances, which ultimately cause heart failure. The time from complete obstruction until death may be less than twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Immediate treatment is essential.
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