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How often is this occurring?
Does she seem to be urinating larger amount, smaller amounts or same amount?
Any red, orange or brown tint to the urine?
Any change in water consumption?
Any other signs of illness?
Thanks for the information. While this could still be a behavioral/stress issue, you have to seriously consider that she has a bladder inflammatory issue called idiopathic cystitis. It is very common in cats and is linked to stress as well. Urinary tract infections are not very common in cats her age but still has to be considered as well. Lastly, metabolic problems, especially diabetes and kidney issues, can cause inappropriate urination as well. Sometimes inappropriate urination is the only way they tell you something is wrong. The first thing that really needs to be done is for your vet to run some blood work and a urinalysis to rule out an medical problem. If that is all normal, then they need to address some behavioral causes. Given her history of being missing for 3 weeks, a medical issue would be very likely. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was just following up to see how Boo is doing and to see if you have further questions.