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Can you tell from which end or where on the body the fluid is being deposited?How large of a wet spot is this?
Any color to the fluid left behind? Is it a well-defined area or smeared across the bedding?
Unfortunately there's no way to be sure through the computer on what this is. The three things that come to mind are 1) drooling due to contentment or oral disease 2) grooming an area of the body and leaving a moist spot on the bedding and 3) urine.At his age, all three of these are possible. To avoid an unnecessary vet visit, I would wash the bed and prepare it for him to sleep on and try to catch him while he is there. Determine if he is grooming himself before sleep. Remove him before he gets up to leave and see which end it's coming from. You can also arrange a physical exam, which will be needed anyhow if you can't determine where the fluid is coming from, to have an oral exam performed and also an examination on the genitals and probably also a urinalysis to rule out infection.Keep a close eye out for any litter box avoidance or frequency, particularly if he's straining or going often. Also keep an eye out for change in food and water intake habits and any drooling which might occur between sleeping sessions.
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