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The last couple weeks my cat has gotten completely

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The last couple weeks my cat has gotten completely out-of-control. She used to use the litter box exclusively, but now is pooping & peeing all over the place - specifically places that I lie & sit! What can I do? I'm thinking of banishing her to the basement for now before she does any more damage.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.


A few weeks and she is over 12 years of age:

You definitely need to get her in to the vet for evaluation. It's easy to assume that this is a behavioral issue when it is very likely a medical problem. Absolutely, she needs to get some basic testing done to ruleout issues like kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, urinary tract infection, etc...all of which are common causes for inappropriate elimination habits.

Banishing her elsewhere could result in delayed diagnosis of a medical cause that could possibly get treated.

Hope that information helps
I would likely recommend starting with a good blood and urine test.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Squeaker. How is everything going?

Dr. Andy