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1) When did Bob last have blood work performed? 2) Any illnesses in his past? 3) Was he just laying in the tub or urinating?
This very well could just be somewhere he likes hanging out, but coupled with the hiding in the basement I'm apt to believe there is more to it. We often see that cats with urinary (be it bladder, kidney, etc) issues will start hanging out around water sources like bathtubs, toilets, sinks, etc. If his symptoms continue, I would recommend getting him in to see your vet again for a urinalysis and also blood work to ensure no problems are present. You'll also want to keep an extra close eye on his bathroom habits. I suspect that you may have caught this early and if a UTI is lurking that the inappropriate urination is going to start soon.
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