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My kitten Toby has started urinating on my bed. He stopped a…

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My kitten Toby has...

My kitten Toby has started urinating on my bed. He stopped a few months ago but has started again.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Toby?

His mum has been hissing and growling at him and his two siblings. He was urinating even before she started hissing

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

How old is Toby?

How long has this been a concern?

Has any diagnostics testing been performed thus far?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago

He is 5 months old and neutered.

His mum starting hissing at them and growling for 2 months.

We haven't taken him the vets yet. I've read that sometimes stress causes it or a water infection

Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago

Toby's symptoms may be linked to stress and may also be linked to a bladder infection, yes. In order to approach this medically, the best approach is going to be a urinalysis from your vet. Your vet will confirm the presence of infection and prescribe antibiotics. Typically the symptom of urinating on beds will resolve within a few days time. If you wish to treat this as though it's stress, I would try a feliway diffuser that you can purchase at most pet stores like Petsmart. This can help to induce a sense of calm within the household and if stress is present reduce stress-related behaviors.

Something I do want to mention is that Toby, being 5 months and intact, is in the early stages of puberty. Without being neutered, he will be able to impregnate both his sisters (if he has any) and his mother. I would highly recommend that you get the girls spayed and the boys neutered so that no additional young are produced, especially by accident.

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Cat Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 10 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Checking in. How is Toby?

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