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My cat started peeing in the pet beds recently. She’s never…

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My cat started peeing...

My cat started peeing in the pet beds recently. She’s never done that before and I’m wondering if maybe she has a UTI or something. At first I thought it was because I just bought a new one and maybe she wanted to “mark” it so that the other cats wouldn’t go in it, but she went in the old one too after I removed the new one.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your cat?

I’m not sure. As I stated above, she’s urinating outside the box in the pet beds.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does your cat seem to hurt?

I don’t know if she’s hurting. She isn’t meowing when she goes.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the cat's name?

Buckeye

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buckeye?

She’s 13, she has asthma, arthritis, and a slight heart murmur

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat
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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Vet: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I am sorry Buckeye has starting urinating on her bed. You are correct; this can be a sign of a UTI, or small crystals in her urine. The only way to be sure would be to do a urinalysis, at your veterinarian.

If she does have a UTI, your veterinarian could send antibiotics and that should take care of the problem.

Other possibilities in a cat her age are increased urination due to diabetes, or kidney disease.

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