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To start, any time a cat is not urinating, it's urgent to get them to a vet ASAP. While urinary issues typically affect older (and neutered male) cats, any cat can suffer urinary tract issues which can become serious to fatal, and even less serious cases can result in long-term behavioral issues, such as litterbox avoidance. Secondarily, it sounds as though ...


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If her poo is watery, that’s why: her body isn’t absorbing enough of the water in her food, leaving her too dehydrated to pee. This is a serious concern since peeing is how the body gets rid of non-food waste, and being dehydrated in general can cause kidney problems. You need to take her to a vet, which is a good practice anyway when you get a new pet. Are ...


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Did the vet advise you to do more tests? I mean urinary test, ultrasound investigation? From my experience I can assume that your cat suffers from pain. Usually, if a cat's behavior changes suddenly, it means that cat is trying to show you something, as they can't speak. Your cat has already had problems with peeing. Peeing with little drops could be ...


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Ammonia is present in urine as a by-product of meat consumption, so its presence is entirely natural. The usual reason for an increase in the smell of ammonia in urine is hydration related. The more concentrated the urine, as a result of lack of water in the system, the stronger the smell. So, the heat situation could be the reason for this, but cats are ...


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Your cat isn't weird, a lot of cats display this behaviour. It could just be because he goes to check out what you are doing, and then boom! What a good idea, partner, let's use the litter box. When my cat was young, she used to do this every time I cleaned the litter box, and I clean it once daily. However she stopped doing it after I started telling her "...


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Cat urine glows under UV light, so you can find the exact spot with a UV flashlight shining at a wave length of 365-385 nm (that's the scientific specification of how ultra violet the light exactly is). A lower rating won’t be strong enough to light up the cat urine, and a higher rating is too similar to natural light to have an effect. You can ...


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It may be that your cat is getting confused by the shag carpet, thinking it's like the grass outside or something like that. One of my cats had an accident just once inside a toy box, and it was pretty obvious that the cat confused the toy box for a litterbox, as it was box shaped and had things in it the cat could bury with. With the toy box situation, ...


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Firstly you should get a black light and check all around your house. You may think he only peed on the carpet, but that could very well be false. You recently moved, cats don't usually deal well with change. You also have a small child. Pretty sure the cat is stressed. Even if it isn't, it could be marking since the house is new, maybe even bigger than ...


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Like comments and other answers suggest : first you should exclude a health issue by visiting the vet. Maybe it is possible to make the cat a place, the baby could not reach. I have seen some combinations of cupboards on the wall, so they form a stair up to a closet. There the cat could have a bed to feel comfortable and save. The stair steps (cupboards) ...


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Though this sounds like it's most likely due to stress, it's generally a good idea to get your cat checked out if it's urinating outside the litterbox. Once medical issues are ruled out, I think it's pretty safe to say it's stress related territorial marking, which contrary to popular belief, female cats will also do. First of all, anything that's been ...


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It sounds like the things from the shed are making her uncomfortable/spooked. They may have smells from other animals. Put a litter box somewhere else in the house. Your pet is a member of the family and needs a bathroom space where she feels safe even if it's not convenient, it's part of being a cat owner. I use a top entry litter box like "Clever Cat" to ...


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Urea, present in the urine of mammals, naturally degrades into ammonia. In solid form it is shelf stable, but in solution it is hard to keep from degrading. There are also bacteria and enzymes that are fairly widespread that hasten this decomposition. Even if it is just damp the decomposition can take place. The strong ammonia smell would suggest an ...


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Go for a recheck, make sure they look at the pee. Have you switched her diet? She seems like a stress UTI cat, talk to your veterinarian about Hill's C/D. It's a urinary diet for cats prone to getting UTI's from stress, it's one of our most sold foods for cats (along with urinary s/o) that works great. Also another good add on for this is the feliway ...


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This solution came from Alyssa at Rabbit Wranglers. It is extremely effective for rabbits; a microfiber/chenille bath mat. These mats are effective at providing a soft barrier between the pet and any moisture. An absorbent material is placed under the mat, with an moisture barrier as the lower most layer. Alyssa uses an adult (humnan) incontinence pad. ...


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There is a reason why your dog has started to urinate everywhere, and whether that reason is behavioural or medical, you need to take him to a veterinarian. There are many possible medical causes, ranging from a urinary tract infection, joint pain, metabolic disease (diabetes or Cushing's), prostatic disease (since he is intact), to something more sinister. ...


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In case anyone else has similar questions, here the answers based on my experience with my dog. Do dogs "get used" to being on furosemide? Yes. Explained below. Does the urination urgency decrease as they acclimate themselves to the drug? Yes, over time, my dog seems to have learned how to hold it better during the 3-4 hour blocks that he is home alone. ...


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It seems I had misdiagnosed what was causing her to get up so early. The culprit seems to have been the sunrise sneaking earlier and earlier. Bringing her into the much darker bedroom made her sleep in later. She'll even sleep through the alarm now.


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A cat that feels secure in its environment may instinctively use the scent ot its waste to help mark its territory, in contrast to the instinct of an insecure cat to hide its scent. By washing the litter box so thoroughly, you are removing that scent and, by extension, his territorial claim. He needs to refresh his claim and, since the box is missing at the ...


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I definitely wouldn't be ignoring this - going back the vet that made the initial diagnosis or another if you lack confidence in them is the only real course of action here. The increased thirst and urination are among the symptoms for Cushings but there are other potential causes as well, either way it's definitely indicative of a an underlying medical ...


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Take her to the vet. This description fits characteristics of Kidney Failure or even Kidney Disease. I know this because my previous cat, may she rest in peace, had a condition with similar signs, if not exact. She was only 2 years when we had to put her down. The earlier the treatment, the longer you can prevent any damage from occurring real fast.


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I had a cat that had the same behavior. He suddenly started to sometimes defecate outside the litter box. Then I noticed that he would sometimes cry when he was peeing in the litter box. So I took him to the vet who diagnosed that he had a urinary tract infection. Some cats are prone to urinary tract infection and the vet recommended a special food to avoid ...


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Fresh urine of healthy mammals usually does not contain ammonia. If it does, something's wrong! In many cases ammonia in urine is the product of microorganisms able to produce the enzyme urease. With this enzyme they can metabolize urea. So if the freshly dropped urine smells like ammonia, most probably bacteria like "proteus mirabilis" are infesting the ...


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- Are my dogs doing this (peeing in their food and water bowls) to spite me? They have no medical problems as I have gotten them evaluated multiple times in the last 2 or 3 months. Dogs aren't capable of acting out in spite. They don't have the requisite level of consciousness to do so. Dogs behave in whatever way works more effectively to get their ...


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Need more information for this. You mentioned that they are both seniors. May be a good idea to take them both into the vets to get a senior work up (bloods, urine and faecal matter testing). Could be a urinary infection or weak bladder at her age. Is she pee a lot more now? She isn't doing it out of spite though. We tend to anthropomorphise dogs and ...


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While I cannot look into that specific dogs head, what makes sense to me is: The dog learned to connect "they come home and look me in the eye" with "and now they are gonna pet me and be very nice!" As this then overrides the dogs instinctive "he's looking me in the eye, he is angry, I better be very small and harmless!", no more submissive peeing!


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Either clean up the stuff in the garage at all or get a storage locker until the new shed is complete. Also, you can look into getting some litter attractant like this one. It's basically a special kind of litter that is formulated to attract cats by scent and make them want to eliminate in the appropriate spot. Other logistical options include a top ...


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My Cavie is 10-1/2 and he's been on 30mg of furosemide twice a day for almost a year. I have a dog door so he goes outside whenever he needs too. However, when he's sleeping, I'm also finding big soaked areas where he's had accidents or dribbles when he's attempted to make it outside. He's 26lbs. I have also thought about reducing the dosage. He's also on ...


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It's certainly possible a shorter lip could help, but it's also possible the UTI is just making it harder for your cat; cats can be finicky about peeing in good situations, and this situation is harder with the UTI. If it were me, I'd try a shorter box, and see if that works; but I'd also get some puppy pads and put them where the cat is actually peeing. ...


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You need to understand the difference between urinating just to empty the bladder and urinating as a form of communication for dogs. Communication What your dog does is communication. He takes a nice walk, smells the urine or feces of other dogs and puts his own smell out there for other dogs to smell him. For a dog these smells contain information about ...


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