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How many times does your cat go pee?

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by Brooke, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Brooke

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    I've noticed Walter's been using the litter box a LOT lately. I have the automatic box, so I hear it sweep every time he uses it. I must have heard the thing run 10 times last night from the time I got home until the time I went to bed.

    My other cat, Harold, was on heart medication that made him pee a lot, and it almost seems like Walter goes almost as much as Harold did. I've scheduled him for a urinalysis tomorrow morning, but I'm curious, how often do your cats go pee?

    Come to think of it, I've had to refill his water fountain a little more frequently lately, too. Until now, I just thought it was evaporating because its been so hot out. He's also been eating more than normal. Otherwise he's the same energetic, hyperactive goofball...Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     

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    Definately do the Urinalysis :) It could be a UTI as well. Males cats are prone to them. Both my males have had UTI's. I hope you find out soon :) It could be something as simple as it's hot out so he's drinking more, therefore peeing more?
     
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    Polyuria/polydypsia can be a sign of kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, bladder problems, etc. I would check the holding bin and see if they are tiny pees or if they were full bladder pees. Frequent small amounts of urine can indicate a UTI or blockage, larger amounts may indicate organ problems.

    I would start with full panel bloodwork and a urinalysis, just to make sure, UTI's generally start with peeing issues--and don't have any correlation with increased drinking. So, unless he's been spending a great deal of time outside, the weather shouldn't be affecting his drinking habits.
     
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    Another reason one of those automatic boxes are good, because I really have no idea how many times a day my cats go pee, come to think of it I don't even know how often my kids go pee? I guess I just scoop the box and if there was something strange or extra something I would notice.:Surprise: Well best of luck and keep us posted!
     
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    I posted this on facebook also.
    He could have a UTI or crystals.
    I would see the vet and get a urine test.
    My 17 year old cat has had that problem for almost 3 year.
    A male can block if its crystals and die.
     
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    This is true! I guess if you use scoopable litter you could count the blobs, but I use the crystals, so if I didnt have the automatic box I'd have no idea (since the liquids just evaporate) They even have a deluxe version that has a digital counter on it that tells you how many times the cat goes in there!

    You know, he likes to go watch the box every time it sweeps. Maybe he just goes in there to set it off so he can watch it sweep? Maybe he's not even using it. That would be funny. That sounds more like something Meecho would do, I don't think Walter is smart enough!! (Sorry, Walter :Laugh:)

    OH! He just went in the box - okay, just a tiny bit of pee. (and he gave me a dirty look for watching him.) Probably a UTI then?
    Thanks everybody, I'll give you the update after we see Dr. Lynch tomorrow. Walter loves going to the vet, and they all love seeing him, so its actually a treat for him.
     
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    Literally 2 seconds after I hit submit, Walter went in his box and peed again.

    Poor guy is going every 2 minutes. Is this an emergency situation?? He's gone 3 times in 5 minutes now.
     
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    Okay, he's done peeing...for now. he's trying to give me a heart attack.
     
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    I would consider it an emergency. With his increased drinking and urinating, I would recommend having him seen tonight if you can. I don't usually recommend emergency visits, but if there is something that is causing him to have consistent problems with urination--it can become a major problem very quickly. If your vet can see him tonight, I'd get him in (bloodwork and a UA). If your vet is closed, I'd visit the emergency center. UTIs, urolithaisis, kidney problems...there are too many major problems that need to be ruled out to wait until tomorrow.
     
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    Brooke, dont go nutty, im sure he will be alright, I agree if your vet will see him tonight, thats great, just make sure he is acting normal, and see the vet first thing in the morning after first calling and tell him situation, he will decide the urgency. If you dont feel comfy about the situation, and his over all demeanor has changed, see an emergency vet.
     
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    Well, fortunately my vet takes after hours phone calls... (he's taken quite a few from me over the last year :Sad:) I called and gave him all the details and he thinks Walter's okay to come in first thing in the morning. He thinks it sounds like a UTI.

    Since Walter's pouncing on his Undercover Mouse right now, I'm going to take his word for it.

    Thanks again for the advice everybody! You all got a taste of my nervous mom freakout for a minute.
     
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    Don't worry Brooke we all have those moments:Wink: Just give him lots of love tonight and really thank your vet in the am for taking after hour calls! Good luck and let us know what happens.
     
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    Brooke I can't really say when it comes to animals but before I was diagnosis'd with diabetes the biggest sign was the amount of water I would drink and how often I would go pee. Every check up that is the first thing my doctor always asks me too is if there is an increase of thirst or urine. I'm sure it's nothing though because it has been pretty humid and Meecho has also been drinking a little more then usual as well. She doesn't use the litter box a whole lot but I would say in a typical day there are about 3-5 blobs of litter, but they are also really small. Like my other cat when she goes it's this huge blob but she only goes like 2-4 times a day. This probably doesn't help at all, but I really hope Walters ok which I'm sure he is :ThumbsUp:
     
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    Back from the vet, Walter has a UTI! He's got some antibiotics, walked around the clinic like he owned the place and he's gonna be just fine!

    thanks everybody!!
     
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    Good, glad to hear hes ok!:Laugh:
     
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    Great! Hope for a fast recovery! Many cats that have UTIs when young will get them progessively through their lifetime. Now that you know the signs, keep an eye out!
     
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    Yeah!! So good to hear that Walter is going to be ok :ThumbsUp:
     
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    ok fine. I'm happy everything will be fine soon !
    I don't have a good knowledge on this topic...
     
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    Yah for Walter!!!! Now take all your meds and get well soon, your box is keeping your mommy awake!