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Random Question About The Potty Box..

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by JessLynn, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. JessLynn

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    Ever since I've had Belza I have noticed that she takes really big pees! When I clean out her potty box her pee clumps are huge! And she is just a tiny little girl. This is kind of weird but is there any particular size that her pee should be? ( By size I mean I use a clumping litter and sometimes the "clumps" will be almost as big as a tennis ball!)

    The reason I am curious is because one of our family cats at my parents house just had to be put down because his kidneys were failing :Cry: and I was kind of reading up on what happens/ the warning signs. I by no means do I think think Belza's kidneys are failing.. But I just would like to know what the norm is I guess.
     

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    My cats have huge pee clumps too but its because they pee in the same spot in the box over and over.
     
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    I used to always tell clients that were worried about their dogs or cats peeing too much...."Are they drinking too much?" One always comes with the other as far as kidney disease or diabetes is concerned.
    Also too much pee is when an adult cat pees into a small 24" x 12" baking pan with some litter and floods its feet with urine and the whole pan is flooded....so tennis ball size is not bad.....I thought Nofuratu peed huge amounts when he was tiny too...just cause he was so small...but their size throws you off.
    Another important note is the color of the urine...if your cat is PU/PD, polyuria/polydypsia the large amount of urine they put out is very dilute looking like water or very pale yellow..every time..bad sign.

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    My cats do pretty big pee clumps too! I've had them both checked out and they are both fine. Is she on dry food? I know that if they eat dry food they pee more because they drink more!
     
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    Hi JessLynn,
    That sounds about normal, Sphynx are known for drinking large quantities of water which would account for "big" pees. When ever in doubt see your vet!:ThumbsUp:
     
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    Okay that's good to know that everyone else's kitties have big pee clumps too! :Smile:

    Yeah I leave out her dry food all day for her to feed on whenever she's hungry. I'm currently feeding her Evo mixed with her old little friskies cat food.. I'm going to make the switch tomorrow to straight Evo. I also feed her wet food 3 times a day.. and she loves to drink water :ThumbsUp:
     
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    Am I a horrible mom if I only feed my baldies dry food? I have read about canned food being not so good for animals, so I have avoided it, should I be feeding that with the dry? They have been doing great on just dry, but just curious.
     
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    I've always been told its your preference of how you feed your kitties whether its dry or wet. Dry food is great because it helps keep tartar build up at lower levels. If your kitties are of age and you introduce canned food now, I would worry they would have a hard time adjusting, wet foods can sometimes cause diarehhea when they start it because their tummies are not used to it. If what you doing now is working I would not worry too much. The only reason I feed my cat canned in the mornings is because I spoiled her when I got her and now I have to keep it up because she thinks 7am is breakfast time and wakes the whole house up if she doesnt get fed her canned food. She was also gaining weight so I used it to help balance her diet and get her to a healthy weight so she wasnt such a fat cat.
     
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