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posted 01-27-2004 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sibsm     Edit/Delete Message
About 4 months ago we adopted a ten months old cat. It is very skidish and scarred of everything. If only one of us is in the living room he won't come out we have to be two. So I assume he had a bad childhood.

About 2 weeks ago the cat peed on our bed and 4 times since (so yesterday we banned him from the bedroom) and today he peed on the couch. So, we decided to:
Change the type of litter (we changed litter about one month ago so that might be it. It is the natural kind that creates dust when it is mooved.)
clean the litter every day,
get urinary tract infection type food (I don't think it is it as it does not smell worse than usually).

I can not think about what else to do but if this happens on the long run we are going to have to give him up. So I need help please let me know what else I could do to change his habits.

Thank you much for your thoughts.


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posted 01-27-2004 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hello. He may have a UTI (urinary tract infection). This can not be treated with special food. He has to get meds from a vet. UTI's do not have to smell bad. A cat can have a UTI and the smell may be the same as it was before he had a UTI. When cats have a UTI they will avoid the litter box as they associate it with pain. Yes, UTIs are painful. Please go to the vet to rule out or treat a UTI. Keep us posted. p.s. A UTI will not just go away on it's own.

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