There are many articles about cat pee on the internet. There’s actually a lot you need to know about your cat’s litterbox habits. To begin with, knowing your cat’s daily duty routines will give you a good idea of his or her health. Cats usually pee between 2 and 3 times in a day. However, this number is purely based on the living environment (temperature, humidity), water consumption, type of diet, etc.
What if my cat pees more or less than that?
Some kitties are known to pee as many as 5 or 6 times in a day, on the other hand, some cats find the need to go only once in 24 hours. For some cats this would be normal, however, for others, this could be a sign of problems. That’s why it is so important to keep a tab on your kitty’s litterbox habits. It will give you an idea of your cat’s usual urinal activity and help you spot any sudden changes which could be cause for concern.
My cat is peeing more than usual, what does it mean?
Well, this depends – is it an increase in quantity or a higher number of visits to the litterbox? Both behaviours indicate completely different things and it is extremely important you know exactly what the case is. More frequent visits, but smaller amounts of pee it could actually mean he/she is not peeing enough. This is a condition known as oliguria. It is most often a sign of bladder problems that could be related to sterile issues, inflammation, bladder infection, stones or some of the obstruction.
On the other hand, higher frequency of litterbox visits at normal volumes or your car attempting to pee more often could be a sign of something more serious. If your cat is exhibiting this behaviour, you need to visit your veterinarian now.
What about the increase in quantity?
If the frequency remains the same but the volume has suddenly increased, it means your kitty’s body is failing to regulate the formation of urine. The problem could be caused by kidney disease or could also be a sign of hormonal diseases including diabetes or hyperthyroidism.
What if my kitty is peeing less?
This could be due to dehydration, especially if there’s been a rise in the temperature lately. Some other causes for less cat pee include low blood pressure, urinary tract trauma, liver dysfunction, etc. If your cat is not peeing at all, it could be something more serious such as a blocked urinary tract or kidney failure. This is known as anuria and is something that requires urgent care!
Other signs that are cause for concern.
Suddenly finding cat pee in bed these days? Well, this could be a sign your cat is suffering from a bladder infection or stones. It could also be because your cat is stressed and having anxiety issues - causing them to drop the litterbox and use your bed instead. Another sign of something wrong is if your cat pees blood – both these call for an immediate trip to the vet.
Knowing your cat’s daily litterbox routine and looking out for irregularities is important. It will help you spot any potential problems quickly and help you take better care of your kitty. We hope this article has made for interest & helpful read. Have a pawsome day ahead!