Originally Posted by furry4fury
Black Beard - has had problems with urinary blockage - Three times - he just had the surgery to remove his male parts 2 weeks ago -NOW he is squatting everywhere and peeing in everything!! No one in the house remembers seeing him have a bowel movement - Stores and vets closed tomorrow - WHAT DO WE DO TO RELIEVE HIM??????????
HELP AND FAST!!!!
My Bear has that surgery August, so firstly
I know it is very very hard to be in your shoes right now.
When bear got home from surgery I had to call the vet 4-5 times worrying about Bear, first was the issue of him not pooping. The Predinsone that Bear was on is what had him constipated for a week (meaning 1 week no poo!), and the vet said it is normal. I knew that I had to do something... so I thought: "what usually give cats diarrhea?" For me over doing it on hairball gel gets my cats soft poos, so I started giving bear a glob of hairball stuff 2x daily, that first night he made a small stinky poo, next day one very very very SMELLY diarrhea poo, over the next few days poos got firmer and less smelly. Not sure what had is so smelly though-that was the grossest crap smell ever.
The peeing everywhere was my 2nd call... Bear was dribbling pee everywhere (by everywhere I mean in his cage, I had him on cage rest for a little over 2 weeks after surgery-he would have torn his stitches from playing so much. And I have 3 other cats, separation him was the only way I could be sure he was peeing.) it was like he was unable to control his bladder. When I called the vet he said "that is normal, 95% of cats stop dribbling within a month." Sure enough, it got better and better every day until he was able to hold it. I figure that they just have to learn how to use their new parts and get the muscles use to working in new ways.
Now, if the peeing is him deliberately squatting and peeing, that is normal too. He may be associating the pain he had with the litter box. You will just have to reteach him how to use the litter box. Start by restricting him to one room, make it a room with no carpets, lol. For some reason when you restrict them to one room they usually start using the box again. After he has went for a few days with no accidents let him in the rest of the house with your supervision, when he is good with that increase the time he is out until he is always out.
Any more questions just ask, I know this is tough. Give your cat some scritches for me, I bet he has cute shaved 'pants' like Bear did, awwww!
I would still call the vet though, just in case ya know? Call him and explain what is going on. If not the vet the ER, but they will prob say bring him in-they always do.
ETA: What have you been using for litter since the operation? Regular litter would no doubt get stuck to the stitches and cause infection, so I took a stack of old newspapers and shredded a garbage bag full for Bear-at first I had to add a couple cups of reg litter on top of the shredded paper, because Bear had NO IDEA what the shredded stuff was for, LOL. Check your cats surgery site and make sure it is not infected (is/was he wearing a e collar?) that may bring up a peeing issue too. And make sure there is no litter on his surgery site...