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post #1 of 6
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I am new to this site and need some help. Last week my poor cat Eddie had a blockage and was not able to urinate. Didn't realize it in time and by the time we got him to the Vet, he was very sick. They had to cath him and they kept him for 3 days. We brought him home and now he is peeing in different places around the house as well as in his box like normal. He is almost 4 years old and not fixed. He has never sprayed and I don't think he is spraying now as he squats when doing it or it just kind of leaks out. I was willing to get him fixed right away but he has to finish his antibiotics first another 10 days. Is this normal? Has anyone else had this problem? Help, I just spent a whole bunch of money on him and my husband is ready to throw him outside.
Thanks in advance for any help.
post #2 of 6
This is very normal for a blocked cat. You want to set out other litter pans for him to use while he struggles with this. Even getting rid of the original litter pan would be a good idea, and buy about four more. They will sometimes associate the original litterpan with pain and avoid it after awhile.

Put him on good canned moist food, see if you can get him to take in more water and buy a good enzyme cleaner www.kalever.com has a good one-

Good luck, I hope it won't be a reoccuring problem for him.
post #3 of 6
I would also call the vet and let them know what is going on. Is he on any pain control? His bladder is very irritated right now so it is hard for him to hold his urine. An anti-inflammatory might help make him more comfortable.
post #4 of 6
I am also dealing with a cat who had a blockage. He has been in the hospital since last Wednesday night. My vet told me that I shouldn't expect him to start using the litter box right away because of the irritation that he is experiencing. He said it is gradual for most cats. Also, he said that cats begin to associate the pain with the box, so maybe getting him a new box or two would help. You should definitely call your vet and just tell him what is happening. He might be able to give you some good advice.

I really know how you are feeling, it is very frustrating. My cat stopped using his litter box when he first got sick. But just remember that its not them trying to do anything bad, your kitty probably really doesn't feel good right now. I am thinking everyday about whats going to happen when my cat comes home and I am wondering if the same thing will happen to me. I wish us both luck!!!
post #5 of 6
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Thank you all for your help. We took the cover off of his box and he seems to like it much better. He still uses it thank goodness. He has not had a accident since night before last so hopefully he is over it. The vet said that this was normal and should subside in a few days.
Thanks again for all of your help.
post #6 of 6
from what i understand a box without a cover is alot more comfy for them, though there are times i wish to cover when charlie flings litter to every corner, but i control myself. also i have learned diet has alot to do with it. glad it's better. i can certainly understand the husband problem. take heart.
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