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My Twagee has taken over the bathtub!

post #1 of 16
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I guess it was partly my fault that this has happen. I can never go to the bathroom alone! So one day last month, I was using the bathroom while Twagee was in attendence and I decided to put her in the bathtub and low and behold she will not stay out of the bathtub. She loves it in there! Now I think that she is starting to spray or pee (I don't know which) how I found this out is that she came flying down the stair practically wet and smelling of urine about an hour or so ago this morning. At first I thought that maybe she'd fallen in the toilet, and that she smelled of urine because one of the kids hadn't flushed. When I went up stairs to clean up the mess I saw that there wasn't much of a mess on the floor and that there was a strong smell coming from the Bathtub and saw that it was urine. Could she be taking over the bathtub or is she having a pee problem....?
post #2 of 16
If this is more than one isolated incident I would get her checked out by a vet. Sometimes cats like the cool feel of tiles or porcelain if they have pain or discomfort (as a former cystitis sufferer myself I can sympathise), and she may have a UTI.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
If this is more than one isolated incident I would get her checked out by a vet. Sometimes cats like the cool feel of tiles or porcelain if they have pain or discomfort (as a former cystitis sufferer myself I can sympathise), and she may have a UTI.
She only did it one time this morning...I've since given her a bath and wrapped her up in a nice warm towel from the dryer. Now she's all dry and hunting me as prey! What cause an UTI?
post #4 of 16
I am only a cat owner, but as I understand it, urinary tract infections can be caught from other cats, or sometimes brought on by stress. In humans too much acid/alkaline in the diet can also cause symptoms, maybe it's the same in cats. Sometimes no one knows where they come from. They are very painful in both species and need antibiotics!
post #5 of 16
I would vote for a vet visit as well. Cats that pee on shiny surfaces, sinks, bathtubs, tile usually turn out to have some sort of bladder infection. Unchecked, this can grow at an alarming rate and make your cat quite ill. I would run her in just to be safe-
post #6 of 16
Please take Twagee to the vet for a check up. UTI is not something to ignore. One of my cats had a scare from it and that was caused by stress.

Where is Twagee's litter tray now? Has it been used? Does it get used? Is it in a location where she feels at ease and not exposed? Has she had a scare there?
post #7 of 16
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She did something else in the bathtub that looks like a woman's menustration cycle ...I found a mixture of mucus and what looks like to be blood in my bathtub...needless to say I'm extremely worried. Has this happened to you before?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by a_loveless_gem
Please take Twagee to the vet for a check up. UTI is not something to ignore. One of my cats had a scare from it and that was caused by stress.

Where is Twagee's litter tray now? Has it been used? Does it get used? Is it in a location where she feels at ease and not exposed? Has she had a scare there?
Her litter tray is in the bathroom and she still uses it. She seems to use most of the time when I go to the bathroom myself and sometimes I see go her upstairs and I hearl sounds coming from her litter box. We give her her privacy when she is using the bathroom and no scare other then getting a bath on occassion when I think she's too smelly. Not with standing all the howling and fussing between the two of us during occassional bath no scare.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Konecoshushi
She did something else in the bathtub that looks like a woman's menustration cycle ...I found a mixture of mucus and what looks like to be blood in my bathtub...needless to say I'm extremely worried. Has this happened to you before?
She needs to be seen RIGHT NOW. Please, none of us can help you any better than your vet. Your vet will be able to assess and diagnose and treat.

Please take her RIGHT NOW to the vet.

Best-
Michele
post #10 of 16
I can only echo noni.

Twagee needs to see a vet immediately.
post #11 of 16
Please take her to the vet! It is a good thing you're monitoring her closely so you don't waste any time.
post #12 of 16
Any update on your kitty? I hope that you were able to get her in quickly and that everything is alright.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by bossinova
Any update on your kitty? I hope that you were able to get her in quickly and that everything is alright.
I made her doctors appointment. Her first physical on Wed.( Yesterday)
I told the vet every thing that Twagee was going through. They couldn't tell me exactly what was going on with her, but they checked her over and give her some de-worming meds, check for HIV and Lukemia (every thing negative yeaa!) and her first shots. I found out that she's a little less then 4 months old and that she may have been born sometime around the end of Sept. The Vet said that she has a clean bill of health and to slowly start her off on a brand new kitten food because I had some concerns about her coat because it's so dull looking.
We back on Jan 28th to get the rest of her shot and for spaying.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy
I would vote for a vet visit as well. Cats that pee on shiny surfaces, sinks, bathtubs, tile usually turn out to have some sort of bladder infection. Unchecked, this can grow at an alarming rate and make your cat quite ill. I would run her in just to be safe-
Many years ago when I had my Siamese, Susie, she went to the bathroom sink to urinate and kept crying. As soon as I went to investigate she jumped down onto the floor and that's when I saw the blood in her urine. She had a bladder infection and I never would have seen it in her litter. That was the only time she ever p'd in the sink. Nobody can tell me cats aren't smart.
post #15 of 16
:/ the vet didn't look into a UTI or bladder infection?? dude, I'd go to a different dr.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Many years ago when I had my Siamese, Susie, she went to the bathroom sink to urinate and kept crying. As soon as I went to investigate she jumped down onto the floor and that's when I saw the blood in her urine. She had a bladder infection and I never would have seen it in her litter. That was the only time she ever p'd in the sink. Nobody can tell me cats aren't smart.
Well, Twagee still likes to get into the tub, but she hasn't once since the last time urinated in the tub, yet she does get in there to roll around and play. Today while I was washing my daughter up she expressed a desire to feel the water coming out of the fauset. This surprised me because she's usually running way from the sight of running water. She uneasily stuck her little baby paw in under the running water, took it away give it a few licks and stuck it back under the water again and away ,few more licks and jumped off the bathtub and flouced away. (water dish was full of fresh water)

When we go back to the vet into weeks I will ask them to check again for UTI.
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