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Hi, I am new, and found a link to this site when researching ash content in cat food.

I have a 14 y/o cat who is peeing every where. We have dogs and I think she is tired of them. She doesn't really hang out anywhere else in the house except our bedroom and has started peeing on our bed and the bathroom rugs. We put her in the spare bedroom with her food, water, litter box, tower, and a plastic sheet on the bed to protect it from urine, blocked by a baby gate.

I want to spend time with her by she won't hang out in the main part of the house.

Someone mentioned to check Ash in the food and to bring her to the vets to check for a UTI. I haven't had her to the vets in awhile since she had treatment for hyperthyroidism.

Any other suggestions of things to check for?
post #2 of 8
Welcome to TCS....here is an entire thread on inappropriate peeing:


You may want to also look at the Behavior forum since there are lots of good stickies on behavior issues.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the pointers. I am on a dog site just like this and thrilled to find some help for my kitty as well.
post #4 of 8
Have your vet assess this kitty for UTI and the common geriatric issues including diabetes and kidney problems. Have them draw blood and perform a complete organ function panel as well as urinanalysis.

post #5 of 8
I agree with Gaye a Senior Panel is in order for this cat.
post #6 of 8
third for a senior panel.... ash has little to due with uti it has to due with magnesium phosperous and one other mineral I think calcium
post #7 of 8
Another vote for a visit to the vet! If this is a cat that previosly had good litterbox habits then she is probably just trying to let you know that there is something wrong with her. I would have an exam, a senior blood work panel and a urine analysis done asap. It could be a number of different things that is causing her symptoms: a urinary tract infection, crystals, diabetes, kidney problems, etc. I would not take a "wait and see" attitude with a cat this age if I were you. Is she eating/drinking normal?
post #8 of 8
Hyperthyroidism can also cause excessive drinking and peeing, along with Diabetes and Chronic Renal Failure (the three big diseases in older cats). The only way to rule them out or get an accurate diagnosis for treatment is to have the blood work done.
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