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I could use some advice for Eponine

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Like I said last week, Eponine started peeing on the loveseat last week. So I figured her UTI was back. The vet put her back on meds last Friday and she's taken them every day since (I manually help her swallow them).

Well, 5 days after going back on antibiotics, she is still peeing on the loveseat. Does it sometimes take a while for the antibiotics to clear up a UTI, or do we need to look at the possibility that something else is wrong?

I don't think has anything to do with Cosette as they get along great and Eponine established herself as the alpha cat from Day 1. There have been no changes in the home at all, so I doubt it's stress.

What could be causing this?
Thanks y'all!
post #2 of 14
I would call the vet and she if he has any ideas. He may want to test her for a few things.
post #3 of 14
Awww, I don't know, but I hope Eppie is ok!!!!
post #4 of 14
I would have the vet run a urinalysis. To check on the UTI and see if she may have some crystals in her bladder.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the good vibes and advice y'all I just called the vet's office. They said wait until she has completed all of the antibiotics (she is on them for 20 days) and then if she's still doing it we'll take her in.

Until then, I'm going to keep the slipcover off of the loveseat b/c I am tired of washing it every day!!!! I just hope my sweet girl feels better soon!
post #6 of 14
Keping my fingers crossed that the meds work!
post #7 of 14
Amy you might, along with keeping in contact with the vet, want to get something that will completely clean the urine off of the love seat as well. I know you mentioned you keep washing the slip cover, but I would think it could be possible some of the urine smell seeped through to the loveseat itself. That could cause Eppie to keep going there. There was something Hissy mentioned the other day that was good. I can't remember the name but I will try to find it on a search for you.
post #8 of 14
I always suggest Cat Attract when it is a behavioral issue. My friend had a kitten who two vets checked out as FINE, but persistently peed on her bed and couch. Now that she is using Cat Attract he has stopped.

It is kind of a gross clay litter, but if it works, it's better than pee on your loveseat.

Of course make sure it is not any medical issue as well.

Good luck!
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
I've been spraying it like crazy with Nature's Miracle, but I will also do a search for what MA recommended.

Sarah- would I put the Cat Attract on the loveseat? Or does it go in the litterbox?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
I've been spraying it like crazy with Nature's Miracle, but I will also do a search for what MA recommended.

Sarah- would I put the Cat Attract on the loveseat? Or does it go in the litterbox?
Hey, no h! (Sara/h's are sensative about that - but I suppose I should put my name back in my siggy if I'm gonna get picky).

Cat Attract is a litter. My friend just uses it straight as a litter, but I've talked to people on the board that mix it in with their current litter because it is a nasty clay litter. But it has something in it that just makes Cats want to use it

Petsmart carries it I believe, I'm not positive about the other chains. You can also find it online (but I've found shipping costs on litter tend to be rather high).
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Sorry about the "h" thing My coworker is a Sara and she about bit my head off the time I sent her an email addressed to "Sarah."
Cat Attract sounds very interesting. I also went ahead and ordered this Zero Odor stuff that MA recommended....hopefully that'll remove the scent!
post #12 of 14
I think I would also get her a new litter box, and try a litter that she's never used before. She may be associating the old litter and box with the pain she experienced. Put the new stuff near the old, and if she uses it, you can gradually move it to the old spot.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Tricia, that is excellent advice; thank you! Now I have an excuse to go to PetSmart tomorrow .
post #14 of 14
Amy, Is Epinone using the same area of the loveseat? One of the things the company I work for does is carpet and upolstery cleaning. Once a cushion is affected by cat urine we usually suggest it be replaced. The urine penetrates deeply into the foam (or whatever material it is) and we cannot completely remove it.

Hissy may have found the magic product though. If I were you I'd give that a try. Its possible that the enzymes work their way through the whole affected area.
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