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How often do cats urinate/have bowel movements?

post #1 of 8
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I scoop ripley's box every evening. I have found several bms, but can't seem to find the clumps that would indicate urine today. I did fill the box quite deep so maybe that is why. I hated to dig and dig and break everything up. Are there guidelines somewhere?

I am feeding him wet food 2x/day plus dry food and water available all day. He eats only about a tablespoon or so of the wet food and nibbles on the dry food periodically. Although he keeps getting his kibble in his water dish. Yuck!

I would be able to tell if he is peeing somewhere else, right? It would smell pretty strong wouldn't it? Thanks for any info.
post #2 of 8
Loki pees 2x per day and poos about once a day. Every cat is different - what is normal for one is not for another - keep an eye on you baby and if he displays any signs of straining to pee and then not peeing - then please take him to the VET
post #3 of 8
My cats love to pee at the very bottom of the box, and from what you said it sounds like you didn't scoop that deep, so IMO it's prolly at the bottom, but double check ust in case.
post #4 of 8
get two separate food dishes to separate wet and dry, it's bad to have the dry in the water, cats hate dirty water - you may be putting the kitty in geopardy.

about pee/poo issue, marsh will pee once in 8hours and poo once in 12-16hours.

also, you may be using too much litter, i use crystal silica litter and have a layer no more than 2-3 inches deep.
post #5 of 8
Where is Ripley right now and what is he doing? Pick him up and see if he minds having his tummy handled. Male cats can develop urinary blockages which are fatal unless they are treated. If he is doing his normal stuff and his abdomen isn't painful then he's probably fine, but if he is lethargic or straining to pee or if his abdomen seems painful then it's off to the 24 hour emergency vet right away because he might have a blockage.
post #6 of 8
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Also, I DO have seperate food dishes for water, dry and wet food. Like I said, I am home most of the time so if I see it, I just wash out the dish and give him fresh water. Thanks for the info.
post #7 of 8
Just keep an eye on him as far as peeing goes. My Rambo had a UTI, and I only noticed when i was in the computer room (with his litter) that he went in and out about 4 times in the hour, but when i went to scoop there was no pee. Later he would actually cry when he was in there. Also if you start to find a lot of little tiny clumps of pee, take your cat to the vet. The UTI makes them feel like they have to squeeze ever last drop of pee out as soon as it hits their bladder.
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Originally Posted by bronte73
Also, I DO have seperate food dishes for water, dry and wet food. Like I said, I am home most of the time so if I see it, I just wash out the dish and give him fresh water. Thanks for the info.
It was suggested that we separate the food and water areas, i.e., food in one area and the water perhaps on the opposite side of the room. I actually have their food bowls in the kitchen and the water (pet fountain) in the dining room in the corner on a mat. The water stays clean longer so I just keep adding water until Saturday at which time I empty and clean the whole fountain out completely and start all fresh again.
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