FUS Know the Signs
It Could Save Your Cat’s Life!
Clinton had lived with us a year when suddenly, instead of using his litter box, he marched over to the rug and squatted. I picked him up and placed him in his litter box. He looked at me for a moment, then returned to the rug. This time when I picked him up and put him in the litter box, he cried a little and I noticed that his urine was coming out in drops rather than a stream. I decided to take him to the vet, and it’s a good thing I did.
He had feline urologic syndrome and a blockage. If left untreated, it can be fatal for the cat. He had probably gone outside the litter box because he associated the pain he felt urinating with the box. Either that or he was smart enough to know that I would figure out something was wrong if he used my rug for a litter box!
Signs of Lower Urinary Tract Disorders:
- urination outside the litter box
- frequent trips to the litter box
- painful abdomen
- straining or crying during urination
- voiding little or no urine
- blood in the urine
- frequent licking of genital area
- change in activity level
- loss of appetite
by Victoria M. King