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Aug. 2nd, 2007

  • 11:20 PM
Bill Hicks
Okay, here's something I'm going to ask all of you, and I want a solid answer on this one, because a life hangs in the balance:

Emily, lovely orange cat who doesn't want to be touched or loved and looked at has now taken, for no reason, to peeing on my big blue chaise, which is just about the last fucking straw that I have with her. Since moving in with me two years ago, she has peed on my laundry, my bath mat, the cat bed, my winter coat, and other stuff that I can't remember at the moment, because I'm too mad to think straight.

So, question, dear friends: do I give up and take her pain-in-the-ass to the pound and be done with her, because the alternative there is for me to shoot her in the head, or do I just *keep* on putting up with her pissing on my belongings on a semi-regular basis?

Answer quickly, friends, because my patience is nearly at an end.


onceupon wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
I am SO SORRY. Oh, I am so so so sorry.

onceupon wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
Is there a third "take her to the vet and ask for some sort of medication" option?
some_noah wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
agreed -- uncontrollable urination could equal a lot of odd problems, diabetes, feline leuk (more rarely, obviously) et cetera, coupled with not wanting to be touched? this is an issue for your vet should you wish to take said cat there.

hope all goes well.
epi_lj wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
Have you had your vet look into matters? I know that when Bean used to pee inappropriately a lot, it turned out that that was his (then undiagnosed and uncontrolled) diabetes. Getting that under control got rid of most of it.
koloagirl wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 03:44 am (UTC)
In addition to the reasons already stated, female cats are prone to urinary tract infections. A round of antibiotics could be the solution, but she has to be tested first (and apparently you're being tested as it is...)
shannonsays wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
middle ground, baby. middle ground.

that, and lots of febreeze.
meryddian wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
There are different things at work here:
1. your kitty does not want to be "touched or loved", but she has consented to be part of your home, which means she recognizes love, care, safety, etc.
2. but she pees all over everything.

It is very likely that your cat has some kind of illness. I would start by guessing that if she is an older cat that she may have a great deal of plaque; like humans, problem teeth lead to a great many other health issues including general malaise and fitness. Even my dear sweet lil furbaby got crabby when her teeth got bad. I will warn you that a teeth cleaning is not cheap, because it generally must be done under anesthesia and therefore costs around $200-250.

If it is not that, there may be another issue, ranging from diabetes to allergies to anything of any kind - in short, she needs a blood profile and an exam to see what may be the issue. Blood tests will run $50-250 plus exam costs depending on how deep a proflie you want to do. (I'm basing this on costs here; they may be less expensive in your area).
sandboxdiva wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
Keep on putting up with her and try to get into her good graces. :D
radiosilents wrote:
Aug. 3rd, 2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
I fully agree with those who have suggested a trip to the vet. She deserves at least that much. After that, if the doctor can't find anything wrong with her medically, I'm not sure what to tell you... but I have to be honest, I would be hard pressed to take her to the pound.

Let us know what happens! I hope she is OK.

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