So how’s yer mom n’em? Seein’ as it’s National Kidney Month, I thought I’d fix you up with some info about kidney disease and litterbox problems—especially since sometimes they go hand-in-paw.
I took to a litterbox right away but I’m told some cats have “issues”, bless their hearts. When they do, it’s a usually a sign that your feline ain’t feelin’ fine.
Could be somethin’ simple like that your finicky Anderson Pooper just wants you to clean the container more often. Or maybe…
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…they got scared off while they were trying to drop some kids off at the sandbox.
Sometimes they don’t want to share with the other cats (can’t blame ‘em) or they don’t like that fancy cover you got so you don’t have to smell what they’ve been cookin’, if ya know what I’m sayin’.
Litterbox problems are also brought on by medical conditions especially if your kitty is going more than normal, can’t seem to make anything happen, or does what they gotta do just outside the box.
And if your cat’s a-caterwaulin’ or lickin’ their hindquarters all the time, you can bet they’ve got a problem that you need to get checked lickety-split—they could have a serious problem, like these straight from Doc Bell’s medical book:
- Urinary tract infections (UTI) – much more prevalent and dangerous in males
- Feline interstitial cystitis
- Urinary or bladder stones/blockage
- Inability to get in/out of the box due to age
- Kidney disease
And by the way, that last one? It’s meaner than a snake and lotsa times it don’t have symptoms ‘til it’s too late. It’s also a sad fact that 1 in 3 of us felines will get kidney disease while we’re here cattin’ around.
If your cat has had a falling out with the litterbox or is having any elimination problems, drinking more than usual, or starting to look rough around the edges, please don’t wait! Call my cat-mom Doc Bell for an appointment: 205-486-4500.
Purrs & Kisses –