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How do you know if your cat needs to pee?

Your cat needs to pee, however, in terms of determining when the kitten needs to go. Getting your kitty accustomed to a litter box from the first day you bring her home will help ensure a clean, pee-free environment for everyone.

most cats can hold their urine quite well for 24-48 hours and are unlikely to urinate in their carrier. … If your cat is wearing a harness, snap a leash onto it before you take your cat out.

Your cat needs to pee Sniffing the ground, meowing, and dashing behind the sofa can be signs that your kitten needs to go to the toilet. Keep an eye out and gently divert your kitten to, or place him in, the litter tray, and give him some privacy.

Post-Eating
After your cat consumes food or water, she’ll have to poop and pee within about 10 minutes. After feeding, take her directly to her litter box area and leave her alone. Cats like to go to the bathroom in private, and they naturally are attracted to areas where they can bury their leavings. When your cat successfully goes potty, show her praise and attention. Keep the litter box clean, but initially, leave a little of the pee behind so she’ll recognize her scent and remember where she has to go to the bathroom.

Digging and Kneading
Outside cats will look for a private area to paw the soft ground, go to the bathroom, and cover it up. You may find your cat exhibiting this pre-pee digging behavior prior to urinating outside the litter box. This might happen if your cat is marking territory or is turned off by a dirty litter box. Your cat also might do this upon waking, before she is completely trained to the litter box. If you find your cat exhibiting this behavior, pick her up and take her to her litter box, but don’t reprimand her for accidents. Instead, clean mistakes with an enzymatic cleaner designed to break down and eliminate all traces of the pee to prevent remarking territory.

Creating a cat Bathroom
Set up a litter box in a low-traffic area of your home that’s easy for your cat to find and access. Ideally, a bathroom, laundry, or utility room is a good choice because accidents are relatively easy to clean up in these locations. You can also close your cat into these small rooms with her litter box to get her accustomed to using her bathroom. Purchase a litter box that is easy for your kitten to climb into, and avoid covered boxes, at least initially, as some cats shy away from them.

Squatting Position
Kittens and cats squat when they’re getting ready to urinate, so if you find your kitten squatting someplace she shouldn’t, relocate her to her litter box immediately. If the kitten can’t find a suitable place to go to the bathroom, she may choose a soft spot, like a towel on a bathroom floor or in a corner of carpeted flooring.

Crying
While a kitten can’t bark like a dog to be let outside to go to the bathroom, a kitten who is litter box trained may cry or paw at a closed-door if she is accidentally blocked off from her litter box. Wherever you place kitty’s bathroom, make sure it’s an area she has continual access to. You might even install a cat pet door inside your home if you want to have the option of closing off the cat litter box area while still allowing your cat constant access to her potty area.

Signs that your cat needs to see a veterinarian:

  • Repeated attempts to urinate, which often result in little or no urination
  • Blood contaminated urination
  • Scream from pain, or other signs of discomfort, when trying to urinate
  • Gradually becoming idler
  • Excessive licking of the genital area

What You Can Do

  • Encourage your cat to drink more water. You can do this by using water fountains, running water from faucets, and providing additional bowls of freshwater throughout the house.
  • Watch your cat closely to see whether or not he/she is peeing. Look at the litter box after your cat exits, to see if there are pee spots, and observe how big they are.
  • Feed your cat canned food, which has more water in it, or adds tuna juice to your cat’s food.

Treatment of Straining to Pee:

  • Subcutaneous or intravenous fluid therapy helps flush out the grit in the urinary tract.
  • If your cat has a bladder infection, a course of antibiotics will be prescribed.
  • Bladder stones usually require surgical removal.
  • If your cat is “blocked,” he/she will be sedated and a urinary catheter placed so that the bladder can be emptied, followed by several days of hospitalization.
  • Medication to relax the urethra may be given.
  • Anti-inflammatories and/or pain medication will make your cat feel more comfortable.
  • A prescription urinary tract diet helps dissolve some kinds of crystals and stones, as well as helping prevent their formation.