Ask Dr Claire

My 3 year old overweight cat is spending a lot of time in his litter box and naughty micro peeing where he shouldn’t, like in his bed or my bed or on clothes, should I get him checked out?

Indoor overweight males are a high risk category for feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). It causes local pain to the area and if the urethra becomes completely blocked it becomes life threatening very quickly.

A hands-on examination from your local vet as soon as possible, would be a great place to start. They may even recommend a blood test and certainly a urine test, as a great way to assess your cat’s base health.

When a health condition is ruled out he can be treated for an anxiety related problem, but he needs to be checked first, as a matter of urgency. Especially as he is spending more time than usual in the litter tray, indicating he is having trouble passing the urine.

Post visit, if you’d like to chat in person, you can book a live video call or start a chat to discuss in more detail.

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Dr Claire

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