Feline urinary retention can become a nightmare in your home. Your cat might stop using the litter box correctly (or stop using it altogether) and start urinating in other parts of the house, such as on sofas or beds. This leaves a very strong, stubborn odour throughout the house, and can make living with a cat nearly impossible—even causing some owners to abandon their pets.
If you encounter this problem, the first thing you should do is determine what kind of urination behaviour your cat is exhibiting, and then go to a veterinarian to rule out diseases.
There are three possible types of urination behaviour:
It’s also essential to know the possible causes of urinary retention.There are many, and it’s important to find out what exactly they are in order to fix them:
For your cat to recognise the litter box as the right place to do their business, you have to keep it clean and put it in a quiet, inconspicuous place, far from food and areas with a lot of activity. Your cat needs privacy and cleanliness. To learn more, take a look at our tips for keeping your cat’s litter box in perfect condition.
No matter what, when this problem occurs, a trained professional is always the best person to take it on. They’ll help you find the best possible solution to improve your living conditions and make both your cat and your family feel much better.
Has your cat ever experienced problems with urinary retention?