13 year old cat drinking lots of water and peeing extensivley

by Dave

My cat, who is 13 has been drinking lots of water everyday and peeing it all back out within a couple of hours in and outside of the litter box. She seems to be eating normally. I just noticed a growth today on the right side of her face and she is starting to really lose alot of hair. It is my son's cat when he picked her out of a litter.

I know the time is coming on what we may have to do, we cant see her suffer. Any advice?


well thirteen isn't that old for a cat, my cat was 17 before we had to let her go and she led a full and active life up until then.

It sounds to me like she may have either feline diabetes. See here for more on this
Or perhaps a thyroid condition, please see this page for more on this condition
both of which are treatable.

i am not sure what the growth could be, it may have something to do with the thyroid condition.

you will need to take your cat to a vet as soon as possible. test will have to be carried out to determine the exact cause and a way forward can then be agreed.

best wishes kate

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by: Anonymous

My Ragdoll is in kidney failure for over a year now, the vet gives her fluids every 10 to 14 days and she was drinking and peeing a lot have you taken the cat to a vet that is first place you should start

Probably the kidneys
by: Anonymous

If your cat wasn't drinking much before this happened it could be his kidneys. My cat has been soaking the litter box for about a year.

RE:13 year old cat drinking lost of water and peeing extensively
by: Kari

I don't know how long ago you posted this but have your vet check for thyroid problems, these symptoms fit in that category to at least check out!

Good Luck!

by: Kevin Johnson

You might be wondering why your cat may have developed this condition. If you're feeding your cat a kibble high in corn products, this may be responsible. Although corn is technically a grass, corn products are not really that good for felines and cats can get fat on them. Your vet or pet store may be able to suggest a kibble that is primarily meat, granted these are more expensive, but it nay also cut down on the insulin you have to give your cat.

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