Cat incontinence

by gemma

Hi my cat sophie is 18 years old and recently as soon as she wakes up she just wees on her bed or anywhere really. She eats a little but drinks alot can u tell me what it could be?

well your cat is very old now and so it could be several things causing this. It could be age relate ie a weak bladder.
It could be a UTI

It could be a disease such as diabetes which could account for the frequent drinking. feline-diabetes.html

There is no way of knowing what could be causing this without an examination from the vet and possibly some tests. So the sooner you can get your cat to see the vet the better. hopefully it is something the vet can help your cat with with medication.

best wishes kate

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my theory
by: Hannah

this sounds like a text book case of kidney deterioration: this causes the cat to drink a lot, and urinate frequently.
In turn, they then become very prone to UTIs (urninary tract infection), due to the increase in urination frequency and the grooming that accompanies it.
You can treat the UTI, but there is little you can do about ongoing kidney failure, sadly.
Not that the above is quite common in older cats. Hope this helps! Hannah

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