I have an old cat with a urine problem
by nicole ulmer
My cat Ernie is about sixteen years old in the last year he has been urinating in excessive amounts in his litter box ,you go to clean it and there is pee over pee in only one week.He has never been like that before ,I cannot believe how big the clumps of pee in the litter for a small cat.Ernie has always been a small lean good looking cat and now I have also found that his fur is matting all over and it's so bad that I will have to get him professionaly groomed.E5rnies urine is very strong smelling as well and it is really stinking my house up.Ernie is mostly an inside cat I don't give him shots at all haven't for at least 12 years or so.He doesn't seem to be in much pain his meows are not in stress other than he craves major atention which he hardley get's any due to me and my husband now raising two children ages 6 and 3,what should I do and how much is the rates with a vet visit?
Answer by Kate
It could be that he has an urinary infection, which may need some antibiotics from the vet to clear up. Please read my page here about this here https://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urinary-problems.html
I would say that due to the age of your cat, a trip to the vets is probably called for. the cost of vets vary from practice to practice. However my vet in the Uk charges me £25 for a visit I think, which considering we only go once in a while isn't too bad. The peace of mind and knowing that you are looking after your cat well is worth the cost.
best wishes Kate
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