What could be the problem with my 6 yr old cat?

by Shannon
(Springfield, OR)




My 6 yr old female cat has been vomiting a lot (it seems like fur balls), and peeing / pooping (partial diarrhea) around the litter box, and has now moved to the kid's bathroom rug. We got rid of the rug, but tonight she peed on the floor. Today alone she has thrown up, peed, and pooped more than once in different areas of the house. She has never been a "snuggle" kitty, but the last few months she has been trying to lay on our laps. She hasn't been acting like her snobby self lately, but her litter box habits are getting really annoying. My husband is threatening to get rid of her if she doesn't stop. Please help!

Answer by Kate
Have you taken her to the vets in case she is ill?

with all three symptoms present I would always want to make sure that they are not physically ill and the only way to find out is via an examination at the vets.

if this is all clear at least then you know you may be dealing with a behaviour issue.

If illness is not present then cats use their urine etc as markers to either mark their territory or no help comfort them if changes have happened around the home, please see my web page here for more information on this

The other option is that she has fur balls which she is having trouble getting rid of and which is causing her distress which could also be the reason for the urination etc.

in this case i would definitely say, take her to the vets first before considering any behaviour issue.

best wishes Kate

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