Cats urinate on a regular basis because they also have frequent water intake. Excess water and waste products are passed out of the cat’s system through urination.
Cat is Not Urinating
- There are many reasons why a cat does not urinate.
- The problem may simply be due to litter box issues, as a result of a behavioral problem, or as a result of an underlying medical condition.
What are the causes if your cat is not Peeping
- An infection in the urinary system may cause a cat to stop peeing or avoid peeing.
- In the case of an infection, the simple act of urinating can cause extreme discomfort or pain thus causing the cat to avoid peeing.
- Any form of blockage in the urinary system disables the passage of urine hence the cat is not able to pee.
- Blockage in the urinary system often comes in the form of crystals.
- Acute kidney failure can cause little or no urine production; hence there is no urine for the cat to pee.
Symptoms of Cat Urinary Problem
- Urinary problems in cats are typically categorized under an umbrella term called Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD and Feline Urologic Syndrome or FUS.
- A urinary tract infection can be painful for the cat. Infection can occur in the urethra, bladder, ureter, or even the kidney.
- Stones can be found in the cat’s urinary system. Stones or crystals can be found lodged in the kidney, ureters, bladder, or urethra.
- Acute kidney failure refers to failure of the kidneys and failure in its functions such as in filtering waste and producing urine.
- Acute kidney failure can produce little or no urine.
- The danger of these urinary problems is the spread of infection from the urinary system to systemically throughout the body.
- Another complication or danger with inability to urinate is the retention of waste products within the body causing infection and toxin build-up.
- When a cat is observed to suffer from any type of feline urologic syndrome, it is best to see the vet immediately for proper treatment to be initiated.