Cat is Not Urinating and Peeping: Symptoms & Causes of Urinary Problems

February 22, 2011 | Healthy Cat | Leave a Comment |

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.

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