My vet told me to live the litter box empty (without the sand, as we call it in Poland, I don't know the english counterpart) and finally cat will do what he/she has to. You have to just pour it into a container and take to the vet.
If so, did you change the litter on her? My husband bought a different kind of litter since they were out of the regular stuff. Larry would not use it. She cried and cried until I followed her to my rug where she politely looked at me and peed!!! We went to get the right litter and she hasn't done it since. LOL
Mommy to Thelma and Louise (dogs), Larry, Sam, Rescue (cats), Logan (hamster) and Charlie (dog).
I took my cat the the vet because she goes on my bathroom run not the toilet she took a urine test and it came out that she has crystals in her urine I have to bring her back tomorrow for an x-ray of her bladder I can't afford surgey so I hope they can give me medication and I need to change her diet
You aren't giving us much info. Is she spayed because this can happen to a cat in heat. Is she straining to urinate? Is it behavioral? YOu can't do a "free catch" with a cat as with a dog so it's a bit more difficult w/a cat except to tap her bladder. Blot the area she pees on to see if you blot up any blood. The other thing is your vet can put her on antibiotics to see if that works. It won't hurt. The longer you both wait the worse it'll get.
The best thing to do is take the cat to the vet and have them retrieve the sample. They will probably do what is called a "cystocentesis", which basically means they will isolate the bladder by palpating the abdomen and then using a small gauge needle, they will insert it thru the body wall, into the bladder and use a syringe to pull out the urine sample they need. It is important to get the sample tested as soon as possible because cat's urinary issues can go bad quickly. DON't WORRY, cat's do great with this procedure! They do not need any pain medication or sedation usually. This procedure is performed daily at many practices and is very quick and easy to do...I would say most cats are better behaved for this procedure then they are for getting yearly vaccines. There are very little nerve endings once thru the skin, so they feel very little pain or discomfort.
Put her in the litter, take her paw and scratch the litter for her - to show her that's where she's supposed to go. That's how I trained all my cats for years to use a litter box. Now we have been using a Cat Genie for two years. ITs great!
Sometimes, if a cat always used a litter box, then starts going "outside" the litter box, they might associate the box with pain they're feeling in the rectum or otherwise...so they stay aways from the box.
You might want to get the cat checked out for bowel issues or urinary issues.
Can you please give us more info? Is she eating, or drinking water? How long have you had her? How old is she? If you ever taken her to the vet for a checkup? If she is turning more pale everyday, then she is very ill, and that is not normal! Check her gums, they are the first sign of being pale. They should be bright pink. If they are light pink, or almost white in color, then you need to take her to the vet! She could be dehydrated.