I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody has seen anything like this before. I have a male cat, yr old, normal weight. He hasn't been vomiting, been eating a lil more than usual but drinking normal. Last night he started trying to go to the bathroom everywhere that has material. My bed, the couch, rugs, his bed, he'll still try his litter box too. Its more like just whatever is the first thing he see's. But its pretty much every 5 min and nothing comes out most of the time and if anything does come out its pretty much pure liquid with an orange tint. Now last night I know for sure one instance was very watery stool but since then I haven't been able to tell if he's trying to poo or pee. I can't mess with any of his bowl movements because I'm pregnant and my husband knows nothing of animals and says he cant tell and see's nothing when searching the litter box. We've had him for 6 months and this is the first time he's acted like this. We keep him indoors only. He was fixed last month he has all his shots he had worms last month as well but was treated. I really don't know what to do and am extremely limited since I can't mess with him too much since I'm pregnant, can't drive cuz my belly is too big and hits the steering wheel, plus with all the money we've been spending cuz our first baby is due in 2 months I don't have the money right now to spend on x-rays or surgery or anything invasive like that on the cat. We spent hundreds of dollars on him in the beginning to make sure he was healthy and had all he needed so that we could spend the rest of our money on the needed baby stuff. Anybody have any ideas on what could be wrong or what to do with him? I really don't want to neglect his situation, its not his fault he's sick or that we're having a baby. I love him very much and don't want to just get rid of him. That's not fair to him. Pls anybody any constructive ideas?
Right, now I just have him locked in the bathroom with his box and took out all the bath rugs so there's nothing but tile and his box. I can't have his bowl movements all over my house for my safety.
You need to get your cat to the vet ASAP. It sounds as though he may have crystals in his urinary tract, which is common in male cats. You do not have to worry about handling his litter box, as long as you take sanitary precautions, such as wearing disposable gloves,washing your hands frequently, not handling feces of course, and using litter that is not dusty. He needs to see a vet as quickly as possible, because it sounds like he's in a great deal of discomfort. Wash all the bedding he has urinated/defecated on, and have your husband take him for a check up. You may be able to post date your payments with a reasonable vet. His condition could also be very simply repaired as well. He sounds as though he's suffering. He may also have damage from neutering. Good luck with him.
Firstly, get your husband to clean everything up. No litter is dust-freeand why put your baby at risk? Get him to take you andthe cat to the vet. I don't know about where you are but where I am,they have something calledPetcard which is a service which will approve a loan to pay your pet's medical bills. They're 24hours and you get approval almost instantly. Maybe they have something like that in your area. It sounds like a urinary tract problem and if it is crystals,he can get blocked and that will cost much more than the treatment of the crystals.
What do you feed him? Watch out for a high level of magnesium which can contribute to crystals. Also, feeding canned or raw will give him more moisture since cats aren't thirst-driven.
I hope you can get him help soon. take care of yourself too...
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland