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Old 02-08-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Rowan hasn't peed for about 24 hours. Noticed it last night when I cleaned her litterbox that she hadn't peed, just pooed. Went to clean it again this morning and nothing. She hasn't gone anywhere else or I would have smelled it. Is that normal? She doesn't act sick or anything. I'm leaving for work soon and won't be back till 5:15.


When I first got her in September she didn't poo for quite a few days but finally did after quite a few days. I was on google and it seems a cat not peeing can be rather serious. I guess I will have to call the vet when I get home if there is not a clump in the box.
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Old 02-08-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Is kitty drinking water? If so and not peeing get kitty checked for stones.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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It is rare for a female to actually block (be completely unable to urinate due to an obstructing stone or gravel), but I would call the vet if she is not urinating. Lack of urination can also be a sign of acute kidney failure. Also, double-check she hasn't found a "new spot" to urinate.
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Just got home from work. She has not peed, at least not in the litter box. She is drinking - I have seen her. I have a small 2 bedroom condo (she's not allowed in the 2nd bedroom) and I have a very good sniffer. If she was peeing somewhere I would smell it the minute I opened the door. So now she hasn't peed in about 36 hours. That can't be normal. Unless she's figured out how to use the toilet and flush.....She is not acting sick or like she is in pain. She's eating her wet food now and I even added a little water to it although it's got more liquid than a pate type food.


She's only 6 1/2 years old and seems very healthy, although she's a little chubby and has been since I adopted her in September. My vet is closing in 10 minutes and I can't get her there tomorrow until about noon or so as I have an important appointment with my son at 9 a.m.


When I first got her she wouldn't poop for days and I was freaking out because the 14 year old cat I adopted right before I got Rowan only lived for 5 days and he didn't eat a thing for five days. I spent almost $800 on a cat I had less than a week. Still paying off the credit card bill so she had better pee tonight!
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Old 02-08-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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No pee in 36 hours is an emergency. Go. Now. All paws crossed for her. It cannot wait until tomorrow, she must be in agony. Remember that cats hide pain.

Either that, or she is peeing somewhere. She's got to be. Will Rowan let you handle her? If her bladder is full to bursting (and they do burst, I am sorry to say, though rare in females as the other member said) you'll be able to feel it I think.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Just checked - and she has peed in the box - not as much as I would suspect after not going for so long. She does not let me pick her up and I can't afford any bites or scratches on my arms (former cancer patient). I will keep an eye on her - I only work two days a week and I'm off the next few days.


Thank you.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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Just checked - and she has peed in the box - not as much as I would suspect after not going for so long. She does not let me pick her up and I can't afford any bites or scratches on my arms (former cancer patient). I will keep an eye on her - I only work two days a week and I'm off the next few days.


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Whew. Thank goodness. It's odd for a wet fed cat to go that long though. I would get her in for an exam, have a urine sample taken, maybe some blood work. I know it's expensive, but, catching something early will cost less in the long run, and may avoid an emergency later on.

Glad you can keep a close eye the next few days. Watch her for frequent trips to the box, with lots of unproductive squatting, not just in the box, but other places especially soft or cold places.

Hiding away, crying, either when squatting or just..in general if unusual.

I didn't think she would let you handle her but worth mentioning anyway.

How old is your son? Is there any possibility he may have scooped the litter? Best wishes to him too.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:48 PM
 
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Just checked - and she has peed in the box - not as much as I would suspect after not going for so long. She does not let me pick her up and I can't afford any bites or scratches on my arms (former cancer patient). I will keep an eye on her - I only work two days a week and I'm off the next few days.


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Another thought is that it hurt to pee so she didn't pee it all out. I really would get her seen in the next day or two.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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I would still get her checked. If her kidneys aren't functioning properly, she wouldn't be making much, if at all urine, and she wouldn't be in pain because her bladder wouldn't be full. Glad she peed something, though.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:07 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I will try to get her in this afternoon or tomorrow. My son is here now and he can put her in the carrier. While I'm there I can tell them about the giant size poop from a while back.
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