Monday, December 12, 2016

#LitterboxProblems


What kind of problems, you ask?


SIGH. Without going into details, this started happening a lot: 


I wasn't entirely sure of the problem(s), so I told my cat-owning coworker about it. She promptly said this:


Kitty is the center of my universe, so I reacted appropriately.

Seriously, I left work early that day to get kitty in. 


After checking her out and taking some tests, the vet noticed that her bladder was too tiny to get a urine sample there. So she said these fateful words:


Yep. The things I do for this stupid ball of fur and claws. I spent all Saturday morning trying to collect enough pee from her to get tested. 

No, she doesn't actually pee into the jar. Instead, I had to replace her litter with these beads that don't absorb anything and then *gag* collect the pee in the jar. Shudder.
It was traumatic for everyone. 

Kitty seems to be feeling better, though, and I should have her test results soon. In the meantime, I've scrubbed her litterbox and everything in my apartment. Ugh. 



8 comments:

  1. Wow, manually collecting cat pee -- have never heard of anyone having to do that before! I hope Kitty is better soon.

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  2. As a cat owner I can totally relate at the "unfunness" of trying to collect cat pee. I have up to this point managed to avoid having to do that. Hope Kitty is all right.

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  3. You gotta do what you gotta do. Hope everything turns out all right.

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  4. If collecting cat pee bothers you that much, then don't have kids. When you least expect it, they'll puke in your face.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Hmmm, collecting cat pee. That's a first. I've had a cat that had a UTI, but never had to collect pee for it. It went away pretty easily. Hopefully kitty feels better soon. And hopefully there's never a round two of collection for you.

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  6. My kitty was peeing outside the box. Still not really sure why but it started happening after we moved so I got a feliway defuser that you plug into the wall. The vet couldn't find any sign of infection. So stressful. Feel better soon kitty.

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  7. I'm trying to think about other ways to collect cat pee. And that's not a statement on my new hobby, it's purely inspired by your issue and this post. There has to be a better way, like, I don't know, attaching a Hot Wheels track onto her just above her kitty bits and have a balloon at the end that collects the drippings. And that was the MOST reasonable way I thought of to collect cat pee from the source.

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  8. My vet can aspirate it through the belly (Needle into the bladder), but prefers a collection. With 10 cats and 7 litter boxes that I clean daily I am a slave to the feline digestive process.

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