How to Collect Urine from Your Cat

There are times in a cat owner’s life when you may need to know how to collect urine from your cat. For example, if your cat is peeing where he isn’t supposed to be, the first thing you will want to do is have the cat see a veterinarian to rule out a medical problem. The vet has two options for collecting urine from your cat:

1) sticking a needle into the cat’s bladder
2) keeping the cat until he pees

Neither of these options is great fun for the cat, so it can be helpful if you bring in a urine sample yourself.

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Stop Cat Peeing, Part 1

Is your cat peeing on the carpet? The bed? Anyplace other than where he’s supposed to be peeing? This is one of the most common reasons that cats are given up for adoption, and, sadly, often times it isn’t their fault!

The very first thing you should do, if your cat is peeing outside the litter box, is to take kitty to the vet. Why? Because a number of serious health problems can cause cats to pee outside the litter box.

These include (among others):

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Diabetes
  • Colitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis

Even if your cat has peed outside the litter box before, and the problem was not medical then, do not assume that kitty’s health is fine now.

Here’s an example. I work in a vet clinic, so you’d think I’d be able to recognize the difference between peeing outside the litter box because of a behavioral problem instead of a medical problem, right? Nope.

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Get Your Cat to Behave!

Ever wonder how to stop your cat from scratching, or why your cat is peeing outside the litter box?

I set up this blog to help you turn your naughty kitty cat into a good kitty cat!

Cats are fantastic companions. They are affectionate, clean, and don’t require an overwhelming amount of attention.

That is, until they do something to drive you batty! Maybe they’re scratching up your brand new couch or peeing on the Oriental rug. There are solutions, but it does take a little bit of patience to understand your cat’s behavior.