My cat has been urinating on the dining room floor instead of in her litter box. The dining room floor is hardwood flooring and is damaged easily. She does not usually do this. I took her to the vet and they ran a urinalysis declaring that she has a bladder infection.
Sassy is an indoor cat and is 12 years old. She has not had any illnesses prior and I keep her litter box clean. We now have to give her medication once a day until all the medicine is finished. I use a syringe to put it in her mouth which she does not like. This is quite a process. My son wraps her in a blanket and holds her while I hold her head and put the syringe in and squirt it in her mouth.
She moves around and turns her head and she opens her mouth like she wants to bite you, which is the perfect time for me to get the medicine in her mouth. We rub her chin and neck afterwards so we are sure the medicine has gone down her throat.
Afterward she runs off licking her mouth and giving my son and I a look that shows she is not happy with us. I do not blame her – the medicine smells awful.
It’s been a few days since she has been taking her medicine and it does look better in my dining room. I put her in the downstairs bathroom at night just to make sure that she will not urinate any where else in the house while we sleep. She is not happy with this arrangement as she usually sleeps with me or on the couch. There is a towel for her to lay on and her food, water and litter box are all conveniently close by but she it does not have all the comfort of my bed or the couch. It works to secure her in one place that can be cleaned up easily if need be.
Hopefully this will all be over with soon and we can let Sassy sleep where she wants. It is not fun for her or for us but I want her to be healthy and live a long life. We do what has to be done for a member of the family. It is never pleasant but I am grateful that the vet is caring and has a good reputation.
What vet experience have you gone through with your pet?