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    Default Cat peeing/pooing outside litter

    I took my cat for his yearly vaccinations last Friday at 4pm. That night he did a huge wee on the spare bed. (Out of character). Christmas morning I found a poo in the bathtub. Now, this evening I have found a wee in the bathtub.
    I'm figuring it may either be a Uti or he is stressed. Gah!

    I guess what I'm asking is has anyone heard of vaccinations causing this kind of behaviour in a pet? It just seems really coincidental that I'm having these issues since then..

    I did have a house full of visitors, but they have been gone since yesterday and that wouldn't normally bother him.

    I'm really worried Can't stand cat wee smells! He is otherwise eating ok, and there was no pink tinge to his urine if that's any indication. Obviously looks like another trip to the vet, but wondering if anyone else has had experience with this ☹️

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    Rather than the vaccinations I'd wonder whether he got stressed by a combo of the vet visitors and your visitors.

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    Thanks for your response.

    He was pretty stressed at the vet as a dog was in the waiting room, he was all fluffed up and growling. So yes that makes sense as he was then brought home to a house full.

    The visitors are well known to him, does that matter to a cat, or is it about the change in environment?

    Also, the visitors left yesterday morning. He peed in the bath today..
    I guess it's individual for each cat, but is it common to take time for the anxiety to settle? Or is this behaviour habit forming really quickly

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    It can take time to settle down. If he doesn't seem in pain or distressed and his urine is normal I'd wait 48 hours and see how he is.

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    You could pop down to your local vets and see if they sell Feliway diffusers.

    We have one and they make our cats so much calmer. I believe they also help with stressful events such as vet visits and disruptions to your cats life.

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    I sympathise, we've had similar issues with our little boy cat. He gets very stressed and territorial, with visitors and other cats who cross our garden. His latest thing is weeing in the shower! We've had success by allocating him to one room with his bedding and furniture if he's stressed. They actually don't do well with too much space and noise if strangers are around. You could try the spray too and lots of reassurance.
    Mostly when they wee inappropriately it's because something has upset their routine or made them feel threatened.
    He should be fine in a few days..

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    Furniture! I meant feeding kit and the like

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    I have wondered if those Feliway diffusers were any good! He's rather jumpy a lot of the time, so definitely might give it a go.

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    Thank you everyone


 

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