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    Old April 3rd 2009, 05:29 AM
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    My eldest cat Bob (11months) sudenly started urinating on my bed at night whilst I was in it,this behaviour was really out of charecter as he has been very competant at weeing on the litterkwitter for months,the only problems I normally have is with him pooing on the floor. At first I thought he had simply decided that he no longer wanted to use the toilet and so after 4 nights of a wet bed I got the litter tray back out. But unfortunately he continued to wee on my bed, I also started to notice he was moaning a lot and became very short tempered with his sister. I phoned the vet for advice and they told me to bring him in imediately as he has a uring infection. His temp was checked and it was extremely high, the vet gave him antibiotics and painkillers and asked me to bring him in again the following morning to be checked again. A week on and Bob is exremely ill in the vets and is not allowed home as his urinary system is shutting down. The vet thinks it is a condtion that he was born with that has just shown itself now. All I want to say to people is if your cat suddenly changes their behaviour in this way please get them checked as soon as possible. I can't help but think that if I hadn't waited so long to get him checked his condition might not be so serious now.
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    Old April 13th 2009, 11:02 PM
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    Sorry to hear about your cat. I hope he gets better soon - keep us posted and thanks for the heads up xx
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    Old April 16th 2009, 12:15 AM
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    I am sorry to hear about your cat. Thank you for the warning. I can easily see that while training a cat with the Litter Kwitter, how we would mistake unusual behavior as possibly just a cat rebelling against the Kwitter.

    Good luck with your guy.
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    Old April 18th 2009, 07:08 AM
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    My cat Coco had peed on the bathroom floor twice in one day a couple days ago which she has not done for a while. I've potty danced her to green stage now with no litter and I was trying to get her to use the white rim. So I thought she was just on her bad behavior again because she had peed and pooped on the bathroom floor numerous times before. However, I also noticed that she had peed more often than normal. I escorted her to the bathroom this morning and noticed a drop of blood at the end of her pee stream. So I took her to the vet and she was treated with bladder infection! I would never have known if I was watching her to use the toilet. It was only a tiny drop of blood! So, owners watch out for any change in your cat's toileting behavior. It may not just a rebellion thing.
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    Old April 21st 2009, 08:17 AM
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    Bob is still very sick. The infection has spread throughout his body in his blood. I feel like I am fighting a loosing battle. I am sure if I had noticed his behaviour as being because he was unwell earlier that he would be fine now. I am glad that jwkuan caught it early. It is so important to keep a close eye on your cat and not automatically assume they are doing it on purpose. Bob is having weekly injections of antibiotics,pain killers and anti inflamatories, aswell as tablets and other medicine at home. I have been told by the vet that if Bob recovers I will not be able to try to train him to use the toilet again as he believes that the stress may cause it to come back. But toilet training is the last thing on my mind right now, as I am sure you can imagine.

    I would really hate to think that any other cats will go through what Bob is, please be carefull.
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    Old April 29th 2009, 03:22 AM
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    I am so pleased, my cat Bob has made a full recovery,he is at home,eating well and weeing by himself. He is starting to gain back some of the weight he lost,which is great because he did not suite being super skinny! He is going to continue on medication for a few more weeks and is on a vets diet, but all is looking good
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    Old April 29th 2009, 03:45 AM
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    Charlie,
    I am happy for you and Bob.
    My Coco is doing well again!
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    Old May 18th 2009, 03:05 AM
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    My poor Bob got really sick again,his bladder got completely blocked agian,so he had to have a cathator fitted, we hoped that he would just need a few days in the vets being flushed out,but after a day I had a phone call from the vet saying that he was bleeding heavily from the cathator and they couldn't stop it. I was given the option of having him put down,or try two days with fluids and more medication, but the vet said he probably would still be too unwell and would need to be put down then. I wasn't ready to give up on him yet and so decided to give him the chance to fight. After two days of intense treatment he is recovering, it is a slow process but I have every hope. The vet believes it is likely to come back even though he is on loads of medication and a prescription diet and if it does they have said they can't treat him again because it is not a good quality of life for him. I understand that and as much as it hurts I agree. I just needed to give him this last chance,neither of us were ready to give up yet. I love Bob so much and to think I might not have him for much longer breaks my heart, he is 1 years old on the 23rd of this month and I hope he is here to reach it.
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    Old May 18th 2009, 05:02 AM
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    Hang in there...and best luck to Bob and Charlie!
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    Old June 2nd 2009, 03:08 AM
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    Bob is doing really well,he has made his 1st birthday, and is getting stronger day by day. He has had some set backs along the way,including a nasty tummy bug, but he is progressing well. All I have to do is keep him as healthy as I can for as long as I can. Sometimes I worry that I kept him alive for me and not for him,but if you could see him now he is looking so happy.I love him so so much and am so glad he is still here to enjoy, I really hope that nobody else goes through what Bob and I have had to and I hope that every one treasures the time they have with their cats,as every single one is special.
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