My black male cat aged 6 just had PU surgery on Monday and 2 stones removed from his bladder. I brought him home last night.
He is confined to my bedroom and I purchased a large dog carrier to contain him, a small litterbox, food and water. My problem is that last night when i brought him home, he decided to poop on my bedspread.
This morning, he peed there.
I had tried placing him in his litter box, for which I am sure he has an aversion. He simply jumped out and went for the bed and pooped again. I know he doesn't like the recycled newspaper pellets. In the vet hospital they just used shredded paper towels, but I know he peed on the towel he was laying on too while hospitalized and I fear he has been "retrained" to eliminated on terry cloth and such. How do I retrain him.
Also...he isn't drinking as much as I would like. I finally coaxed him to drink water from canned chicken...so at least dehydration isn't the problem...yet. Any thoughts from anyone on how I can entice him to drink water again? The Elizabethan collar doesn't help...he goes and knocks most bowls over.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me. This is my little boy who is my only family. I will do whatever it takes to make him well again.
Oh, and his sister, hates him, so for now they are separated. How to get them reunited would also be appreciated.