Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
Quick question guys...Today I found pee on the bed in the spare bedroom. I knew Milko had done it (he jumped on the bed afterwards and started scratching like he was trying to cover it) and it was a big pee...at first I thought that he must've done it this afternoon, but I realise now he must have done it last night cause this morning I could smell something but couldn't locate the smell but that's what it had to be! I've cleaned the blankets off that bed and cleaned the mattress and the smell is gone. I put it down to everything changing in that room (cause it's being made into the nursery) and the bed being the only 'old' thing still left. Milko also loves that bed so I just guessed that he was claiming that as his again.
Tonight we got home from our birthing class and within the hour there were two big pees. One was on the floor in the animal room. It didn't have a smell to it so that one could have been Biscuit, even though she didn't really ask to go outside. She normally goes out and pees when we get home but cause she didn't ask I didn't bother.
Anyway Alex just went to go to bed and there was a big pee on our bed, which has to be from Milko. It has the same smell as the pee that was on the second bed too, so I know for certain that one was from him. Luckily we caught it quick enough and it only went through one layer, rather than all the way down to the mattress.
He has not peed anywhere else (the bauty of our new carpet is that anything wet really stands out, not like our old carpet!) in the house, but he also hasn't used his litter tray to pee in (he did a poo in there).
In all the time that we had trouble with him using the whole house as his toilet he never ever went on furniture. It was always on the carpet.
The only thing that makes me think this might not be a UTI is that he is doing large pees...not small ones.
So does it sound more like a behavioural matter or does it sound like a possible UTI? I'm very happy to take him to the vet...dealing with a UTI seems like a much easier option than dealing with a new behavioural problem. I just wanted your opinions!
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