A. Schedule an exam with your veterinarian to rule out medical causes. To diagnose UTI, have your vet collect a sterile urine sample to submit for urinalysis, culture and sensitivity. Blood work (CBC and chemistry panel) should be submitted also to assess major organ function. Once medical causes have been rule out, focus on behavioral concerns. If you have multiple cats, the general rule of thumb is to have one litterbox per cat plus an additional box. Try covered and uncovered boxes as well as different types of cat litter. There are litter attractants that you can buy that may lure her back to the box. Search www.pet360.com for these products. Lastly, if she seems stressed or anxious, try to determine then reduce or eliminate the offending stimuls. Consider a pheromone collar such as the Feliway collar instead of spray products. Sprays may disperse quicker whereas the collar is on the cat at all times.
A. Have you checked if she is suffering from a medical problem? these types of urination issues could be caused by urinary infection or bladder inflammation, both very common in cats and both could be chronic and long lasting, especially if left untreated.
I advise you to take her to the vet for a urine analysis, if there is a medical problem - the treatment will probably solve this problem.
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