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F4 is getting urine on her fur

#1
My 9 mo. old Savannah has been recently (past week or so) getting urine on her rear end or sometimes belly area when using the litter box. I'd have to wipe her bum because she will go and sit anywhere, spreading the pee! She has a little bit of a "pouch" but I wouldn't say she's overweight at all.. She remains very active, eats/drinks regularly, never goes outside the box. The urine blobs in the litter are normal in size and frequency --- so she's not "dribbling" I'm not sure what's up? Maybe its the little box itself --- it's enclosed. Never used to be a problem until now?
Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas? I'm concerned.
 

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Paige
Staff member
#2
My 9 mo. old Savannah has been recently (past week or so) getting urine on her rear end or sometimes belly area when using the litter box. I'd have to wipe her bum because she will go and sit anywhere, spreading the pee! She has a little bit of a "pouch" but I wouldn't say she's overweight at all.. She remains very active, eats/drinks regularly, never goes outside the box. The urine blobs in the litter are normal in size and frequency --- so she's not "dribbling" I'm not sure what's up? Maybe its the little box itself --- it's enclosed. Never used to be a problem until now?
Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas? I'm concerned.
It could be that she needs a larger box...and perhaps the box needs to be uncovered...do you have one or two boxes? Maybe try one covered and one uncovered and see how that works...
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#3
I agree with Paige on trying an uncovered box or a larger one along with the one your kitty currently uses.

How deep is the litter in the box? I am thinking she might be digging deeply into a thick layer and thus dragging her small belly pouch through the urine? Or if the layer is thin....there may not be enough to cover the urine spot when she is done. You may have to experiment with different litter depths, but I would leave the box she is currently using as it is and try different depths with another one or two boxes....
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#4
I agree with Pam, I would try different litter depths, and different types of litter as well. If you are using clumping, try wood chips or maybe the crystals.