Our cat Puck has been peeing on the floor for the past several weeks now in addition to the pooping on the floor that has been going on for a couple of years. Regular readers know that he developed a bladder infection that started the problem but after getting better, the peeing continued.
The vet put Puck on Prozac a couple of weeks ago but getting him to take it has been hard. I don’t want to add to his stress by shoving it down his throat so I put it in his food. Unfortunately, he eats only half of his food, or less, when there is a crushed up pill in it. It is actually only a half of a very small pill so it surprises me that he even notices it. Putting it in tuna helps but giving cats tuna every day is not healthy.
Tuesday evening I noticed a couple of half-dollar size spots of pee on the floor and knew Puck’s bladder issue had returned. We made an appointment for the vet this morning but I have to be at work so my wife will be taking him in. Hopefully, if we get his bladder problem resolved he will start using the box again.
We are hoping and praying that something can be done to help poor Puck AND you as well since it’s a terrible problem to deal with all around.
Pam and Teddy too
Thank you for your concern. He will be at the vet all day so hopefully they will know something tonight.
we hope for good news when you are back from the vet Puck… all paws are crossed that your vet or you or one of your readers maybe has a good idea to solve this probs… hugs to you and potp…
Thanks. We have our fingers crossed.
I am so sorry Puck’s problems continue. Prayers and paws crossed that the vet can find something to help !
Thanks. I appreciate that.
Oh Puck, we wish you the best. POTP to you and your pawrents. Have you ever heard of the Purr kitty pillow? Maybe he’d like to cuddle with it.
I will have to look that up. Thank you.
It’s about $9 at DrFosterSmith or Petco, albeit even WalMart.
Petstages® Purr Pillow
That is an interesting product and I am willing to try anything.
Bummer. Have you tried changing up the foods you hide the pill in? Cream cheese, ham, chicken, cheese, hamburger?
Cream cheese might work. Great idea. Thanks.
Have you tried a purr pillow for Puck? We hope the Vet helps Puck. POTP.
Poor Puck…and you. We’re sorry he’s having these pee issues again. As far as the prozac, have you thought about getting it compounded into something that would be easier to give? I have Zoey’s made into a chicken flavored treat and she will eat it right up. There are several vet compounding pharmacies available nationwide, and it’s not real expensive to do. Let me know if you need the names of any pharmacies. ~Island Cat Mom
Thanks. If I can’t find another way soon, I will look into that.
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I am sending lots of purrs to Puck – I really hope you guys can get his issue resolved soon!
Thank you. Every purr helps. 🙂
Poor Puck, he must be in pain to be doing that. I hope he feels better soon.
Thanks. We thought his bladder issues were better and his peeing was just a psychological problem but now I wonder if it never really went away. The last time he was at the vet they did no tests so who knows.
I have good luck administering my cat Andy’s blood pressure medicine in a tuna-flavored liquid form worked up by his veterinarian’s staff. Can Prozac be put in a liquid? Granted, I sometimes have to wrap him in a towel to give him the liquid with a plastic syringe, but most times he just gives me big, sad eyes and turns his head as far as it will go, but, with a little effort, finally gets his dose.
Good luck resolving the problem. Many of us have dealt with those issues in one form or another. In my case, moving a litterbox brought about using a carpet in the same area for a toilet! (The litterbox went back in that spot, though I would still like to move it elsewhere.)
I heard that Prozac can be compound to a more palatable form. I need to look into it.
A nice chicken-flavored paste would be nice! Of course, as you’ve already experienced, food is a hit or miss proposition. I’ve never had good luck putting medicine in food.
I haven’t given up yet.
Poor Puck, I hope that you now will succed with that problem.
I think my marriage depends on it. 😀
I understand what you mean, we have had problem cats, too.
Poor Puck ! And poor you, we know it’s really hard to deal with litterbox issues. We cross our paws for you all and hope you can solve the problem soon. Purrs
Thank you. We are running out of ideas. Hopefully we can figure it out soon.