If your cat is unable to defecate or urinate, you should immediately contact a veterinarian. To keep the cat healthy it’s essential to expel urine and feces, vice versa, toxic substances will accumulate in the body causing serious alterations. So if you notice that your cat is not using the litterdbox, contact your vet immediately.
In this AnimalPedia article we will explain the most common situations that generate this problem, so that you can understand why the cat does not pee or defecate.
My Kitten does not poop or pee
First we will look at kittens who cannot defecate or urinate. Kittens less than 3-4 weeks old are unable to feed themselves. They also cannot defecate or urinate unaided. This help usually comes from the mother, but if they are abandoned and have no one, you will have to help them in this task.
So in addition to feeding them with the bottle, after each feeding, you will have to rub the genitals with a damp cotton gauze, imitating the mother’s tongue. This massage allows the kitten to expel pee and poop.
If you are in the situation of weaning a kitten and you find that it does not urinate or defecate for a whole day, you should contact your veterinarian immediately. In fact, if you realize that after several feedings It’s unable to free itself, you cannot wait any longer, in kittens, any alteration can be fatal.
My adult cat does not poop and pee
If an adult cat does not pass urine or feces, it’s probably because it’s not eating or drinking. If this occurs for more than a day, it means that the animal may have a serious health problem that needs to be treated by the vet as soon as possible.
There are many pathologies that have symptoms of inappetence, dehydration, and apathy. A cat stops urinating and defecating when they have a urinary problem, such as a urinary tract infection, kidney failure, or stones.
Additionally, problems such as blockages can prevent stool from being passed. There are also psychological circumstances that prevent the cat from breaking free. For example, stress inhibits elimination in cats. So if the cat has just been adopted or if the animal is frightened it’s quite normal that It cannot pee.
How long can a cat stay without going to the body?
Cats cannot resist without eliminating feces and urine for more than a day. So if on the second day the cat fails to unlock, you will have to take it to the vet immediately.
Why does my cat urinate and defecate little?
An adult cat usually pees 2-3 times a day and defecates 1 or 2 times. If you notice that suddenly the cat only pees once and stops defecating, this may be due to the cat not eating for some reason. In this case, you will have to pay attention to the following aspects:
- The cat drinks too little. You should encourage It to drink more by adding fountains or bowls of freshwater to various areas of the house, or by using larger fountains that are more comfortable to use. In addition, moving water attracts them more, as it’s always clean and fresh.
- Offering wet food increases the fluids the cat ingests.
- Variations in water consumption or urine elimination may be a reason for blood and urine tests, as It may be suffering from a systemic disease.
- The diet must be of good quality taking into account the nutritional needs of the animal and with an adequate percentage of fiber to favor intestinal transit.
- A constipated cat can benefit from the laxative effects of malt or olive oil, but if the difficulties in defecating are recurrent you should contact a veterinarian.
- If the cat is scared because it has just arrived in a new environment you will have to keep it in a small place and you will address it with a calm and soft voice. You can use tranquilizing hormones to try to relax it. Once the animal has adapted a bit, you can expand the space where it lives but if you see that it’s still scared and cannot free itself, you should immediately contact the veterinarian expert in animal behavior.
This article is purely informative, at Shelterapet we do not have the right to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We encourage you to take your pet to the vet in case It has any kind of discomfort or discomfort.