My cat was fixed and is now urinating around the house

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I have a male and female Cat. Both are fixed suddenly my female is urinating all over the house and doesn’t use the litter box. I can’t figure out what’s happening.


Alice Alonso


Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote that your female cat that was just spayed is now urinating all over the house. The first thing I think of is a possible urinary tract infection or some urethral irritation secondary to the spay. This can happen in some cats.

I’d recommend that you have your cat examined by your veterinarian. They may want to start antibiotics.

An article that might be helpful to you is Urinary tract Infection in cats.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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