On the ninth day of Christmas, Dr Marilyn saw a very concerned Mrs Bell saying her cat had just peed all over her wrapped Christmas presents at the base of the Christmas tree! What made Tinsel, the beloved family feline, pee on the presents? Marilyn ensured the owner had not moved Tinsel’s litter tray to fit the Christmas tree as this could lead to inappropriate urination. Tinsel had a full checkup and after some tests, she was treated for a bladder irritation. This can be infectious or inflammatory and in many cats stress can make it worse. Marilyn thought the 10 extra guests including the in-laws and their dog were adding to Tinsel’s stress. Marilyn recommended some medication and a Feliway diffuser to help with the stress over the busy Christmas season.
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