How do you know when your kitty needs an anti-anxiety pill to help them overcome…

How do you know when your kitty needs an anti-anxiety pill to help them overcome tinkling outside the litter box? My little girl is almost 3 and has been on antibiotics, eats dry and wet prescription food (UR), gets Cosequin daily and still has trouble.

She eats from her own bowl, has a water fountain to increase the likelihood of hydration, and has plenty of opportunities outdoors. She clearly has a high level of anxiety about 50 percent of the time though…pacing, switching her tail, hiding, etc. Although she has 5 siblings, we treat her as though she is a little princess.

I’m thinking it’s time to start her on an anti-anxiety tablet. Are these expensive? We are already spending a small fortune on a the special food and Cosequin. Any thoughts?

(PS…Noodle and Banjo have told us about your website). Thank you!

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello, Wow-za! this is a whopper. OK, there’s a lot going on here. I think that you probably need to have this conversation with your veterinarian. It sounds like you may have had a history of urinary issues, and these need to be definitively ruled out first. This usually requires blood work, urinalysis, radiographs, and an ultrasound. The most likely cause for inappropriate elimination (our fancy way of saying pees outside of the box) in a pet with a history of urinary issues is more urinary issues. I know you probably don’t want to hear that this is going to… Read more »