|Purred: Sun Apr 19, '09 4:42pm PST |
|Well, Meowmy went and got the new kitty she has been theatening me with yesterday, and now of course, there is a problem. "IT" has been here nearly 24 hours, and so far as Meowma can see, has not peed or pooped. Now, she knows that if there's nothing there at this time tomorrow, she's got to search on her hands and knees--but right now she sees and smells nothing.
The thing is, "IT" had only been at the shelter a week, and they had already stuck him in a community room. The shelter people told Meowma that they had not seen "IT" eating or drinking much. But, IT is eating everything Meowma puts down here, and drinking as well. IT seems still very scared, but goes right to Meowma when she goes in the room where he is staying alone for now, and is very affectionate--after 10 minutes or so IT even lets her touch ITs tummy.
Anyway, sorry to be so long, but Meowma can tell IT is not in pain, trying to P that she sees, and has no signs of an UTI, but she is curious--
1)how long CAN a healthy kitty go without peeing?
2) If the kitty had not been drinking much in the shelter, could he be kind of dehydrated and so not peeing?
3) How many times a day does an average normal boy cat P?
IT will walk through the box, and lays down in the area, so IT does know where the potty is, and isn't afraid of it.
(PS-- Meowma will be naming 'the boy kitty" when he settles and his purrsonality comes out. But till she does--I'm saying IT!!)
Edited by author Sun Apr 19, '09 4:46pm PST