why does my male cat smell like urine
I have a male cat who is about 8-9 months old. Recently, in the last month, I've noticed my bed sheets smelling like cat urine. It's in the areas he usually sleeps. My cat also smells like urine sometimes. He's not neutered, so my first thought was that he was spraying. But, I have not yet seen him spray. And the strong urine smell is on a flat surface, not a vertical surface. I took him to get him neutered a couple weeks ago, but the vet couldn't do it because he took my cat's tempurature and he had a fever (103). I also told the vet how my cat sneezes every now and then. (I assumed it was allergies).
My cat eats good, so I didn't know why he would have a fever. Anyway, the vet told me to come back in a couple weeks and they would check him out again. So, last week I brought my cat in and he still has the fever. The vet told me to wait again on the neutering, and he gave my cat a couple antibiotic shots and allergy shots. He also gave me amoxicillan to give to my cat morning and night for two weeks. So, I've been doing this for a few days now. I'm wondering if the urine smell problem is related to his fever.
Like I said, I've never actually seen my cat spray, it just smells really strong where he lays (and he himself smells). Is he spraying and I'm just not catching it, or could it be he has a urinary tract infection that's causing the smell (and also the fever)? If so, will the antibiotics clear it up? I noticed the smell again today. I've been giving my cat the antibiotics for about 5 days now.
Even when your male cat is litter box trained, he's likely to spray other areas of your home occasionally.
Tomcats are hardwired to stake out their territory, protect it from other males and to find as many girlfriends as possible. If they ever catch a whiff of another cat, which could happen just by you opening your door and letting the scent of a neighbor's kitty waft in, your male is likely to begin marking what is his. Cat urine smell is difficult to get rid of, but pet stores carry many products designed specifically to counteract the smell, or you could scrub the area with baking soda and dishwashing liquid followed by some white vinegar.
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