My cat goes to the toilet much more frequently in winter/when it’s cold. Is there a reason for this?

Cute gray funny baby kitten in gray cloth

Ask the Vet: 在冬天時,或者天氣冷時我的貓會更常去廁所,這有甚麼原因嗎?| My cat goes to the toilet much more frequently in winter/when it’s cold. Is there a reason for this?
 

Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc

我需要知道你的貓是喜愛在室內的還是戶外的,以及當牠排泄是只有小便或是小便大便都有。因為在冬天的時候,就像我們一樣,貓也是不喜歡在冷或者下雨的時候出去的。如果是這樣的話,你看到的可能只是你的貓的正常排泄情況,只是因為牠沒有外出而是在家進行。情況緊張、壓力和焦慮有機會使一隻貓改變牠的如廁習慣,牠們日常生活中的任何轉變,例如新加入的家庭成員或者搬家都能使牠們的如廁習慣改變。牠們也有可能用小便在家中作「標記」,從而來標記牠們的地盤

DR. PAULINE SAYS:  I’d really like to know if your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat and if both urine and faeces are involved. Because in winter just like we don’t want to go out when it’s cold, or raining, neither does your cat. If that’s the case, it may be simply that you are witnessing what is normal toileting for your cat because he or she doesn’t go outside. Frustration, stress, or anxiety can sometimes cause a cat to change their toileting habits. Any change in their routine, such as a new person in the household or moving house, can lead to changes in toileting. They may also “mark” spots in the house with their urine as a means of marking their territory.



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