Boy, I am just having issues this month. First my dad, then my cat and my dogs again....
First off, 3 weeks ago, Twink, my 5 y/o black cat, decided that he would ramp up the peeing in the house. there had been a few episodes of pee, but I didn't know who it was. Finally one day, I caught him.
Took him to the vet, no physical issues. Sigh.....Vet put him prozac.
SO I bought a cat fence to put on my outside yard fence. It's not done yet but I have been letting him go outside bc it seemed to me the peeing really started once he stopped trying to get out. Everything had been find until today when I came upstairs to get my jacket I left in my office chair, and he was PEEING ON THE WINDOW!!!!!!! (He had peed on a dog bed twice and I took it away. Today he sniffed it but did not pee on it.)
Also, let me add that we built a kitty timeout room that's outside but screened in. We have been leaving him out there with his own litter box and when we let the other cats out there, I turn the box around so they can't use it and I leave the door open. SO he has that and I have that issue.
Next is my dog. Jake had lost 7 lbs between like July and November. He was throwing up and not eating and I thought he had an infected tick on his head. I didn't realize the 7 lbs until I took him to the vet. They ran bloodwork again and did an x-ray of his whole body. Nothing. They put him on acid medication. Fast forward. The acid med seemed to work but then my other dog decided she didn't want to eat all the time either. I bought new food. Fast forward some more. Last week Jake had 2 episodes of puking. Small amounts of digested food. He seems fine. Both dogs will eat people food and cat food at the drop of a hat. I am about to totally change BRands of food altogether. They have been on Nature's Recipe.
The next step would be an ultrasound which is $400 and they really didn't tell me what benefit it would be. He's gained some weight bc I am feeding him more food now and he appears in good spirits altho last night he was shivering in the house. The house had gotten unexpectedly cold for some reason. I turned up the heat. Keep in mind this is a Collie mix dog with all of his fur! He's about 12, 13-ish. Don't really know.
Does any of this sound like something anyone else has experienced? If so, what did you do about it? The cat fence should be done next weekend and I plan on having him spend the majority of his time outside....