Advice for caring for an incontinent cat?


New member
Sep 9, 2020

I have a large (13 lb) 6 year old tuxedo breed female cat who in March had to get an emergency enema for a constipation blockage. When she came home, she could barely use her hind legs and the vet told me that they had to struggle with her so she might be sore. After a few days she regained strength in her legs but has been leaking large puddles of urine anywhere she lays or sleeps. The urine is usually clear and has a very faint odor. She just finished up a two week antibiotic treatment for a UTI which turned into an e.coli infection, yet she is still suffering from incontinence. I've been back and forth to the vet about 8 times since this March trying to figure out what is wrong, but they have yet to figure out why she is incontinent. She is also now having trouble walking up stairs and looks as if she's almost limping. We have an appointment schedule for next week for the doctor to do a urine sample, bloodwork and to check her joints. Wondering if anyone else has dealt with this issue and if you have any advice? I love our vet, but I'm wondering if it would be smart to go to another vet for a separate opinion?

I appreciate any advice. Thank you!


New member
Oct 21, 2020
This might sound weird and I’m not sure if it will be the strength your cat needs, but I mix hydrated ground chia seeds in with my cats food. He would get constipated and leave turds all over the house. I spoon in a tiny dollop each meal (they can have up to a 1/2tsp a day). Just make sure they’re already soaked in water and ground up so they can pass through easier.