How Often Should A Cat Pee

What comes into your mind, when I say cat urinating? I know like many of us you would think the cat litter box and cleaning up your cat.

Cat urinating pattern gives you a lot of information about your feline friend. Next time give attention to your cat urinating, it helps to better understand your cat’s health problems. (If have any)

To get a clear idea, you should have a clear knowledge of normal cat urinating patterns. The frequency of your cat’s peeing cycle, how often do cats pee? We added all the necessary information you need to know about the cat urinating. 

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How many times does a cat pee every day?

The honest answer to this, it depends. Some cats are seen to use letterbox twice a day while some cat breeds use five or six times a day. Both cats can be in perfect health with different urinating patterns.

On average, cat pees 3-4 times a day. The cat metabolism system plays an important role in the cat urinating.

How often do cats pee normally?

You need to observe the number of trips to the letterbox of your cat, to find out the normal peeing pattern. You have to keep your eyes on your cat for several days or a week. It would give a clear idea of its peeing cycle.

Be aware, cat urination can be a lot less or more on a specific day. It depends on food intake, metabolism, cat age, and health condition. It varies a lot cat to cat, to get an in-depth knowledge check our below-mentioned factors:


If you ever consult with a vet for abnormal urination, you would know water intake is the single most influencing factor for cat urination patterns. Normally, cats eat water or food that contains a high level of water tends to pee more. Cat has a notoriety of drinking less water, make sure your cat is getting enough liquid. (It can be exempted when cats are on a diet when water isn’t that important).

Being the cat owner, you probably know the cat doesn’t like drinking water. A water fountain for your cat could help to improve the water intake as it keeps water fresh and cold. Cats are more interested in flowing water, so a fountain prevents cats to drink excessive water. 


A cat can get water from its food. It is important to balance in between dry food and wet food. If your cat doesn’t drink any additional water than give your cat wet food. On the other hand, if you notice the cat takes enough liquid you may give her dry food. 

For a healthy cat, you need to choose balanced food which provides balance nutrition and minerals. 

Cat in Litter Box


Cat urination patterns and metabolism are interrelated. Older cats have a lower metabolism. Kittens can digest food faster and burn faster compare to an older cat. It causes kittens to pee more frequently.

Mature cats suffer from lower metabolism and slow digestion

Be aware, such changes are completely normal. You need to analyze the cat urination process compare with the normal pattern. So, you will have enough data to compare months to months or year to year. 

Medical Issues:

Medical Issues a factor that influences cats urination patterns. If the cat suffers acute or chronic health conditions, you may see abnormal urination. Cats are with kidney disease or diabetes will urinate frequently as compared to normal. 

If you notice anything abnormal to your cat’s urination pattern, contact the vet as soon as possible. Because it may save your cat from an acute health condition. 


Medication can change the cat urination pattern. For example, a medicine used to treat allergies and inflammation causes frequent urination of a cat. 

You should consult with the vet about the side effects of the medication. It will prepare you for upcoming situations. 


A stressed cat can pee frequently or the quite opposite, not being able to pee. For example, if the litter box placed in a crowded place where people roam often, a cat can be stressed due to that.

It is wise to set the litter box in a place where the area is less crowded and calm. Cat also pee when they are in pain or stressed. 

What does indicates if a cat pee less?

If you checked that your cat is pee a lot less to the normal time than you have to keep an eye on your cat. Nowadays, a few modern litter box available on the market that shows your cat’s activity on your smartphone.

If you don’t have that litter box, in that case you have to keep an eye on your cat manually. The main point is, how less your cat is peeing. 

What does indicates when a cat isn’t pee at all?

If your cat hasn’t peed more than a day, you should go and consult with a vet. If you see cat goes to litter box but can’t pee, it is a clear indication your cat is in stress or it has urinary tract infection (UTI) or blockage. It might block your cat from pee. 

First, you have to try urinating your cat at home. If you can’t urinate the cat than it is a medical emergency. ( Don’t wait a bit, call the vet)

The vet will find the reason why your cat can’t pee and try to empty bladder artificially. Normally, when the bladder is full, the brain gets the signal that it’s time to pee. When the brain can’t process the signal due to health issues, the bladder gets fuller and fuller and start pressing organs around there. 

This is extremely painful for a cat. Cat’s belly will get harder, you can feel it if you touch. 

This is a serious medical emergency,

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