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Q. Cat goes to toilet often but not much urine. Peed outside the litter box and ants were following his urine. Didn't lose any weight.

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A. These are signs that may be compatible with cystitis (inflammation of the urinary bladder). There are different causes of cystitis including idiopathic, urinary bladder stones or crystals, infections an others. In male cats cystitis may predispose to urinary blockage, which is a medical and possibly surgical emergency. I would strongly recommend to take him to your veterinarian for a check up, recognize the underlying cause of cystitis and give appropriate treatment. If your require to discuss this problem any further please request a consultation.

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