Hi! I recently realized my cat's butt would sometimes be wet with urine and stuck on litter after peeing. I switched to World’s Best cat litter in April (from pine litter) and started noticing occasional pee stains around the house. Only recently did I realize it was because her butt was wet after peeing. It can range from a little stuck on wet litter to completely soaked.
I’ve tried observing her while she pees, and I think the issue is she squats so low that her butt is almost touching the litter, so the urine pools and soaks her butt fur before it can be absorbed. She doesn’t really dig a hole before peeing either which probably adds to the issue. I have tried changing the level of litter in the box, moving the box, switching from top entry to open, etc. The issue persists. I don't think she had this issue with pine litter since urine doesn’t pool on top of pellet litter (but she had a different issue with pine litter - she was peeing fine in the box but pooping outside the box). I don’t think it’s a medical issue since she doesn’t have any other UTI symptoms and is not peeing outside the litter box.
It's not fun to have to chase her down every time she pees to wipe her butt. I'm really hoping the community here is familiar with the issue and/or can offer solutions!