We adopted a 1 year old cat about a year ago so she is 2 years old now. We notice is drinks a LOT of water. Like begs for it every time she hears me pour a glass for myself even if she has a full bowl. She's been urinating outside her box and we can't figure out why... We've tried everything. Cleaning the litter twice a day. New boxes. More boxes. Different litter. Pheromones. Still pees on the mat right next to it. And she doesn't even bend down she just pees straight back standing up. Initially this was limited to peeing on the mats next to the boxes but it has now grown to the area outside the litter room... Not sure if it's because there is some litter being tracked out onto the floor? She also eats quite a bit and is relatively low energy compared to our other cat. Sleeps a lot. Doesn't run around too much. All these signs make me suspect diabetes... My questions are, is it possible for a very young cat to be diabetic? How much does it typically cost for a vet to diagnose diabetes? Why is she peeing outside her box so much, would diabetic treatment fix it in itself? Really hoping to get some advice here... We know she won't have much of a future if we can't figure it out. I feel like we at least owe it to her to get her diagnosed if it is diabetes. But we can't have her peeing everywhere. I just don't understand the peeing next to the boxes on the mat.