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Why Is My Cat Peeing in the House?

Updated on January 25, 2016

Why Is My Cat Peeing in My House?

You have a big problem: your cat, who was trained to use a litter box years ago, is suddenly peeing in random spots around your home. You're at your wits' end. As a cat owner, I can empathize: it's maddening, destructive, and confusing. Your normally sweet and pristine little kitty is making your house a mess.

The thing to remember is that your cat is unhappy about the situation, too. Cats are very clean animals. If yours has been "inappropriately urinating" (as it's formally called), then it's trying to tell you that something is wrong.

There is a reason for this behavior, and it's up to you to figure out why or it will continue. Below, you can find reasons and solutions to your cat's litter box problem.

The #1 reason cats are given up is because they can't be trained to use their litter box.

Medical Reasons for Inappropriate Urination

The most common reason a cat is peeing in the house, and the first thing you should consider, is a medical issue. If your well-trained cat suddenly starts peeing in random places, a visit to the vet is the first thing to do.

  • Your cat could have a urinary tract infection (UTI), which is very common. An infection will cause him pain and he'll refuse to use his litter box. You may notice him straining to urinate, but little or none comes out. When you think about it, this is the "best" and only way your cat has of clearly communicating the problem to you. If left untreated, a UTI can cause scarring. Scars take up room in the bladder which leaves less room for the urine.
  • Kidney infections or stones are also common. Does she strain to pee, pee a lot, or is there blood in her urine? It could be her kidneys.
  • A bacterial infection (aka cystitis) might also be the culprit. It’s more common in older cats.
  • Diabetes is another possible cause, one that can be deadly to your cat if left untreated. If your cat is unusually thirsty and runs to the litter box but can't make it there on time, this might be the problem.
  • Middle-aged and older cats, and large breeds may become incontinent. If your cat is overweight, this can also be a cause.
  • Pain: If your cat is ill or in pain for some other reason (declawing, for example,) this may impede his ability to use the litter box.

Your best plan is to get to the vet. Proper diagnosis and medication can help your cat and solve the problem.

Check the Litter Box!
Check the Litter Box!

Check the Litter Box!

  • If the litter is dirty, or if there is too much or too little of it, your cat may start looking for other places to go. It should be cleaned every day. A cat's sense of smell is much stronger than ours. They won't want to use a dirty or smelly box and go elsewhere to do their business. Most cats prefer unscented litter.
  • Make sure the cat has easy access to the box: If the box is in an area that's difficult to get to or feels cramped, if the box is too small, or if there are too few litter boxes, moving the box, getting an additional one, or getting a bigger one might be the solution. Older cats may not be able to make it to the litter box on time anymore, and may need easier access. Your cat may have outgrown his litter box and wants a new one. Give it to him!
  • Cats like privacy, so if yours is placed in a busy area, consider moving it to a different part of your home.
  • Don’t put the box near the cat's food, in a cold or damp area, in a closed-in closet, or near an appliance that may spook the cat (vacuum cleaner, washing machine, etc.).
  • Have you recently changed anything about the litter box: type or amount of litter, liner, cleansers used? This may be the cause.

Emotional and Behavioral Reasons for Inappropriate Urination

If your cat is in good health but is still peeing in the house, then it might be a behavioral problem. A nervous or stressed cat will react by inappropriate peeing. When this happens, it's much more confusing and frustrating. You can't blame her actions on an infection or disease. It will take more time and ingenuity to ease her anxiety. You have to find out what is upsetting your cat.

Changes in your home can be the stresser. Moving to a new house or the addition of a new family member or animal (especially another cat) can cause anxiety. Try looking at this from your cat's perspective: If he feels threatened by something, he will act out.

Territorial disputes can cause issues. If the cat feels unwelcome in her home or yard, if some other cat is laying claim to her territory (including the litter box), if she feels unwelcome in the box for any reason, she may be forced to find other places to go to the bathroom. If you have more than one cat, try getting an additional box.

What Should I Do if My Cat Pees in the House?

The first thing to do is find out why it happened (see above). The urine is your cat's way of communicating that something is wrong.

Never yell or use physical force if your cat pees in the house. This won't solve anything, it will only make your cat more stressed. You don't want your cat to be afraid of you. Use soft, soothing tones when speaking to your cat.

When he does use the litter box, offer positive reinforcement. Praise him, pet him, and let him know how happy you are he used his box. This is very important and works well. Praising your cat when he acts correctly will give you better results than yelling or scolding him. Try to remain calm and do what is best for your cat.

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      Britney 2 weeks ago

      We have 2 male cats from the same litter. They are about 7 years old. One or both (don't really know) will pee on clothes or bags when left on the floor in the basement. To solve this problem we tried to keep floors cleaned from everything. Last night one decided to pee on my husbands work clothes which is kept upstairs. This is new and has left us at our wits end. He is ready to kick them out, but I want to find a solution. We have had no changes in the house. There is two littler boxes. We keep up with the cleaning daily. I don't want to find pee in my laundry basket next (which hasn't happened yet). I think it's only one of them, but don't know which as they are identical except for a few small markings. How to prove which one as well as how to stop them... someone have any advice???

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      Hannah 2 weeks ago

      PLEASE HELP ME

      I have a 2 year old neutered female cat. She will not stop spraying all over the house... she started about September 2016

      She stopped using her litter box a couple months after we got her, as she prefers going outside (thats fine). The litter box is still there though (clean)

      I have taken her to the vet when it started and we found out she is prone to cystitis.. so I have gotten her special urinary food. Still she continues to spray...

      I got special cat cleaner.. so she didn't think the bleach I was cleaning her pee with was another cat.. I got the calming diffuser spray, she actually seems to not like it... I've gotten lavender and mint plants.. I've tried being extra nice to her (I am very affectionate to her regardless )... I've tried spraying her with water.. I have gotten her so many beds and boxes for her to feel safe and she'll use them twice. I can now recognise the look on her face before she's about to do it. Sometimes she gets up high (backs of couches, counter tops where she's not allowed) so we can see her pee. I'm on here now because she JUST pee'd on the armchair I was sitting on.. narrowly missing me.

      She is smart.. and very sassy. I'm starting to think it's a behaviour thing.. when she doesn't like something ie. her food, lack of attention, not getting what she wants.

      What am I suppose to do? I love this cat but she's on the verge of being outdoor only. Which I don't want.

      please help me

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      Cora 3 weeks ago

      My cat normally wees outside. She has recently started to wee on the bathroom rugs. I am not sure why. She continues to go outside for nbr 2. I have to keep the bathroom door closed now and she will go outside if I do. I have had her for 4 years and she had 2 litters. 11 Kittens. :) She is active and looks normal. Should I take her to the vet? Help!

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      Shirley 4 weeks ago

      Hii!

      I have a 14 year old male cat and he pees in the house randomly. Sometimes he does it every night, sometimes he doesn't do it in a while and one random night decides to pee on a bag or the carpet. He is diabetic, but that doesn't seem to be the cause of his pee behaviour. As I allready said, it isn't a regular thing. Sometimes is because he thinks his litter box is too dirty, but allot of the times that isn't the case... so I really don't get why he does it... It get's really frustrating and I can sense he knows he did something wrong.. because sometimes he runs away when I notice it.

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      KV1 6 weeks ago

      I have 3 cats one is 9yrs old one is 3 yrs old and the 3rd is about 1 year. They are all healthy and all fixed but for some reason one of them as starting using the bathroom in my living room. We have not moved I did get a self cleaning litter box about about 5 months ago but this just started about a month ago. I've tried cleaning with vinegar baking soda peroxide odor remover and put down foil citrus peels and even put food there and they peed on it. I don't know what else to do they all get along great and are spoiled so I have no clue what else can I do?

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      catspyjamas 6 weeks ago

      Hi Rosa. A male will spray if he is not neutered. He can't control it. I would suggest you get him neutered. Also the vet can give him a check up in case he has a UTI.

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      Rosa 7 weeks ago

      Hi!

      I have a year and half year old cat and recently he's been peeing in the weirdest areas. After reading your article, I've concluded that he is most likely spraying because he's not neutered. However, is there any way to solve this and prevent him from peeing anywhere else?

      Thank you.

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      Anonymous 7 weeks ago

      Please help. My girlfriends cat doesn't like me. I know this sounds strange but he looks at me funny and two weeks ago he managed to break into my laptop case and snapped out a great big turd - I didn't realise this until I set my laptop up for a presentation to my Board of Directors. I am now unemployed and he is attacking me as I am at home more often - what do I do?

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      ARGV 2 months ago

      First, to catspyjamas: if you respond, please say my username in the comment, as i can't tell to whom most of your comments are directed. thank you!

      my female cat is about eight years old. she has been peeing outside of her litter box for around four years, off and on, to varying degrees. she has been to multiple vets about this over those years, and no sickness has ever been found. she did have one UTI, but it was last year, when this had already been happening for years and she had been tested for UTIs with negative results until then. after an antibiotic, she tested as healthy again.

      we have moved twice during the time she's been doing this, but beyond that being a factor, i still need it to /stop./ it has gotten worse than ever lately. we no longer have carpet (she was the reason we made sure to move into a place with hard floors), which used to be her main target. but now she has taken to peeing on blankets, furniture, the wood floors, my shoes, and one night a few weeks ago she even peed on the bed while we were asleep in it.

      our new vet asked if she was spayed, which she is; they asked because she was listed as female rather than spayed by our old vet. they said if she weren't spayed, we could tell by things like backing up into things while shaking her tail. well, she does do that, so we asked the vet to make sure she is spayed. they spayed her belly and found the scar to confirm it. plus, she's from a shelter that listed her as spayed when i got her, and the vet confirmed it would be unheard of for a shelter to release a cat to a home without spaying her, especially if they said they had. the vet suggested that maybe they only took out one ovary, which would leave behind some of the hormones. i googled spayed cats peeing and found that they are prone to spraying, so we thought maybe that's what's happening - hormonal peeing. but since it has gotten really bad recently, we have caught her in the act and right after several times, and she is /not/ spraying. she is full-on peeing. she actively stakes out places, positions herself comfortably the same way she does in the litter box, and pees a huge puddle.

      yes, the way she positions herself in the litter box - because she does still use it. she doesn't poop outside of it, and she sometimes pees in it as well. it's in an accessible location, it's way easier for her to get into than a lot of the furniture she jumps onto to pee when she's rejecting it, and i haven't changed litter brands since she was probably two years old. the litter is unscented.

      we do have two cats, and for a long time we had two boxes, but she started all this while we had two boxes. at the beginning of this year we got a LitterRobot, and once the cats took to it, we got rid of the other boxes, because it cleans itself seven minutes after use, every single time. so she always has clean litter.

      she always has access to clean water, and also gets hydration through wet food. she loves our other cat and gets along well enough with our dog. vets have always concluded she must simply be stressed, but i don't see what she has to be so stressed about. it's never been right after a move that she starts up with it, either. it's always when we've been settled in a place for at least several months. we've been in this apartment for eight months, and it's only gotten really bad in the last month or two.

      she honestly seems to just enjoy doing it, even though she also clearly knows it's wrong based on how she reacts to being caught. today she peed on the couch, then curled up next to the pee and went peacefully to sleep.

      there is a neighborhood kitten/young cat that has suddenly appeared and started hanging around our building, which i imagine could be triggering her territorial reflex more than usual and causing the recent onslaught of constant peeing, but that cat has never been inside, i don't touch it when i see it, and again, she isn't spraying - she is fully peeing.

      we deep clean the living hell out of things when she pees on them. vinegar, baking soda, charcoal powder, tea tree oil, and stain/odor spray, ALL of those methods every time, plus putting things through the laundry or hand washing them. we've actually had to get rid of some things, like our bathmat, that were aging way faster than they should be due to the excessive cleaning.

      i would love to hear any thoughts on what might be causing this, but more importantly, what we might do about it. hopefully not just the stock advice of "get a second litter box" or "go to the vet" - we have spent so much money on vet appointments to get the same response - she is physically fine - and she was doing this when we had multiple litter boxes.

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      SUSAN 2 months ago

      MY 17 YR OLD SIEMESE MALE CAT HAS STARRTED PEEING IN THE HOUSE, HE DOESN;T DO IT WHEN WE GO TO ARIZONA FOR WINTER USES HIS BOX ALL THE TIME, HE STARTED DOING IT DOWNSTAIRS HERE AT THE HOUSE HE DOES GO POOP IN BOX AND ONCE IN AWHILE PEE I HAVE PUT DIFFERENT BOXES AROUND THE HOUSE HE USES IT SOME TIMES, THIS JUST STARTED A WHILE AGO IF IT WAS STRESS HE WOULD HAVE DONE IT WHEN MY HUSBAND DIED HE DIDNOT DO IT THEN AND HE WAS HIS CAT HELP

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      Izzy 2 months ago

      my 2 year old cat keeps peeing all over. He will meow first then start to pee very little. Every now and then his pee is bloody. Now he just pees all over expecially blankets. Why is this happening, what could I do?

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      luna 2 months ago

      my cat every month is rolling on floor and meawing all night and day and sudenly she peed on my shirt and she never done that before please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Alisha 3 months ago

      I don't even understand what to do anymore. My cat is perfectly toilet trained BUT she has suddenly started peeing and pooping on sofas, on beds, on the floor..anywhere and everywhere. The vet says she is perfectly healthy, there isn't any stress or medical health issue. I clean her litter tray...and if she isn't allowed into the bedrooms she starts meowing piteously BUT once she gets there she will pee on a bed most definitely. I don't live alone so this ALWAYS means she is shouted at and threatened and I can't do anything. I have mental health problems and am almost starting to worry about everything more and more...please advise...

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      Niquita 3 months ago

      My female uses the 3 trays that we have throughout the house during the day but every morning without fail there will be either a pee or poo or both in our hall next to the front door.

      I got an extra tray , I put foil down and moved food and water to the hall , she still does. She has been to the vets. They recommend a plug-in thing for stress, this hasn't changed a thing! She sits on the foil. She'll use either 3 of the trays during the day. She pees where her food and water is.

      I am running out of ideas.

      Please help

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      Michelle 3 months ago

      My 11 year old female cat has suddenly started peeing next to my desk in the same place over and over and over again. We took her to the vet and all her labs looked good. We did a precautionary shot of antibiotics to make sure there wasn't an uti but she is still peeing. Nothing in the last 4 weeks has changed in the house which is when she started this. She has IBS and is on prednisone for it and seems to be doing ok in that area. I don't know what to do. I keep cleaning the soiled area and the next day she pees there again. I'm worried that she's going to start peeing in other areas. Any suggestions on what to do?

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      catspyjamas 3 months ago

      You need to take her to the vet as soon as possible. It sounds like a urinary infection which is very painful for her.

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      catspyjamas 3 months ago

      Your male cat has two possible issues: being unneutered, (which will cause him to spray) and acting out because he misses you. I would have both cats fixed, and give extra attention to the male so he is not lonely. If it continues the vet can give your solutions such as medication to calm him. One non medical thing you can do is use a feliway diffuser. It omits a scent that is calming to cats.

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      catspyjamas 3 months ago

      Has he been neutered? A cat who is going through puberty will often spray or pee on things to mark it as his territory.

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      catspyjamas 3 months ago

      I would limit their interactions until they learn to accept each other. Designate a safe place for each cat like a bedroom or closet that the other cat is not allowed.

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      Karine 3 months ago

      I have a 1 year old male cat who still has not been fixed and is an indoor cat. We are trying to find a good and professional vet where we live. I had to travel for roughly a year but have left my cat with my husband. Ever since I travelled my cat started to pee everywhere, rug, floor, leather sofa, normal sofa. He even uses his litter box too. We are not sure what to do because I am away until December 2018. My husband tries to play with our cat more than usual, his attitude is still the same friendly and playful cat but is peeing everywhere. He is not in any pain when he urinates. So not sure how to help him. There is no way we can let our cat outside because we live in Africa and it's definitely a no no. Even the locals have told us to not let them out. It's safer and friendlier for cats to stay indoor. We do have another female cat who is his mother and hasn't been fixed either. We adopted her and recently found out she's 5 years old. but she is not having any problem like her son.

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      Monique Thurston 3 months ago

      I have a 5 year old male cat Jagger (fixed up). About a year ago I found a cat (milo) that was living in a car park for about 6 months (according to the motel owner) I took him home naturally. They are both free to go outside at any time. Jagger has started peeing in the house. In different locations. Milo has done it as well. They don't seem to get on and have spats every now and then. The problem is getting worse. I presume Jagger is mot happy about milo being here (jealous maybe). They both get a lot of attention. What do I do? I can keep one outside and one inside and swap daily but this doesn't seem to be helpful. Any advice! I don't want to get rid of Milo as I feel blessed to have found him and so happy to have him here. Help help help

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      Kaymay62 3 months ago

      We have a 10 year old female cat that likes to pee on shoes, beds and chairs. She has been doing this since she was a kitten. But now is getting worse and poops on the furniture now. As for many years she strains to pee and cries. There is always blood in her urine.

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      catspyjamas 4 months ago

      Is he neutered? Male cats will often scent mark after they reach maturity. If he has been fixed, it sounds behavioural. Give him extra attention and petting so he feels secure. If it continues, I would definitely take him to the vet to look for anything they may have missed.

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      Fred 4 months ago

      My cat (under 1, will be 1 in April) regularly pees in the house either on the bed, or on a bean bag - this isn't all the time though, he knows where both his litter trays are and will use these as well. He has always drunk alot and peed alot but last night when we were all asleep, without mewing (usual way of telling us his will be going soon!) or walking around or asking to leave the bedroom he peed on the bed! It wasn't spray as the puddle was too big! He hasn't weed on the bed in around 4 months and we haven't changed decorated, moved, changed where his trays are, changed any of his routine and all his trays were clean! We don't know what to do as there doesn't seem to be anything that can explain why he randomly does this! He also received a clean bill of health when we have taken him to the vet. Help!?

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      catspyjamas 4 months ago

      She is probably anxious from the remodel. Cats hate change. Give her extra attention and petting so she feels safe. If the behaviour continues, take her to the vet for a check-up.

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      Lilly 4 months ago

      I have a 12 year old calico cat and she has started not using her cat box. We are doing some remodeling in our basement but I have made everything easy for her. What is going on with her?

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I would speak to the vet

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I would take her to the vet for a check-up

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      Take her to the vet for a check-up.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      He probably doesn't like the new box. Cats hate change. Give him time to adjust.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I know this problem all too well. Try to give your cat extra attention he doesn't feel ignored. Slowly get him used to the baby by supervised time together.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I would also take them to the vet for a check-up.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      He is grieving and feeling stressed. Give him extra attention so he feels secure. I would also limit his exposure to your sons room.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      Please take your cat to the vet.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I am sorry for your loss. Your cat feels anxious because of the other cat being gone. Give her extra attention and love.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      I agree. I always use unscented litter. Some cats hate the perfumey litter

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      She could be stressed from the kittens. Give her a quiet space away from them to see if it helps. Also give her extra attention.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      Sorry for the late reply. I would take him to the vet for a check-up, he could have a urinary infection.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      Does this happen after certain times? He could be stressed or anxious about something.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      She could have a uti or other medical condition. Take her to the vet.

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      catspyjamas 5 months ago

      Take her to the vet for a check-up.

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      Katie 5 months ago

      Hi, thismy cat has recently been peeing and pooping around the second foor of my house. She is just over 1 years old and we moved house around 6 months ago. I have been werened by my parents that if she doesn't stop she willl have to be re-homed. I was wondering if moving house would be the reason although it was six months ago and the incidents have only started recently, I don't know what to do??

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      Kani 6 months ago

      Hi, this article was quite informative but didn't solve anything for me. My cat is 5 years old and she's recently been peeing and pooping on the white living room rug every morning, my parents have warned that we would send her away if she kept not using her litter box. So I've been secretly cleaning the messes every morning.. I don't want my cat sent away and I can't tell my parents! What do I do? She doesn't seem stressed, there's no signs of pain, her feces/urine look normal, it's almost as if she waits until I see her in the morning and then takes a dump on the rug proudly, like she simply wants to poop on the rug all the time. Help, I can't keep cleaning it every morning forever..

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      SG 6 months ago

      I have a yr old cat, well we just moved into our new home 3 weeks ago, and first off he started off not covering his litter, then we would find poop on the floor, then he started peeing? And crying out at night real loud, and not being very nice anymore, started growling, and biting which he has never ever done before?

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      Jesse 6 months ago

      My cat is just over a year and has been very well trained up until today. She stopped using her litter box a long time ago and prefers to stand at the back door and meow when she needs to be let out for the toilet. There are also other ways of her getting out, so she is never trapped inside. Suddenly today when I was with her she got into my rucksack and peed in it, I put her outside and then later this afternoon she did the same to my sister. Could anyone help with giving me some possibilities of what is is wrong with her?

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      Kayrey04 7 months ago

      I have a 7 year old female cat she has randomly been peeing on clothing items and I have tried everything I could think of and she is spoiled with love. I just don't know what to do

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      Dannygirrl 7 months ago

      hello,

      We have a six year old cat who just last summer has begun to pee on the bathroom rugs if the door is left open. Otherwise she will use her litterbox. We have two dogs one male that she gets along with and one female that she doesn't get along with. We have had the cat for six years and the female dog for four. So I could understand the argument of change bringing on anxiety if the dog was new. But this new behavior does not seem to make sense because she also uses her box. The cat is spoiled with love and affection, and we clean her box regularly. Just today we have moved her box to a different location away from the dogs. If this does not stop the behavior what else could be going on?

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      Alyssa 8 months ago

      I have a 12 year old male siamese and he tends to pee on the floor randomly. He'll pee in the litter box sometimes as well but every now and then he chooses the floor! He's perfectly healthy, doesn't seem stressed out at all and I clean his two litter boxes daily. So wondering what I can do to stop this behavior?

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      Norma 8 months ago

      I have an old cat that we took in several years ago. We took him to the vet right off and it seems he had been shot in the neck and had a stroke from that. Also he had been very abused. He was a mess. But he is very gentle to us and always has been. The thing is, these past few weeks he has started wetting in the corner. It is always the same corner. He poos in the litter box, of which we keep clean, changing every day or so.

      My question is, can someone help with why he is doing this and how to stop it? I am desparate.

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      Emma 8 months ago

      I have a 15 almost 16 year old cat who pees in the stove of all places! We thought that this might because of the new kitten lily, but after she was spayed and had a. New sent it still didn't stop and now we have another new kitten wheels"long story" , and it is still happening along with pooping on the carpet! I know it is not because kitkat is old because she jumps up and down from the fridge all the time! Can anyone help??!!

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      Emma 9 months ago

      I have just adopted a 4/5 year old neutered female around 14 days ago. Recently she has started urinating around the house and it is stained with blood. My younger female cat that I have had for 6 months is not acting out. Since day 1 both have used their boxes but my new cat has just started to urinate everywhere. Can someone please help me?

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      Frank Bowers 9 months ago

      My cat passed away yesterday. His sister started peeing in our bed last night. She did it twice. Is there any connection?

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      Terri juliano 9 months ago

      My cat is 12 years old, he has real good about his litter box but for the past 2 weeks now I have notice him peeing on my sons bed. Just once in awhile he will use his litter box. I have one in my bathroom which has been there all the time and I even puy one in my sons bathroom. Its been 2 weeks since his brother died, so maybe thats the reason not sure. He even cries alot at nite. Which I know will stop, but not surr about his peeing. Hope someone can help me out....

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      MetalTiger 10 months ago

      Ensure your kitty litter DOES NOT SMELL THE SAME as your laundry detergent or your fabric softener. If it does, expect your cat to pee on everything that has been washed and dried.

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      Tash 11 months ago

      HI there! I read your article and I thought I should post about my family issues with our cats. We have three cats (old male, young male and young female, they have all been neutered) the older male doesn't pee around the house but the two younger do. The two boys are quite territorial so I pretty much assumed it was a behaviour issue, as they do bully each other (but they have gotten a lot better over time). They have been exhibiting this behaviour for a few years. We have been trying everything to get them to stop, from litter boxes so spray's to calming techniques. This stops them for a month or two but then they continue the old behaviour not long after. The problem now is the house does just smell and it's not a nice environment which is probably making the cats worse. All three of them are attention seekers, but because only one person lives in the house they don't get that required attention (to be honest, there are probably too many cats in that house to begin with). I have tried being kind to them by giving them my lap to sit on and all that but it's hard when your allergic to them

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      Googledcatpee 11 months ago

      I adopted my cat 8 years ago when he was 3. He was abused and rehomed many times becuase of his peeing problem. We fought real hard and threw away many furnitures before he calmed down. He went from peeing multiple times a day to peeing once a year. But 3 months ago we welcomed our baby and my cat is extremely jelous. He has since peed on my bed twice. I try giving him extra attention but I know he will not quit until he accepts baby. And I am not sure how to do that. I have put them side by side and kitty smells the baby. However kitty is still scared and he won't stay near baby more than couple of minutes. What can I do to get kitty to love baby?

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      Kristee 13 months ago

      I have a 12 year old male cat has never peed outside the litter box until the last couple days I got him a new litter box last week and threw the old away poops in the new boxbut not peeing? Any suggestions welcome.

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      Doris 13 months ago

      Hi, I have a cat about two years old . She's a outdoor cat since got flea then we kept her to be indoor only . We provide two litter box in the room for her and she use it . And I clean both litter box every day. But I found sometimes even litter box is clean she still pee everwhere in her room . She's very healthy cat , just need to know why she doing this all the time ? We really want her to be a indoor cat , but maybe we are wrong ?

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      Chloe 13 months ago

      My kitten is 10 months old and from day one she keeps peeing everywhere in the house. She does it infront of my partner and I and doesn't try to hide it. We have 2 litter trays as we have another kitten both get changed regularly and we have not been changing the type of litter. We have tried various things to stop her doing this and nothing is working. She seems to pick and choose when she wants to use her tray Any tips?

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      EdTudela 16 months ago

      My cat is 17 years old. Until recently, he had never peed outside of the litter box except for a short period of time before he got castrated 16 years ago. Recently he had gingivitis and we took him to the vet, who injected him antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory that reduced his pain and made the cat become a lot more lively than he was when he was in pain. But immediately after this, he has started peeing everywhere except for his litter box: on my bed, on my bag, on my books, even on the floor, and his litter box is as clean as always. The pee HAS to be related to his toothache because both things have happened almost at the same time, but as his gingivitis has improved his peeing misconduct has worsened. Any clue?

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      catspyjamas 20 months ago

      He may feel anxious about using the litter box. It is painful for a cat to have a bladder infection. I would first disinfect the blanket and also give him extra attention so he feels safe. If it continues, I would call the vet.

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      Anonymous 20 months ago

      I have a 1 1/2 year old cat whom I just took to the vet 2 weeks ago and was diagnosed with a bladder infection, which was treated with a 14 day antibiotic. Hes been done with the medicine for 3 days and I've caught him peeing on a blanket that was on the couch. Im at a loss as to why. We havent changed anything within the house , help?!

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      I don't think you are the problem. The cat is acting out for attention or it may be stressed. The owner needs to keep the cat in her room and give it more attention.

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      Roz 23 months ago

      My partner and I got home early afternoon today after a lovely few days away. I gave all the cats a treat and what did I get shortly after that a cat peeing on the corner of my Duvet. We spoke to owner only to be told that she has been out all weekend with the other cats and has done nothing. So now I am thinking why is this cat doing this to me what have I done for her to be doing this. Just as I was snuggling down to go to sleep the cat peed all over the windowsill so after cleaning it up I am now wide awake and on edge, owner is now asleep in her room and I am left with a cat who could be peeing anywhere. As I was typing this up the cat climbed onto a shelf and pushed awhole load of stuff off shelf including something I bought this weekend luckily enough nothing got broken. I got cat out the room but as I was doing this my partner said what wrong he has now put cat into the bedroom with her owner. Owner came out a few minutes later we told her the cat is causing chaos and what it's been doing. She said the cat has done nothing all weekend whilst we have been away and that she can't have it in her room because of the fan. We responded she can't stay out here either.

      Don't know what I have done to this cat for her to be like this with me!!! Am thinking that maybe cats don't like me but my two cats are fine with me they like to get upto mischief but certainly not on the scale of the other one.

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      Something is causing her inappropriate urination other than not being spayed. This sort of thing doesn't usually happen until a cat goes into her first heat cycle. She may feel like she needs extra attention or she may be stressed from something in her environment. Giving her extra petting and playtime will make her more calm and hopefully stop her peeing.

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      Roz 23 months ago

      The cat has been shut in roommate room all day and then was let out came running into lounge and jumped on sofa and peed. So having to do another wash!!!! Spoke to vet today and was told that whether she gets spayed or not this is not gonna make a difference with the inappropriate urination for some reason she has got into this habit she is what is called a dirty cat!! It has been suggested she is let out in garden but this can't be done/suggested till she is spayed as I don't want it getting pregnant on top of this problem. So looks like we are stuck with it till; A. Move out, B. Gives cat up which I can't see happening

      Thanks for your advice

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      Usually 4-6 months is the average. I guess it depends on the vet. My cats were spayed at 6 months. I would tell your roommate that she has to keep the cat in her room until she has been spayed. That way the rest of your house will be clean.

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      Roz 23 months ago

      She took cat to vets and all that was said was that she has a naughty cat!!!! She can't be neutered just yet as she is too young. She is 2 to 3 weeks short of being 6 months old? What age can a cat be neutered, I saw on Internet either 4 months or 6 to 8 months.

      This morning before I went off to work her cat peed again in my room!!!

      At wits end!!!

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      Your roommate needs to take better care of her cat. I would strongly suggest that she takes the cat to the vet for a check-up. I doubt the problem will stop until a vet is seen.

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      Roz 23 months ago

      So latest cat peed on my bed again last night and I have had to wipe up what remarkable looks and smells of wee from kitchen floor. We had conversation with owner last night after the peeing on bed and told them that from now on cat is to be in there room until she has taken her to vets and arranged to get her spade and also to get advise on anxiety. Cat was shut out room when they went to bed and left to roam flat when off to work. I have now moved cat's litter tray and given fresh food and water and shut cat in owners room.

      Really at wit's end if it was my cat I would be taking to vets getting advice doing all I can to have a happy well balanced cat!!!!

      What can I do cat isn't mine, don't really want to suggest rehoming at this stage as think things can be done if taken to vets for advice???

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      It sounds like he wants more attention and is acting out as a result. Cats really hate any change in their schedule. If you are going away for a day or two, I would ask someone you trust to look in on him and give him playtime and affection. Try to keep things on a regular schedule and see if his behaviour improves. If not, he may need to see the vet.

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      catspyjamas 23 months ago

      I would ask your roommate to keep the kitteniin her room if she doesn't intend on getting any help for the cat. It could be a UTI or she may not be properly housebroken yet. If she feels any anxiety around the other cats, she could be peeing because of stress. I second your idea of seeing the vet but that is really up to the owner.

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      Janine 23 months ago

      Hi I have a 1year old male cat. Recently he has been peeing and sometimes pooing around this house. This seems to happen when we are not at home for either a night or when his routine is changed. He is also becoming more vocal and meowing more for attention from us.

      I have bought him some new toys to try and keep him entertained which I play with in the morning before work and when we get home.

      Nothing has changed in our house and this behaviour has seemed to only come on in the last weeks.

      He still uses his littler boxes however, it seems when we are away he misbehaves.

      What can we do to help him? Any ideas??

      Thank you

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      Roz 24 months ago

      We have 3 female cats in house 2 are older cats (3 and 2) the other cat is about 13 or 14 weeks give or take a week or two. The younger cat is peeing outside the litter tray either in the lounge, my bed, kitchen or toilet. I am getting really frustrated with this now. We have 3 litter trays in the house and have even moved one into the hall way so the kitten knows where her litter tray is. We have spoken to the person who owns the kitten and they have said it she can't do anything about it. I have tried speaking to vet but as cat isn't mine they won't advise and suggested that the kitten comes to vets with owner to discuss what can be done. We suggested to her owner and all we got was you didn't take her to vets without my permission. Our response no just that you need to take her to vets to discuss options, this was 2 weeks ago. Kitten is still peeing in house we told owner again and she said it must be smells in the rooms she is peeing in. If this is so how come the 2 older cats aren't peeing. In those areas too. Any suggestions please???

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      catspyjamas 2 years ago

      I would have her checked at the vet for a UTI. If she hasn't been spayed, that can cause her to pee in the house. If she gets a good checkup, she could be stressed and is acting out. The best way to fix that is to eliminate what is giving her anxiety and to make her feel safe.

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      Amy 2 years ago

      I have a kitten she is 1 year old and shes started to pee in places around the house such as the bath on cloths on the carpets and on the floor. She is a very mischief cat shes always miss behaving , scratching everyone and not even letting anyone pet her.

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      stellablue 2 years ago

      Thanks

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      catspyjamas 2 years ago

      I would keep him in a quiet room away from the construction crew. Give him extra attention so he feels secure. When he does use the litterbix properly, praise him.

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      catspyjamas 2 years ago

      Sorry for the late reply. If the vet checked your cat for a UTI or diabetes and he came up negative, the problem must be behavioural. It is possible he smells the area where he peed before. If another animal had peed there, if would be a temptation for him to pee there. Clean the area well with baking soda and vinegar. I would limit him to one area of your home until the problem is under control. Give him extra attention and pet him.Think of any changes in his life that could cause him to act out this way.

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      stellablue 2 years ago

      We just moved to a new home and the cat's did just fine for about a week. Then the bathroom construction started, we have workers in the house almost every week day. The male cat started peeing just outside the box and today he got scared when we came home and peed on the dinning room floor while we were standing there. I now it is stress related but how do I get him to stop.

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      My at is almost 8, we only have one cat. We have never had a problem with him peein in the house before only happened once. Then 5 months later he did it agian in my brothers room we put him down stairs for 3 days then gave him another chance but the first thing he did was head straight to my brothers room then peed there in the same spot. We just found out he has fleas because we have been keeping him outside and bringing him in the downstairs at night we are going to fix the problem but it was not the fleas because we took him to the vet first thing we it started happening and they saw nothing we ar on the verg of giving him away I don't want this to happen please help!

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @meamara: It sounds like he may have a UTI. The vet should give him a check-up,if he is healthy, it must be stress that is causing him to act out. If it is stress, try to think of any changes or things that could be causing him anxiety. Speak to him in a calm tone of voice and give him extra attention.

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      meamara 3 years ago

      My cat is 7 months old and wev had him since a baby. He used his litter tray fine, and we also witnessed him happily using the garden (which was our ultimate aim anyway. But even with the clean litter box inside....which u wud see him use - next minute he would be peeing on anything on the floor....in washing baskets, the wood basket...even on a spare bed!!! We changed the kitty litter box and witnessed him using it so we kept it clean and all was fine for a few days.....but he is back to his old tricks. He mostly goes outside and he has plenty of opportunities to be outside.....but tonight he brazingly came inside to pee right beside us in the corner???!! Hes sneaking under beds to pee and he never seems to go to the same place twice. He is nuetered - and treated like a wee king in our house!!! Hes never worried about our dog (who wev had longer than him....hence why we got him as a kitten so he would be used to him) and he loves our toddler...who is very nice to him also. The vet is the next step but hes been checked before and was fine? I love this little guy, hes the best cat we could ever ask for.....apart from this peeing issue!!!!!!

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @lizzy-eyles: It could be that he is feeling stressed about something, or he could have a UTI. I would take him to the vet for a check-up. If he gets a clean bill of health, he may be suffering from anxiety. Think of any changes to his life that could be causing him stress. Give him extra attention and playtime so he feels secure.

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      lizzy-eyles 3 years ago

      my tom cat has stared wetting my shaggy rug,no where else oly the rug any suggestions please .

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @acmul356: It sounds like she is feeling anxious about something. I would close the door to your roommates room, and see if she has any problems anywhere else. She may feel territorial around you, and sees him as a threat. Since she is healthy, there is not much the vet can do with the exception of anxiety meds. I would continue to give her extra attention and playtime so she feels secure. If it is possible, see if your roommate is willing to interact with her so she feels more comfortable. If there isn't a change, she may need medication.

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      acmul356 3 years ago

      I have a one year old female I've had since the day she was able to be away from her mother. I have never had any issues with her urinating outside of her litter box. I did recently move but we have been here for almost 3 months now and the only issue I've had with her was her peeing in my roommates Benjamin Ficus tree. I had her spayed the beginning of April and recently she's started peeing in my male roommates room on his bed, blankets, and clothes. My work schedule hasn't changed at all and every morning when I get home I spend quality time playing with her before I go to bed. I don't know what to do to stop her. Please any ideas?? I absolutely refuse to get rid of her. And she is completely healthy. She's my baby.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @shalicat: I would take the first cat to the vet for a check-up. Other than feeling territorial towards the younger cat, she could have a medical condition that is causing her to pee on things. Eliminating that cause will help you to help her. If she gets the all clear, it is most likely from anxiety. She feels stressed so she acts out.

      If possible, give the cats separate areas to hang out. The younger cat may require a closet or room where she can go to feel safe. If the feliway has no effect on the older cat's behaviour, she may require anxiety meds but I suggest that as a last resort. Give her extra attention and playtime. Make sure she feels secure and loved.

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      shalicat 3 years ago

      I have a 1 1/2 yr old spayed female. We've had her about 14 months. Sweet as she can be but she pees on sofa and bathroom rug (diff ones) periodically. Never know when it's going to strike. ha About 2 months ago we took in a stray that adopted our garage. Very sweet and knows she's not Queen of the house. Doesn't cause any trouble. The first cat is not happy with her at all. She tolerates her but sometimes shows aggression towards the new cat. Plus, she's peeing on sofa again. I have purchased a cat condo (which the new cat loves and feels safe up high),catnip toys, catnip on the condo climb, feliway difusers(3) for a large den and dining area. We introduced the cats to one another by instructions I followed to the tee.

      I'm at my wits end and that doesn't happen too often with me and cats. Any help at all is appreciated.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @mina-ravndal: It sounds to me that she is having anxiety problems. Think of anything that could be stressing her out: another animal, new family member, a change in her environment or routine, etc. Give her extra attention so she feels safe and secure. Use a calm tone of voice when talking to her. I would limit her to one area of your home until the problem is fixed. Feliway is good, but if there is no change in her behaviour soon, she may require anxiety meds. Before you take that step, try keeping her calm and see if it can be cured without medication.

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      mina-ravndal 3 years ago

      Hello. I have a big problem. Lately, one if my cats has started to pee inside. She pees in beds, couches and on the floor. We have a litter box, and she uses it sometimes. She Had a full checkup at the vet's last week, and they Found nothing wrong. We bought feliway, but I don't know how long it is going to take before it might have any effect. She peed in my mothers bed as recent as today, and now it has gotten so bad that my mother is going to give her away if it happens again... Desperate for help!

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @alana-winstead: I would take him to the vet for a full check-up. It does sound like he has anxiety issues. It would be best to provide a safe place where he can go away from the children, if he feels stressed. Give him extra attention and petting so he feels secure. You could also try a feliway infuser that is used to calm cats during transitional periods.

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      alana-winstead 3 years ago

      My cat pee's out of litter box on Sundays when we are home. We got our rescue cat 1 month ago and ever since we got him he pees in the house, but also in the litter box. When we are not home it seems as though he doesn't pee. He may not like my kids because it seems to happen more on Sundays when we are all home for the majority of the day . I got him a collar that is. Supposed to help with anxiety and got all the sprays to make him not pe in certain areas etc. I need help. I can't live in a house covered in cat pee. We resorted to shutting all out bedroom doors so he can't pee on our beds etc. please help !

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      racket75 3 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thank you I have taken the hood off, vaxed the areas,and bought some neutralising spray. Vets tomorrow.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @racket75: Due to her age, I would take her to the vet for a check-up. Older cats are prone to diabetes which can cause her to lose her bladder control. The extra urine tells me that she is drinking more which is a sign of the disease. She could also have a UTI. In the meantime, clean the bath and your sons room so she can't smell the urine, this will keep her from returning to that area to remark it. I would also consider getting her a litter tray without the hood. Some cats feel closed in and don't like using them.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @julesellery: It is possible the tray is not big enough for her. Try getting her another tray. I get the large ones for my cats and they seem to prefer it. If there is no change, take her to the vet for a check-up.

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      racket75 3 years ago

      Hi, I have a 14 year old tortoise shell cat 1 of 2 sisters I have. She started peeing in the bathroom where both litter trays(hooded) were and in my sons room where she practically lives and feels safe. I have moved one tray into his room but she has continued to pee. Her appetite is good and she is drinking. I have noticed an increase in urine in the litter trays so have been changing it more. She does drool and her eyes water from time to time,Any helpful advice would be appreciated, she is very special to us as she was the runt of the litter and always has been a little odd. But we love her for it!!!

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      julesellery 3 years ago

      Please help, my cat sits in her litter tray but wees over the top and on to the floor, any ideas????

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @sandra-sovick: Sometimes the most simple solution is the answer. Cats are very clean animals and prefer a clean litterbox every day.

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      sandra-sovick 3 years ago

      @anonymous: My cat did the same thing,,found out she wanted her box kept clean everyday,, not every few days,,,

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      Sydalish, squidoo isn't letting me reply to your comment.

      I would get a litterbox for indoors, just in case she needs to use it whilst you are asleep. Most cats will easily adjust to using a litterbox and it is healthier for them. She is probably peeing on the bed due to anxiety. Use a soothing tone and give her extra attention so she feels safe.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @tashwilliams88: The best way to know for sure is to use a black light, if you have access to one it will show the cat pee. The smell could also be the litter box.

      I would clean the area you suspect is where the smell is with vinegar and baking soda. It will remove the smell. She may have been anxious or confused. Many cats will pee by the door if they are used to going outside to relieve themselves. If it continues, she should see the vet for a check-up.

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      tashwilliams88 3 years ago

      i have a kitten that is 3 months old I'm not 100% that she is peeing in the house, but my house smells different, it has only started to smell different recently. Nothing has changed for her in my house, she uses her litter tray. I also have a dog which is no problem to the cat as they are close. I havent found any wet patches except near my front door but im sure thats condensation from the vertical window next to the door ive put my nose to it and it doesnt smell but when we first got her she tried to poo there im really confused.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Neutering will help, as the cats won't feel the need to scent mark. They should get a check-up to determine what the problem is.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have 2 six month old kittens. Since day 1, they have been peeing not only on the carpets, but in my daughter's back pack, in my husband's lunch box, on toy's, in clothing, and so on. I'm ready to bring them to the pound, but I'm very attached. I will have them neutered as a last step, but I need to know that it's going to solve my problem before I spend the money. I'm already dishing out a good amount of money to have a professional try and get the horrible smell out of my house. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: It could be the stress of the new kitten or your sister leaving. He could also be reacting to the smell of the new flooring. I would take him to the vet for a check-up, just to rule out any medical conditions. In the meantime, give him extra attention and praise him when he uses the litterbox.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Hi I have a cat it's about 1 year old and he uses both of his litter boxes all the time but here recently he has been peeing on the new floors ? I'm not sure if its because my sister moved out or if it is because we are nursing a kitten ...

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      don't use pepper because it doesn't work to stop them

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: He could have a urinary infection or be stressed about something. Take him to the vet for a check-up. If he has no medical issues, then he is stressed about something. Give him extra attention and praise him when he uses the litterbox. If there are other animals around, limit his access to them. Try to make him feel secure so he isn't acting out.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have a male kitten that urinates on my moms bed and my sisters bed. I haven't found any stains on my bed. But he does use his litter box. I tried googling the issue to see if it was him spraying but it said male cats usually don't start spraying until at least six months...which is when he should be neutered. This is an issue because we are moving in with friends and I can't have him peeing on their beds. He is only four months old if that helps.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: If your cat hasn't been neutered, he could be scent marking. The best way to fix this is to have him neutered. If he has been fixed, he could have a medical condition. I would take him to the vet for a check-up.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Don't try to force him to go outside. It sounds like that is very stressful for him. He could be suffering from anxiety or have a UTI. I would take him to the vet for a check-up. Medication will help any infection he could have. If its anxiety, give him extra attention and playtime. Praise and pet him when he does use the litterbox. If you see no improvement, he may need medication for the anxiety.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I have a male cat that will use his litter box, plus pee on anything that is in our living room and kitchen. He wont usually do that in my bed room. I'm not sure exactly what is wrong. I've had him since he was a baby. He is 1 years old now. My parents don't want him in the house anymore because of this and I want to figure out what I can do to be able to keep him inside. He's never been outside before.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      My cat was a rescue we had him for about 5 years now. He started to pee down stairs right next to the litter box but now its moved upstairs and on anything left by our door on the floor. We have tried so many methods to detour him but it doesn't do anything and we have eight litter boxes one for each cat. But half of them go in and out of the house. So we thought it was just another one of our newer cats but it doesn't stop when their out. He's not right in the head he flips out if I even take him towards the door. He'll slink low to the ground and meow like something's trying to kill him. I have no clue what to do. He's causing so much damage to the floors both upstairs and down. We can't give him away I love him to much. But my parents have considered putting him down I'm the only reason why he's still living and giving up the other cats is not an option either. Please I need some help.

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for adding your tips. It is true that some cats don't like a litterbox with a hood. They can feel trapped and if they are being bullied by another cat, it can cause more anxiety.

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      ChatteDePlume 3 years ago

      @anonymous: Dear me, that certainly sounds like a trying situation. I second what cat_mama said if you have not yet taken her to the vet for a check-up. Were there any major changes that occurred in her life or yours when this problem started? And have you tried changing not just the litter but also the litter box? I know some cats that encountered or experienced an event that caused them anxiety while they were in the litter box and they associated not just the litter in the box but also the box itself with that event ever after: changing both litter and box type (e.g. covered to uncovered, square to round) solved the problem. Felines can form associations to traits/qualities we never even consider when trying to figure out what they find objectionable about what we offer them. Another thing I would suggest is adding more litter boxes. It need not be forever: but until your cat gets used to going in the box again, providing more than the current number of boxes would be the safer bet. I also have some suggestions on picking boxes here, at my lens: http://www.squidoo.com/demistifying-the-kitty-clos... . I hope some of this helps.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Ive got 6 indoor cats and have had a similar problem for the past 4 years with just one of my cats and now have finally managed to solve it!

      He is a neutered cat and I had him from just a few weeks old. He used his litter box no problem until he was approx a year old. Then he started to urinate on the living room rug.. so I got rid of the rug. Then it would be any shoes or clothing left lying around on the floor. I made sure nothing was ever left on the floor and it took a lot of hot washes to get rid of the smell! Then he started doing it on the sofa and on my bed which was not only disgusting but very time consuming trying to keep him out of my room and washing everything continuously!

      May I add we first used the clay stones cat litter then changed it to the wood pallets thinking that may help. Also we had hooded litter trays cleaned very regularly due to having so many cats.

      Last week I bought an extra tray WITHOUT a lid and also some cat litter which is very small and quite fine clumping stones. Also lots of catnip toys. We have not had an accident since!!!

      Try different boxes with different types of litter in and your cat will tell you which one they like! And the catnip toys will make your cat happy and playful and relaxed. I strongly recommend this. 4 years of nightmare finally solved :)

      However if your cat just suddenly starts doing this behaviour take it to the vets to make sure it is definitely behavioural and not medical before assuming.

      Hope this helps somebody!

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      catspyjamas 3 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take her to the vet for a check-up. She could have a medical condition or be experiencing incontinence. As cats get older, they may lose control of their bodily functions. She may also have developed the pattern of avoiding her box and it seems natural for her. Talk to your vet to see why she is doing this. Then you can start correcting it by extra attention or medication.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Hello!

      So, we have a cat who is 10 years old now. She has been not pooping in the litter box regularly for at least 7 years. We tried to move the litter box to where she would poop, but she would just poop right beside it. We tried changing the kind of litter, but still no change. We just got used to it and just let he go on about it, at least she would sometimes go in the litterbox. Also, she would usually poop in select locations downstairs.

      A new problem today: She is PEEING outside of the litter box. (also the past few days now shei s pooping UPSTAIRS)

      We had to get rid of the last cat because he peed all over the house. I don't want to get rid of this one (I grew up with her my entire life, the old cat was my mothers).

      I cant figure out what is causing any of it. You would think if she was having anxiety that she would have got over whatever it was by now (7 or more years, basically her entire life, can't even remember when she didn't do it)

      I know she can use the litterbox, we saw he go in one a few days ago

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: She may have anxiety due to being left alone. Talk to your vet about using a diffuser or medication for her. Give her plenty of attention and petting.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Cats have a new strong sense of smell. If they can smell urine anywhere, they will want to mark that area with their own scent. The best way to remove it is to use a black light. This will show any and all areas that need to be cleaned. Clean with an enzyme remover or use a solution if baking soda and vinegar.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He could have anxiety from his illness. I would have him checked for a UTI just to be safe. If it is behavioural, try to make him feel safe by giving him extra attention and having playtime. When he uses his litterbox properly, praise him so he knows that pleases you. If there is no improvement, discuss his condition with your vet. He may need anxiety medication for awhile.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi, my cat is doing the same thing and the vet told me that yes, the cat can smell the previous pets. Only solution is to get rid of the smell entirely, which I thought I did - apparently cats have a much, much, MUCH stronger sense of smell. It's frustrating and time consuming but I'm doing all I can to avoid future accidents, starting with blocking the "pee site."

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He could have a urinary infection, causing him to avoid the litterbox. I would take him to the vet for a check-up. Limit the cats access to your roommates room and give your cat extra attention so he feels secure.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: His illness could have caused him anxiety and he is acting out. I would contact the vet and have him checked for a UTI, just in case. If it is behavioural, try to make him feel secure by giving him extra attention and praise when he uses the litterbox. If nothing changes, he may need anxiety medication.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a cat thats about a year and half now. Most of the time he uses his litter box just fine. But the moment any type of cloth(Shirts, towels, blankets, etc.) is left in the floor anywhere in the house for more then a minute he peeps on it. My roommate is getting really frustrated with my cat because its usually on his clothes or bedding. Any suggestions besides just picking up? We try to keep everything picked up but sometimes we just forget.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like she has strong anxiety by being left alone. I would talk to the vet and try an anxiety medication while you are away. Before you do anything drastic, consider alternatives and discuss options with your vet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am afraid that before I go away again I may have to put down my 15 year old cat. She has become unhappy with my going away - even for a week end. She uses her litter box just fine except when I go away. She then pees on the wall &/or the floor by the 2nd day. I have pinned plastic to cover the area she had been using, but she then decided to pee somewhere else. When someone comes in to feed her or stay with her. She hisses and spits and bites them if they pet her. I have tried taking her for a house stay elsewhere, but she then pees on their carpets, progressing to their beds and clothes to get her message across better. Needless to say, she is not welcomed elsewhere. I have tried sprays, mists and cat sitters, but she expresses her unhappiness with my not being home by peeing. I am tired of steaming cleaning after any time away. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet and discuss the problem with them. It sounds like anxiety to me. Your cat may need anxiety medication or a diffuser to calm him.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi , my cat is 4 recently he was very ill from a cat bite and nearly died . He got treatment and returned to full health , but since coming home from the vets he has started peeing in my bedroom . He also uses his litter box but used to go out side mostly . I feel it is a behaviour thing but not sure how to stop it .

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like she is suffering from anxiety. You can use a feliway diffuser which emits a mist that will keep her calm. If that doesn't work, she may need anxiety medication from the vet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is 3 yrs old n every time i leave the house she pees on the floor by her litter box. Im moving in a month to a brand new house its still being built now n i cant have her doing this or ill have to get rid of her. What can a do?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Yeah. If their cat peed in that area, your cat could be picking up on the scent. I would clean that area with baking soda and vinegar. Put a new litterbox in that space. If it continues, take your cat to the vet for a check-up.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, we moved into a new apartment where the previous owners had a cat. Our cat now pees in the exact same spot in my bedroom from time to time. He still uses his litterbox though. Is this because of the previous cat?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Some female cats will spray when they are in heat. The only way to fix the problem is to have her spayed. If possible, keep her in one area of your home until her surgery. She can't help it. It's her body going into heat and she is at its mercy. Clean the affected areas with vinegar and baking soda and try to keep her in one area.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, I have a 1 year old female cat that has not been fixed yet. She will not be fixed until next month and in the meantime she is peeing on everything when she goes into heat. The dog bed (3 times), her bed, a chair, bathroom rug (twice), and most recently, my bed!

      I don't know what to do. This has all happened within the last 3 or 4 weeks and no matter what we do, she just won't stop.

      This only happens when she goes into heat.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would keep the bathroom door closed and put another litter box nearby. If she continues peeing elsewhere, I would take her to the vet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, I adopted a 6yr old cat approx. 6mths ago. She will use her litter box for no. 2 (no problems at all) and often the door is open as well, however, she insists on peeing over the drain hole in the bathroom. This wouldn't be a problem if it all went down the drainhole. Regardless of her good intentions!!! it goes all over the floor and I am constantly cleaning it up. The litterbox is at the bottom of the stairs so not sure if its too far away for a no.1 . the thing is my bathroom is super small so we would have to put the litterbox in the bath.anne

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet first, just to rule out a medical condition. If he is used to going outside to pee, then he could be doing it by the windows and doors in an attempt to get out. The cat flap could frighten him and he is afraid to use it. Try putting the litterbox by the areas he has been peeing and gradually move it to a different area. Praise and pet him when he uses the box properly. He is not doing this to upset you, so try to help him through this before taking any drastic actions.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @HillbillyYoda: Please take him to the vet. If a cat isn't drinking water, something is wrong. He could have an infection or diabetes. Please don't wait.

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      HillbillyYoda 4 years ago

      Hello, my wife and I adopted a male British Shorthair from a local animal shelter. He's 3 years old. He's the only animal in the house. Being that all his vaccinations are up-to-date, he sneezed clear liquid and will not

      pee. We have not seen him drink any water. Other than not peeing in his litter box, he uses it for #2.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a two year old neutered male and in the last year has decided to wee inside. He tends to do it under a window or next to a door then meow to be let out. We moved last year but we have a cat door now which he will come in through but will not go out??? I have recently re-introduced a litter box which he used immediately but have noticed he has had some recent accidents again. im starting to think he is a tad disturbed upstairs. I brought cat spray to repel him from certain areas but the smell of the spray is quite overpowering - he is a short ride away from going to kitty heaven soon but we do love him - I just cant bear the thought of cat pee everywhere..... :/

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Because he had a UTI before, I would take him to the vet. He could have another infection. The size of the litterbox is also a factor. I buy those large rubbermaid storage bins for litterboxes. They the flat, rectangular size usually under 10 dollars. It gives the cat room to move around in. Moving to a new house can also cause stress, try giving him extra attention so he feels secure.

      As for the scratching, I think a scratching pad is the answer. My cats scratch up furniture, so I don't have much advice on that.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat's about 5-6 years old (originally got him from the SPCA). We've recently moved house and he's begun peeing everywhere. We have two cats (both from the same litter) and the other one is not doing this at all. He's had a UTI in the past (at the old house) which led to him having crystals in his bladder, this led to him peeing all over the house. However, he's now on a very specific diet to help prevent this from happening as well as weight loss.

      I've recently put in an extra litter box in the house. Just wondering though, he's quite a big cat (they both are) but he's particularly fat, think size of a small dog, could the size of the litter box be a factor to why he's peeing everywhere but the litter box? (They're also gone from predominantly outside cats to inside cats, neither of them want to go outside either.)

      He's also scratching at the carpet at the top and the bottom of the stairs.as well as a scratching post, however the base of the stairs is still his favourite place to scratch (after having installed thousands of dollars of new carpet, it's not exactly ideal). I've brought out the old scratching post from the old house to see if both the cats will go for it, however, I'm just wondering if there's a good way to discourage them from the carpet?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Some cats are very territorial and don't like disruptions of having people visiting. Try to give him a safe area he can go when you have company. It will be less stressful for both of you. I would also take him to the vet, he may be prone to UTI's.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thanks for responding. He has had a UTI before, so I'll have him checked again. He does get upset when there are other people in the house. It's as if he's letting them know he's there. He has attacked my brother's leg on Christmas (although there were 19 people here and it was a little loud) and my father-in-law (but, we weren't home and he was repairing the cat tree). It makes me sad because he's so lovable when it's just us at home. However, I can't risk him clawing someone nor do I want my house and furniture to start smelling like cat urine.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would put a litterbox in your home that is easily accessible to her. If the problem persists, take her to the vet for a check-up. She could have a medical condition that is causing her to pee inside. If she is being bullied by the other cats, try to give her a separate area where she can feel safe.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet. He may have a urinary infection or other medical condition. It sounds like he may be stressed about something. The peeing and hissing are done because he is anxious and acting out. If he gets a cean bill of health from the vet, I would look into what could be upsetting him (a new home, family member, another animal, changes in his home/routine.)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I was in shock when I saw this! My cat climbed onto his cat tree and hung there. While he hung there, he urinated onto the floor of the cat tree. Even when I told him to stop, he continued. Why would he do this? In looking closer at the tree, I saw a couple of other spots where he must have done this before. I'm worried if I remove the cat tree, he'll find somewhere else to go. What do I do? In the past 6 months, he's also become aggressive towards non-family members by hissing at them. I'm afraid he may have to go away. Any suggestions?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi, my older cat of 12 years has been urinating inside lately for the last 3 months and sometimes even poos inside. It is always in the same corner of the lounge. She is a smallish cat, so we where worried she may be getting bullied by other cats and is too scared to go outside. She has also started meowing at night, very loudly, maybe 3 or 4 times through out the night, wanting reassurance. She normally goes as she pleases around the house and either sleeps on the couch in the lounge or on someone's bed. Her behaviour is becoming very frustrating, please help!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I don't know if the urine smell is stronger after neutering, I have never noticed it. I think the smell is because he was spraying and that has a much stronger odour. You should disinfect his litter box once a month by emptying completely and washing with soap and water. Also, scoopable litter is preferable to the old fashioned clay litter. You can put his litter box in an area where he has been peeing to see if that helps the problem.

      If you have access to a black light, it will show you any hidden areas he may have marked. I really recommend baking soda and vinegar to get the smell out. They are both very inexpensive and work well. Enzyme cleaners also work but they are more pricey.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thank you. I didn't have any vinegar so I used off brand urine odor clean that had been around. And covered the spots with tin foil(which my cat seems to like. lol). Is it normal for a cat that has been recently nuetured to have really strong urine odor?? He didn't pee that much in his box but had my whole house reeking of urine, I emptied it and the urine smell is slowly diminishing, but it was really strong, is it normal right after his surgery.? I assumed he was spraying because he hit maturity, and hoped this would help, I wasn't expecting him to come home and spray some more, so i'll give him some time, I just hope it stops soon, I won't just get rid of him, as you can see my attempts to try and make it work, I love him, I just really dislike odor and my husband hates cats, so the smell is just something we fight about, and it isn't worth it.. Thank you for replying!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It's possible that he was peeing in the house because he wasn't neutered. I would give it a couple days to see if the problem still persists. Clean the areas where he has been peeing with vinegar and baking soda. It will remove the urine odour and he will be less likely to re-mark the spots. Make sure he always has access to a litterbox. Give him extra attention and petting.

      If it is a behavioural problem, he is probably stressed about something. Giving him extra attention and playtime will help him to feel relaxed. Try to determine what could be causing him anxiety and limit his exposure to it. If the problem persists, he may have a medical condition. Most vets will check for any infections prior to surgery, so the chances are slim that he has a UTI.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is between 7-9 months we have just recently noticed a cat urine smell in the house, he is transitioning into an outdoor/indoor cat, and I thought he had been going outside to pee, because his litter box wasn't being as used frequently. But I'm beginning to think he has been going in the house and our entry way. So thinking he was going in the entry way I moved a litter box out there, he hasn't gone in it, but it smells of fresh urine in the entry way and Im not sure because I didn't see him, but I think he recently peed in the house. I don't know what to do, I just got him fixed today to see if that will help, but I swear he just peed in the house. I don't know what to do, I can't clean my carpets it is still winter, but I don't want him to keep peeing in my house, the entry way I'm a little more okay with, but not my house. He doesn't seem to be having any urine troubles, I haven't moved, no new pets, I don't know what could be causing him to pee in my house, he hasn't peed in the house EVER. Not even when I first brought him home. Where do I start? I can't afford the vet now, since I just spent $120 to get him nuetered, but what could I try behavioral wise, since he has an attitude and Im sure that's what his problem is...

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Before you do anything as drastic as giving them up, understand that they are trying to tell you something is wrong. They could have urinary infections or be stressed about something. I would take them to the vet as soon as you can. If it is a UTI, the vet can prescribe medication that will clear up the infection. If it is stress, you will have to determine what is the problem and try to limit their access. As a last resort, you can get anxiety meds that will keep them calm.

      It is recommended that you have at least as many litter boxes as you have cats. Some experts say you should have more than that. It wouldn't hurt to get another litter box.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi. I have three cats and I've narrowed it down to two cats that pee everywhere. I'm seriously considering giving them away... But really don't want too. It irritates me when I wake up and someone has peed on my pillow I was sleeping on. Can anyone please help me.? I let them have free range of our new place. I have two litter boxes. Should I get another one? Someone please help...or else I'm going to have to get rid of them....

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It is most likely stress brought on by the construction. Most cats hate disruption and it has probably upset his normal routine. I would try to limit his access to that area and give him extra attention. This will help alleviate his stress. If it continues, he should see the vet.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Male cats that are unneutered will pee everywhere. It is part of their marking instinct. That is why it is recommended to have boy cats neutered. Try to gently correct him by putting him in the litter box. Nothing is going to stop his urge to scent mark until he is neutered. I would keep him in your room until his surgery. Afterwards, clean the areas he has been peeing and you should see progress.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi my cat is nearly 4 years old and has started urinating in my house, we have recently started having work done on our bedrooms which is where he has started urinating, he's never done anything like this before, and hasn't had a litter box since he was a kitten as he is an outdoor cat, so he always goes outside. He can get out whenever he needs to so he's not having to go indoors as he is locked in. I don't want to get a litter tray as I'm 5months pregnant and can't rely on others to empty it every day. He still does go outside and he's not in pain when he urinates so I don't think he has a kidney or urinary infection.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i'm at my wits end. my male cat pees EVERYWHERE! on clothes/cloth, paper, boxes(in and on), beds, pillows, carpet, cat carriers, bathtub, corners, walls, the heating vent, shoes, anything plastic, chairs, couch, drawers, even me once. the vet said he's just being a boy and i'm taking him in, in 2 weeks to be fixed. i clean with natures miracle and another similar product but he still goes back. he has 2 litter boxes that are scooped multiple times a day because i have 4 cats. i know it's him because not only do i catch him constantly but i isolated him to see if i could change his behavior and i couldn't. this is his last hope the fixing. i am out of ideas and out of patience. he's become so unwelcome that my kids will no longer let him leave my room under threat of throwing him off the balcony. =(

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      Addy Bell 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Assuming he's in good health, he might object to the type of litter you're using. Many times when cats target clothes or bedding it's because their litter isn't soft enough for them. I volunteer at a local cat adoption center and we recommend soft, unscented clumping litters for all cats.

      Cat Mama is also right about stress. Targeting your clothes is definitely a way to ask for your attention! It would be worth your while to think about what things could be stressing him out -- changes in the household, a strange cat hanging around outside, or even stress in your own life -- and see if there's anything you can do to make life easier on him.

      Also, playtime is a critical, and often neglected, part of living with a cat. They need that release of energy, and they might act out if they don't get it.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He could have a urinary infection or is acting out because of stress. Take him to the vet for a check-up and you will know more about what the cause is. In the meantime, keep him out of your bedroom or closet so he isn't tempted to pee on more clothing. Give him extra attention and petting so he feels secure. When you see him using the litterbox, praise him. Positive reinforcement works wonders.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my cat has been great at using the litter box till this week. he poops in the box but doesn't pee, and he is peeing on our clothes only. i clean his box almost every day and its starting to get very frustrating since he made me late for work today. any advice? this is my first cat.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds stress related. I would still take her to the vet for a check-up, just to make sure she doesn't have a medical condition. If it is possible, try to give the cats separate space and a private area when the tortie can go that is safe. This may be hard but it will help to ease her stress. Otherwise, she may require anxiety meds which should be a last resort.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We adopted 2 cats from the SPCA. One female Torti about 2 years old, and one female Siamese about 8 months old. The Siamese rules the house and the Torti seems stressed out by her, I can see why because the Siamese chases her when ever she can to where the Torti seems nervous around her and hides under the bed or other furniture from her.

      Now, I think maybe my Torti is urinating on the carpet. I will get another litter box, but should I worry about the harassment that the Siamese is causing?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He may be spraying due to a territorial issue, having him neutered will help. It could also be a urinary infection or a behavioural issue. The vet can determine what the problem is. If it's an infection, medication will help.

      If it's a behavioural problem, something is causing him to act out. It could be the stress of moving or he feels threatened by one of the other cats. Use a soothing tone when speaking to him and give him extra attention. Praise and pet him when he does use the box correctly. This will make him feel safe and he will be less likely to act out.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So at my moms house I own 2 female cats who are spayed and are a little older then I also have 2 male cats that are neutered as well one being older and the other is almost 2. My boyfriend and I recently moved back to my parents house with his 9 month old male cat who we haven't gotten neutered yet but for the first 3 months he used the litter boxes just fine, but no for some reason he refusing to use either one of them and is peeing on beds, furniture and ect. I don't know what to do, we really don't want to get rid of him, please help!!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If the cats are un-neutered, they could be marking their territory. If they are neutered, it could be a urinary infection or a behavioural problem. I would take them to the vet for a check-up.

      If it's a behavioural problem, try to determine what could be causing the stress and try to eliminate it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our two boy cats have always been together, they were litter mates. They sleep together, eat at the same time, and go outside together. We treat them like princes, with constant love and toys. They both have started to pee in hampers, our washer, and even the showers! Recently we got another cat box and still, they tried to pee in those places! They are turning one on april 30th, We need help! Please give us advice because we love our cats, and we don't want them gone!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Great advice. It takes time to fix behavioural problems but it can be done.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Webinaut: One of my cats has a medical issue too, that's why I recommend taking the cat to the vet first. Diabetes and urinary issues can be very serious if left untreated.

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      Webinaut 4 years ago

      Our 14 year old Tomcat started peeing on the dog's sleeping cushion. Then we noticed him losing weight. Turned out to be diabetes. We now have to test and inject with insulin twice daily.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I don't recommend using punishment as it will cause your cat to be afraid of you. If your cat is already acting out because of stress, punishment will only make the problem worse.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Please consider taking him to the vet for a check-up. He could have a urinary infection or other medical condition that is causing him to avoid the litter box. If he isn't neutered he could be spraying as well. The vet can determine whether it is a medical problem or not. If you do end up taking him to a shelter, please make sure it is a no-kill facility.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Since this is a behavioural problem, it will take time to correct. First off, try to ascertain what is troubling her. Any new changes in her life. It could be something very minor but it is causing her to be upset. Consider changing her litter box or the litter being used. Put another litter box near where she has been peeing. Give her praise when she does use her box properly. If none of this helps, she may need anxiety medication but that should be a last resort.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 6 year old female Persian has always used her litter tray, however for around 3 months she has been peeing on the edge of my sitting room rug, and sometimes leaves a poop on floor. I have read all comments and suggestions as to why a cat may start this behaviour, but to be honest, she is treated like a princess. I have self analysed myself and her but am getting bit fed up now. The smell is awful. Have used white vinegar and cleaned up really well. A visit to my Vet proved useless as physically there is nothing wrong, so he suggested its a behavioural problem. Does anyone have any other suggestions. She is such a loving and sweet cat, part of our family but its getting really hard to live with this. Any help and suggestions please.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm ready to bring my cat to the shelter. I can't take it anymore. I rent an apartment so this just cannot happen any longer. He is 15 months old and knows better. He just started doing this about 2 months ago and nothing has changed in my apartment or the cat's surroundings. I'm done!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Avoid Punishment - yes right.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Brittwhite: The problem with behavioural issues is they take time to correct. Unfortunately, that's why many cats are given up. I would limit her access to the other rooms and continue with positive reinforcement.

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      Brittwhite 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Ive already tried a pheromone collars since we moved in 4 months ago and nothing. Unfortunetly i do not have the time to keep up with her correcting. And i can't have her peeing where my 9 month old can get too.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Brittwhite: The moving could be a factor. Some cats hate change and will act out if they are stressed. You may want to consider a feliway diffuser that will keep her calm. It is a good alternative to medication.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Brittwhite: It sounds like a behavioural issue to me, but you should take her to the vet to rule out any medical conditions. If it is indeed anxiety or stress related, it will take time to fix the problem. It will be best to limit her exposure to whatever is stressing her out. It could be anything from another animal to some minor change in her life, like moving her food bowls.

      Give her extra attention and praise her when she uses the litterbox. This will make her feel more secure and hopefully lessen her anxiety. If there is no improvement, she may need anxiety medication. That should be a last resort as most behavioural problems can be fixed with positive reinforcement.

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      Brittwhite 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: She is a very high strung cat, likes nobody unless your around constantly could thy really have an infection for 3years? And if she s telling me something is wrong why is he hiding her peeing and not doing i somewhere noticeable?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Brittwhite: I would take her to the vet, she may have a urinary infection. In the meantime, clean the areas where she has been peeing. Move the litterbox to that area, and give her praise when she does use the litterbox.

      I know this is frustrating but she is not doing it on purpose. She is telling you that something is wrong, either physically or she is stressed. The vet can determine why she is acting this way and help her get better.

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      Brittwhite 4 years ago

      My cat fingers ( about 4) has been peeing in the house seen about a year old. Started in the bathroom on the rugs and now she seems to go where ever she pleases. On any clothes left on the floor and just recently found tons of spots all over my daughters room on the floor behind a dresser and on the curtain that is long so its n the floor also. I am to the point where i have nothing left to do besides give her up. Ive done pheromone collars, added extra litter boxes, please help!!!!,!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: it sounds like your cat has been injured. I would strongly recommend you take him to the vet for an evaluation. Cats are small and have delicate bodies so the fact that he started this behavior after the incident to me indicates an injury.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If it is a removable rug, I would throw it away. If it is valuable, I would have it cleaned. If your cat can smell urine on it, he will return to pee there. He may have a urinary infection or it could be stress making him act out. A visit to the vet will tell you why he is misbehaving.

      In the meantime, clean the area he is peeing with vinegar and baking soda. Give him extra attention and praise him when he uses the litter box properly. If there is anything in his life that is causing him stress, try to eliminate it or at least limit his exposure.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is a 3 year old male, and he's taken a shine to the rug by the front door. I sift his litter box every other day, and it has fresh litter in it... but he's going by the front door again. He was doing better for several weeks, and now, in the past week, he's going to the rug again! He seems to do it while I'm sleeping or at work; any ideas? The stress from this is starting to make me sick.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I had a dog that acted in a similar way. It's caused by anxiety. Your cat doesn't want you to leave, so she pees to show her displeasure. I don't think getting another cat will help. You may want to consider getting a pet sitter for when you leave. You can also get a feliway diffuser that will keep her calm and prevent her anxiety. If the problem persists, she may need anxiety medication.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat sits in my suitcase as I'm packing it. She really hates when I go away for the weekend or longer, even though I have friends stop by every day to play with her. Today, she actually peed in the suitcase! She always uses her litter box - is she just telling me how upset she is that I'm going away?! It's not all that often - every couple of months - that I leave. Should I get another cat to keep her company? She's about 7 years old.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It could be because of age or the cold weather that she is not going out. Try putting a litter box inside that is easily accessible to her. This should help matters, if it doesn't, take her to the vet for a check-up.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You should take the cat to the vet as soon as possible. It sounds like he may have been injured. When a cat changes his behaviour, he is telling you that something is wrong. Please get him to a vet for treatment.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 3 month kitten was the cleanest cat ever , after a small accident(my little daughter pushed him forcely) he changed totally. Now he not walking and playin as much as before, he is most of the time laying down on his feet and peeing on himself, but for the stool he is going to the box but unfortunately he is doing it on the ground and even sometimes he is using the box as a bed to sleep. Need some advices

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is 6 years old but always goes outside to pee but all of a sudden she seems to be gettin lazy and going any where

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Try to keep the cats separate so Mookie feels safe. He is most likely acting out because he is afraid.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest that you take the cat to the vet. He could have an infection that is causing this behaviour.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It definitely sounds stress related to me. I would try using positive reinforcement by giving her extra attention and petting. When she does use the litter box, praise her so she knows how happy that makes you. I would keep her inside away from that dog too.

      She may need medication for anxiety but I recommend that as a last resort. You can also use a feliway product that will keep her calm. These should be used only if you can't get her to change with attention and praising. Talk to your vet and have a test for any medical conditions but it sounds like she is acting out because of anxiety.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 8 year old cat is named Monster for a reason, when she was a kitten we had issues with box training tried many different methods and finally got her boxed trained, in the past year we got a dog, moved to a new house and had a new baby, recently Monster has started using everything but the litter box for her business under desks, in closest and worst the dining room table. I'm not sure what to do i do believe i need to take her to the vet but i also wonder if it is large part to stress as this past fall our new neighbors dog (a nasty dog that seems to be allowed to roam the neighborhood) chased her up a tree where he had her trapped for several hours. any sugguestions?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat uses his litterbox but tends to pee in different areas of the house, just a few weeks ago he had been ill and had been puking everywhere :(

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Good advice but I don't have money to pay for a visit to the vet, I am not living with my mom because she can't afford to keep me.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take them to the vet and have them tested for a possible urinary infection. This could be the reason one of them is peeing elsewhere. If they get a clean bill of health, the cat may be stressed about something and is peeing due to anxiety.

      You should clean the areas where the cat has been peeing. I use baking soda and vinegar to remove the smell. Consider putting a litterbox in this area to see if the cat prefers it there.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have two cats that are sisters. they are a year old and i hsve had them from 6 weeks old. just recently one of them keeps peeing all over the house. she will use the same litter tray they have both shared since i git them to poo in but will not pee in it. the house stinjs and its really getting me down. please help.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would try keeping the cats separate or giving Mookie a safe place to go when he feels threatened. Consider taking him to the vet for a check-up. The vet may prescribe anxiety medication that may help him.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hello, I need advice for my cat Mookie (I have another called Rocky that lives with them) that lives with my mom. My mom has two other cats, Amber and Beavis. Mookie gets on well with Amber, but Beavis hates him. All Beavis ever does is growl at Mookie and initiate fights. I can understand it if Beavis believes he is the alpha but what can I do to help them get along better and to help Mookie to stop peeing? I am always getting hassled by my mom to sort it out but I live halfway across the country and don't get to visit often. Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey, I am in a similar situation. My cat Mookie has started to pee in the house. My other cat Rocky, his 'adopted' father, used to do it but has now stopped. My mom has two cats, Amber and Beavis. Mookie gets on well with Amber, but Beavis completely hates him and is always starting a fight with him. If you have received any good advice, please pass it on. My email address is courtneynoton@gmail.com. Thanx hey

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take the ginger cat to the vet to have him checked for a UTI or any other medical condition. If he is not neutered, he could be spraying in your house. I agree that his problem is most likely behavioural.

      Consider putting a litterbox in your home, preferably where the grey cat avoids. This will give the ginger cat a safe place he can go if he feels scared of the grey cat. Clean the areas he has been relieving himself. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution as it removes the odour so the cat isn't tempted to re-mark it.

      I would also give the ginger cat extra attention. Pet him and praise him when he does use the litterbox. It will make him feel more secure and less anxious. Try to give him a safe place away from the grey cat. If none of these work, he may need anxiety medication or use a feliway diffuser but I would recommend those as a last resort.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      One of my ginger cats is peeing, spraying and defecating all over the house. I am pretty certain that the cause is behavioural, and now my parents are threatening of giving him away if the problem does not stop - it has been a problem for a number of years. We have 3 cats in the house, a female which he gets on well with, and another grey male that he is petrified of. The ginger cat avoids the grey cat at all costs and appears to be completely traumatised by the grey cat - he will avoid going in the same room. The grey cat is quite a large muscular scary creature that has lashed out and hurt the ginger cat in the past so I feel like his fear is quite justified. The grey cat spends most of his time outside/in the area near the cat flap and I feel like the ginger cat is using the house as a toilet because he is afraid to go outside to use the toilet as a result of being afraid of the grey cat. I have seen the grey cat 'guarding' the stairs so that the ginger cat cannot go downstairs sometimes. The ginger cat is definitely traumatised, we used to attribute this to us moving house 6 and a half years ago, but surely he is used to this now and this can't be the cause? Is there anything I can do that doesn't involve giving away the ginger or grey cat? I am open to any comments or help whatsoever!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i would have him destroyed that's the best solution

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He could be feeling insecure about having a new puppy in the  house. He could also be smelling the urine scent on the piddle pads and think that it is ok to pee there. Some of those pads are treated with scents that signal to animals to urinate on them. I would definitely have him checked for a UTI. In the meantime, limit his exposure to the housebreaking pads and see if that helps any. Also try giving him extra attention so he feels secure.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I answered your comment before but it is not showing up here. Apologies if you get two emails.

      He sounds anxious about the move. I would give him extra attention so he feels secure. Also talk to your vet about anxiety meds if it continues.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I adopted my Charlie my - Bengal male cat from the SPCA, I've had him for about four months, I also have a 1 year old male Pit Bull and I also have a spayed female cat who is almost 2 . I believe that he is an older cat, although the shelter says he is about 2 years. We have not had any problems with the litter box, but about a month ago i got a female puppy. He has been getting along very well with the puppy, plays and sleeps with the puppy, but lately I have caught him peeing on the potty pads and he tries to cover it up. Then today my older dog was in my room playing with the puppy and left his toy by my bed, well I came out of my bathroom and i caught him (Charlie) squatting and i said what are you doing and he stood up and just peed and i said NO and he just kinda sprayed a little and then took off and sat in the middle of the room and stared at me. Then tonight i heard him trying to cover the potty pad up and i seen that he did pee on the pad, but also sprayed the wall.

      I am not sure what to do, I will get him an appointment to get checked out to make sure its not a UI, but i really just think he is jealous of my male dog and is marking his territory. I am open to any comments or suggestions.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have one male neutered cat, and one older female spayed cat. i just brought my cats from my dads house and only the male cat is peeing in the house. i know it is because of the move and he was recently checked for bladder infections (he had one about a year ago that nearly killed him so now he gets checked for them regularly) but i bought the plug ins and also tried the homemade citrus spray and sprayed it on everything in our home. Its a month later and he is still doing it! not sure what to do anymore because i don't want my house smelling of pee!!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He may have a UTI or other medical condition that is the cause. I would take him to the vet for a check-up. They can prescribe medication that will clear up the infection.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have a 2 year old male cat that I raised on a bottle from 1 day old... He is fixed and was using the litter box very well up until about 6 months ago, when he started peeing on tables and under desks and on outside doors... I can't figure it out, why would he go from being perfectly trained to being a naughty pee machine? We have tried many different litters and we have a box for each cat to use and we keep it scooped and clean, none of the other cats pee in the house either, so he didn't learn it from the 3 old cats.... Please help, I think im going to have give up my baby :(

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet to rule out any medical conditions. It sounds to me like he is stressed from moving to a new home. Give him extra attention and praise when he uses the litter box so he feels safe. I would also phone his previous owner to see if she had any problems with him. It could be an untreated UTI or because he isn't neutered.

      To clean the linens in your child's room, add vinegar to the rinse cycle. It will remove the odour so he isn't tempted to return to that area.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Hello, I just took in a cat from a woman who was moving into a new apartment. He is two years old and no neutered. I took him in yesterday, it is now 4:50 in the morning and my daughter was crying(1 year old) so i went into her room and smelt urine. He urinated all on my daughters bed and comforter and it looks like he did it more than once because it was a lot. What am i suppose to do? i feel really bad but i can't have my babies crib get urinated on and get sick. My house smelt sooo good before and less than 24 hours it smells like cat urine. (well my poor kids room.) Im on the verge of tears, please help me.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking both cats to the vet for a check-up. It could be a UTI which would cause the cat to avoid the litterbox and pee elsewhere. You can clean your linens by adding vinegar to the rinse cycle. This will remove the urine odour so the cat doesn't pee there again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have two infoor cats, one is 2-years-old and one is 5-months-old. They are both male and fixed. I've had the kitten since August and there have been no problems. I keep two litter boxes and clean them regularly. About a week ago I noticed one of the cats had peed on the bed in the guest room, which is where I keep their litter boxes. I took all the bedding and washed it, but the next day when I went to make up the bed, one of the cats had peed directly on the mattress. I got some special cleaner that is supposed to clean the area, remove the smell, and deter them from peeing again. It seemed to work, however a couple days later it happened again. Once again I removed the bedding and washed it, but this time decided to put a vinyl cover on the mattress just in case. I left the fresh bedding on the floor behind me while I went through the ordeal of putting the cover on when all of a sudden I smelled cat pee again. I turned around and sure enough one of them had left a huge puddle on the fresh bedding. I have no clue which cat it is, and I have observed both of them using the litter box with no issues. I am at my wits end. I have no idea what is causing this because nothing has changed. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take her to the vet first, just to rule out any medical conditions that could be the cause. UTI's come back if they are not treated and medication will solve the problem. If she gets a clean bill of health, it is most likely stress/anxiety. Cats hate change and for some cats, they will act out if they feel anxious.

      It will take time to relieve her stress. Try to give her extra attention and praise her when she does use her litterbox. Use a soft tone of voice, never yell or use force. Clean the areas where she has been peeing with vinegar and baking soda. If there is a certain area she keeps returning to, place a litterbox there. If there is no improvement, she may need medication. You can use a feliway infuser or get anxiety meds from your vet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have a 9 yr old female cat that is fixed, about 2 years ago we got a male cat that was a stray and before i even brought him in the house i went and got his shots and him fixed. At this time the female started peeing and pooing on blankets and clothes, i at first thought it was the new cat cause she had never done that before, but then i caught her, and got two litter boxes but she continued to do so, then we had a baby and it got worse, about 3 months later we moved and bought a new house, we have a room off the house that we decided to keep the cats in because i did not want my new home smelling like a litter box, the cats seemed to be getting along better and it started to get cold in the room and it is not heated so we decided to let them in and she started peeing again all over but she will poo in the litter box. I this post it says that moving a new family member or new animal can cause this, so all of that has happened to us in the last 3 years, my cat has to be stressed to the max!! my question is how do i change this stress?? those are things that i can not change, besides to get rid of the newer cat but i don't want to do that! Even if i did because of the move and the new baby she may still do it!! Help please i can't handle this much longer but i love her soooo much!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I honestly have no idea. I know that most cats do not like the smell of oranges or lemons. I would also stay away from scented litter, most cats prefer the unscented kind.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If cats don't like citrus smelll why is it in cat litter deodorizer?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Since he has been checked by the vet, his problem must be behavioural. He could be stressed about something. Think of any changes to his life that may be causing him anxiety. Another animal, a new baby, moving to another home, even something as small as moving his litterbox or food dishes. I would give him extra attention and pet him when he does use the litterbox. Clean the areas he has been peeing with vinegar and baking soda so he won't be tempted to return to that area. Remove any clothes or linens that are near his litterbox. If you still can find no improvement, he may need medication for anxiety. I mention this as a last resort. You can use a feliway diffuser that will keep him calm or you can get anxiety meds from your vet.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: He will poo in the box and with one of the boxes he will pee on the clothes that are on the floor out side of the box. He is only about 5 months old and has been fixed. I have had him since he was 5 weeks old and he did not do that when we first got him. I think it started after he got fixed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had my cat checked. We treated him for an infection just in case. I also have 3 litter boxes and changed the litter boxes like the vet recommend. However he is still peeing outside the box. If I put him in there he will go but I can't do that all the time. The kids love him so much and we want to keep him but I cannot put up with the peeing everywhere. Any other suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: My first suggestion would be to take her to the vet for a check-up and checked for a possible urinary infection. If she is healthy, it's possible that she associates the door with going outside and relieving herself. I would put a new litterbox near the door and gradually move it to another part of your home. Clean the area where she has been peeing with a vinegar and baking soda solution to remove the odour so she won't be tempted to remark it with her scent. Use praise and give her extra attention when she uses her litterbox properly.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've had cats for years, more than 1 at any given time, introduced kittens/ rescues to older cats, a bit of hissing and occasional accidents in the house but really nothing as 'bad' as this. Adopted a 8 week old kitten about a 6 weeks ago, very affectionate and playful, tons and tons of energy, nothing is safe. But the actual problem is that she urinates in the house, by the front door, several times a day. Including her, I have now 3 cats, minimal fighting, appetites good, everything normal. The kitten DOES use the litter tray, but regardless daily cleaning and having no problem with access to it, she urinates by the door as routine. We have used numerous deterrents, (cleaning fluids/ sprays) no yelling/ punishments, basically everything that people advise. But we are now seriously considering re-homing her, my partner is getting very upset with it.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It could be a medical condition like a urinary infection. If he is old enough, he should also be neutered. If he is stressed about something, that could be the reason for his actions. Use a soft, soothing tone when speaking to him and praise/pet him when he uses the litterbox properly.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take her to the vet for a check-up. She could have a urinary infection or another medical problem that is causing this. Clean the clothing she has peed on and add vinegar to the rinse cycle to remove the urine smell. Also, use vinegar and baking soda to clean the area where she has peed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My cat is young and he just peed on beds twice that we know of. Both times he was about to receive food.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      we found my kitty jessie in our shed abandoned by her mum, she was 3-4 weeks old, shes never had any problems with using litter tray until last few months shes been spayed, and its still continuing , she weeks on anything that's fabric, e,g, the sofa, the clothes in the washing basket or if clothes are on the floor, the other day she even weed on my kitchen floor, her litterbox is always clean , she poos in there fine its just the weeing my husbands come to the end and wants to rehome her but i want to try find a solution

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: If Bob is indeed spraying, that is usually because they aren't neutered. I would take them to the vet for a check-up just to rule out any medical issues they may have. If they aren't neutered, I would suggest you consider it.

      If it is a behavioural problem, he could feel threatened by outside cats or dogs. Try to eliminate any stress that may be causing Bob to act out. Clean the areas where he had been peeing with a vinegar and baking soda solution. Also launder any linens and add vinegar to the rinse cycle. This will eliminate the scent so the cats aren't tempted to pee in that area again. Use a calm and soothing tone when speaking to him. Pet and praise them when they do use the litterbox.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: correction...we got Bob him 2 Decembers ago :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have 2 cats. Oliver ( 8yrs old) and Bob (2 years old) We got Bob when he was about 8 weeks old last December and we have NEVER had any issues with him peeing in the house. All of a sudden over the summer this started. I would find things "sprayed' on. Mostly things in closets. We have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and I know he has peed in all of the closets and it is usually on items. He has also peed in our kid's playroom, again, on items. Today I caught him in our daughter's closet and this time it was not just a spray but a full pee in the corner. I checked the litter box and I think I can justify his actions just for today because it was very dirty (it is supposed to be my husband's job ) anyway, any other time it is usually clean. The only thing that has been different here over the summer is that that cats have been slipping outside more often so I am wondering if that can be why he is feeling the need to "mark his territory" Lately, we have been trying very hard to not allow them to run out and we get them back in almost immediately when they do. Any ideas?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking Puff to the vet to rule out any medical conditions. Urinary infections are common in cats and can result in them not using the litterbox. If the cause is stress, medication or a diffuser will help calm the cat. You will also need to clean the area where Puff has been peeing so she doesn't return to that area. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution. Also launder any blankets or clothes with vinegar in the rinse cycle to remove the urine smell.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have 3 cats, Rex, Mittenz, and Puff. Puff pees all over! Even yesterday she peed on my cello! My dad says one more mess of pee to clean up and this cat is out of here. I need help. Puff is the best cat in the world and I don't want to see her go! I told my dad to buy a special device to make her stop peeing, think it's a sent that is supposed to relive stress but its too much money! So can you please answer my need?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like she is suffering from anxiety. Maybe switching to a different med or dosage would help. If she is peeing in a certain area, I would put a new litterbox there. I use those large rubbermaid containers that you can store under your bed. They are large enough to give the cat room to move around and are relatively inexpensive. When she does use her litterbox, give her praise and pet her. This will reward her for good behaviour.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My parents' cat (she is 7) has been peeing in the house, on furniture (couches, beds, chairs) for years. She is a beautiful, very loved cat who has been repeatedly checked for urinary tract infections and she is on Prozaz (2 1/2 milligrams per day). She was an outdoor cat in their previous home, and now she is not - but she peed in the house even when she was able to go outside. She will even pee while my mother watches - she scratches as though she is in the litter box and she pees a lot when she does. When she pees or defecates in the litter box, she will not cover it with litter. Mom is using Tidy Cat litter, right now, but she has used many litters to try to pacify her including natural litters. There are two litter boxes in the house, which are constantly cleaned. When she defecates, it takes her a long time, she meows for quite a while, before she goes to the litter box - which, she does not always do. She has a sister, she is extremely loved and she has been to several vets to try to diagnose the problem. My parents have thrown out chairs and a recliner, and the washing machine gets a ton of use! The vets are perplexed and we don't know if she is unhappy, angry, anxious, uncomfortable or something else, entirely. If you have ANY insight, we look forward to hearing from you! One last thing: my mother has seizures and both cats are able to recognize the signs and Mitsy stays with my mother, if she has one.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Take her to the vet first. They can rule out any medical conditions. It could be a UTI which would cause her to avoid the litter box. Medication should help the problem.

      If it is not a medical issue, she may be stressed about something. Think of any changes to her life or routine that could be upsetting her. Clean the area where she has peed with a vinegar and baking soda solution, this will remove the urine smell. Wash the blankets and add vinegar to the rinse cycle. Consider moving her litter box to the area where she has been peeing. Try a different type of litter. Most cats prefer unscented litter. When she does use the litter box, pet her and praise her for it. Any positive reinforcement you can do will help.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We got our first kitten in June and things were great! However now it seems that she is not using the litter box all the time. She has peed in front of me twice, once on a blanket on the couch, and the other was in the chair next to the couch. She even does number two out of the litter box. Once she even did it on the kitchen table! I'm ready to put her out of the house, but wanted to see if there were any possible causes. My daughter is in charge of the litter box and cleans it pretty well daily. Also it is located in the laundry room where we only visit a few times a week. I don't know if she is mad, or an infection, or what. Having seen her pee twice in the same room where I was only makes me wonder how many times she has peed that I do not know about! I need some advice!

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Try finding a separate place for the younger cat's litterbox. Another room or the basement would be better. It would give that cat privacy and confidence. Your older cat is trying to assert their dominance and that causes your younger cat to feel anxious and act out.

      Clean the area where the cat has peed with a vinegar and baking soda solution. It will remove the odour so the cat doesn't return to that area to pee. Wash any linens and add vinegar to the rinse cycle. I would also suggest taking your younger cat to the vet, just to rule out any medical conditions.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We have 2 cats. One 14 the other about 3. The 14 year old cat randomly uses the 3 year olds box when it can get away with it. This causes the 3 year old to look for other places to pee. Right now it seems to be where ever my blanket is laying at the time. The bed, the couch, on the floor and soaking it and whatever is beneath it. Very hard to catch the older cat doing the peeing as she is very sneaky about it. This is about to start a major problem in my house as I have no problem giving either kitty the boot and the wife would rather throughout a child than a cat.

      Thanx for any help.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @PatriciaJoy: That's great news! I so rarely hear back from people. I wish the best for you and your cat. :)

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds to me like she may have a urinary infection. When cats get a UTI, it hurts them to pee. They associate this pain with the litter box and avoid it. I would take her to the vet and explain what has been happening. They will give her medication to clear up the infection.

      If it isn't an infection, she could be acting out because she's stressed about something. The other cats or another animal could be causing her anxiety. Clean the areas where she has peed with a vinegar and baking soda solution to remove the smell. Speak in soothing tones and never yell. Give her extra attention and praise her when she uses her litter box.

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      PatriciaJoy 4 years ago from Michigan

      Angel blessings. Great advice. Medical reasons have been ruled out and moving the litter box to our main living level seems to have helped a lot.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      So I got a new kitten last year around spring break and she was at first very good about the litter boxes but then she started peeing on bags too. Saturday we found out she had been non stop peeing on a bean bag chair, lifted it up and the pee soaked all the way through and practically dripped, so we threw it out. Now today she peed on a poster board i have laying on the ground! At first we thought the bag iissue was because once after i had cleaned her litter box I had the dirty litter in a tied up trash bag and forgot it and managed to leave the bag on the basement floor, that was the first time she did it and i assumed it was because of the smell but now she does it all the time! All together I have three cats, two brother and sister siamese a few years old and now the new kitten. we have/had two seperat litter boxes, one for the kitten and one for the siblings but we stopped using her specific one since it didn't seem to be helping with her bag issue. Also when she uses the shared litter box she will ony walk along the edge and try not to get inside. What can I do? My mother is threatening to get rid of her.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would try using a larger litter pan. Some older cats prefer larger boxes as it gives them more room to move around. It might make it easier for your cat that is visually impaired. I use those large rubbermaid containers that are made for under the bed storage. I would also put a large bathroom mat under the litterbox to protect your floor.

      Give both cats extra attention and praise them when they use their boxes properly. I know it can be frustrating. Try to do whatever you can to make them comfortable.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My two cats pee randomly in any corners or on any furniture in our house. We have three litter boxes. On of the cats was missing for two months a few years ago, trapped in a basement, the other cat had visual difficulties. Ever since the missing cat returned, the random weeing started. We've taken them to the vet (one of the cats has recurring UTI), tried new cat litter and there have been no other large changes. Sometimes they use the box, but when they do, they pee over the edge. What's wrong with my kitties? :(

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Reggie is anxious about something. Think of any changes in his life that could be upsetting him. It could be something very minor but to him it's a big deal. A new home, another animal around, even changing his litter could cause him to act out. I would remove the lid from the litter box. Some cats don't like the boxed in feeling when they are doing their business. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution to remove urine odours. Always use gloves when cleaning up after the cats, especially since you are pregnant.

      You may want to look into a cat diffuser. Feliway makes a good one. It helps anxious cats when they are stressed about something. If that doesn't work, your vet may need to prescribe anxiety meds. Speak to Reggie in a soft tone of voice, pet and praise him when he uses his litterbox correctly.

      I can't give any advice for Ronnie's problem. Maybe you could try a special food that is more easily digestable.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have 2 tom cats (Reggie - black, Ronnie - Ginger) and I've had them for about 6 years. Both from the same litter and both brought home at the same time. Recently Reggie has starting weeing in the house. Once on a bean-bag foot stall and the other inside his scratching post! My husband was so angry. He said that if he kept doing it, we would have to think about giving him away. A few days later he wee'd in his toy box to which I covered up for him and said he'd been sick in it so had to throw it out. Reggie is extremely routine "obsessed" if he thinks we're mucking it up (which we don't), he retaliates by peeing

      I took both boys to the vets who said they were fine and healthy. I bought another litter tray (with a cover like their other one) to see if that worked and was OK for a few weeks.

      I woke up this morning to find he had wee'd and poo'd on my sofa. I cleaned it up again and have used pretty much a bottle of dettol to try and disenfect it and again covered up for him.

      The issue here is that I've just discovered I'm pregnant and I can't cover up for him anymore and if he does it again my husband will have to clean it and he'll tell me we'll have to think about giving him away. I'm adamant that we wont as they are both our responsibility but I have to think about the baby. Ronnie eats his food too quickly and usually brings it all back up. I'm at my wits end with both of them and I don't know what to do.

      Any help/advice would be gratefully received.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking the cat to the vet first. Explain what is happening at home. It could be UTI or other medical condition. It's best to rule that out first.

      If it is a behavioural problem, think of any stresses in your cat's life: another animal, new baby, new living arrangements. It could be something as simple as moving the litter box or changing the type of cat litter used. Clean the area where your cat is peeing with a vinegar and baking soda solution. This will eliminate the urine smell so the cat doesn't return there to "mark" it. I would also add a new litter box in this spot if it is possible, to see if the cat prefers it there.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take Asia back to the vet. Her UTI should not be continuing this long. In addition to the ruining of your couch, she could also be in pain. Maybe she is resistant to the meds and needs a different prescription. I would also ask the vet to screen her for diabetes.

      If she is indeed healthy, there is something that is causing her anxiety. The vet may prescribe anxiety meds if nothing else can be done. I would first determine what is the source of her stress before medicating her. It sounds to me as if the UTI is still in her system. Also do a thorough cleaning of places she has peed to remove the possibility of her returning to that area. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have two cats, Asia and Joey. They are both fixed and have two litter boxes in the basement. Seven months ago Asia peed on me while I was sleeping. So i took her to vet and she had a UTI. I got her meds and after the two weeks she then started peeing on the couch so i got her more meds.I got a new couch and two months later she peed on it again and then on my bed. I am so fustrated and don't know what to do? I have gotten UTI food and have been cleaning her litter box every other day.

      My next step is to take her back to the vet, if she doesn't have any medical issues i have no clue what to do next? I need help!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      About once a month my cat will randomly urinate in the house at the same spot. Not sure what's going on or what to do.... Any advice??

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like she is stressed by the outside cats. I would take her to the vet just to rule out any medical conditions. If it is indeed stress related anxiety, try to limit her exposure to the other cats. Feliway diffusers are good for relieving mild anxiety in cats. After awhile, you can taper off and see if it improves.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our cat began marking her area whenever she sees a cat outside. We just renovated our house new carpet. Cat was fine until recently noticing outside cats. Litterboxes are fresh and numerous any suggestions besides shutters?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, TZ. Our pets only have certain ways to tell us when they are scared or feeling unwell. It is up to us to help them so they are comfortable and healthy again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I just put my cat on anxiety meds because she is stressed over home renovations. Taking care of your pets is not the same as humanizing them, and it is the responsibility of the pet owner to figure out what the pet needs. Often urinating and showing uncharacteristic behavior is the only way they have to communicate with us.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I disagree. A cat who is avoiding their litterbox is doing so because of a medical condition or they are stressed about something. Using force or threats will only make the problem worse. This lens was created to share information I have learned over the years. I don't claim to be an expert. I have had cats for many years and have done research to understand their behaviour. Most experts and veternarians will tell you the same thing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cat Peeing: Avoid Punishment

      this tip is total bs. cat is clever and more or less does it for revenge. take the cat, put it into her urine and show the litter box then, and do it hard. they WILL understand it then. What's next, giving them anxiety pills?

      I hate this so called "cat experts" like one who wrote this article and who knows absolutely NOTHING about cats in reality.

      Get your facts together and learn to understand animals first, they are not human.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: One of the cats is worried/anxious about something. Try adding another litter box and moving it to the area where the cat is peeing. Give extra attention and praise the cats when they use the litter box properly. Clean the affected areas with vinegar and baking soda so the cat(s) don't keep peeing there.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have two cats, brothers. We've had them from 8 weeks, both great, loving cats. They're a little more than a year old, fixed at 5 monthgs. Use the litter box from the get go.... and now one of them is now peeing on anything left on the floor, my kids clothes, rugs. Vets says nothing is wrong, nothing has change, no new house, no new kids, pets.....what can i do???

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, with his age the problem may be irreversible. I would limit access to the dining room and kitchen. I would also take him to the vet for a consultation. There may be nothing they can do to prevent him urinating outside his litterbox but may be able to make him more comfortable. I have used "piddle pads" for older cats. You can buy them at your local pet store. It may be easier for him to use than a litterbox. I wish I had more good news for you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our cat is about 15 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes this time last year so was on insulin twice a day. Last November his diabetes went into remission (happens in about 20% of cats) but is now back. However, this time he has taken to urinating and deficating all over the house. We don't have a big house and I am reluctant to put litterboxes in my diningroom and kitchen. My house smells horribly as this is a daily occurrence. We've tried new litterboxes (he's had two on the go for years) but I don't see a happy ending to this, also given my cat's age. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Female cats sometimes spray when they are in heat. Having her spayed would help stop it and also be easier on you. You wouldn't have to listen to yowling when she is in heat. It's also healthier for her. Clean the areas she is peeing so she won't re-mark it with her scent.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      my cat will use the litter box but will also pee outside of it especially on the tile floor when shes in heat. What is causing this, hormones? Can it be corrected if she if fixed.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have heard good things about Feliway. I have no experience with it but other cat lovers I know have recommended it. Behavioural problems take longer to fix but it sounds like you are on the right path.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Grief for an animal is just as intense as for people. When my dog passed, one of my cats refused to eat and he was taken to the vet. That's what I suggest here. He may need a short-term anxiety med. He can also be checked for any medical problems but it sounds behavioural to me. Meanwhile, clean the effected areas with vinegar and baking soda to remove the urine scent. Give him extra attention and praise him when he uses the litterbox properly.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Our male cat literally grew up with our male dog. They were buddies for 15 years until our male dog died recently. Since his death, our male cat has been urinating inappropriately throughout the house. I assume he misses his pal. We have four female cats and one female dog, but they are not filling the void. Any suggestion to solve this problem?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thanks for the post. Yes I had taken him weeks ago in to rule out a UTI. He's perfectly healthy which is good. I ended up calling the vet clinic and spoke with a doctor. I had heard there are anxiety meds for stressed cats, she said we won't do that right now, but told me to try a Feloy diffuser. It seems to be working. I did change both his litter boxes to unscented litter. He has not peed anywhere lately. Thanks and will post if things change.

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      catspyjamas 4 years ago

      @Addy Bell: I meant generally speaking, you should stick with the same litter. Some people buy whatever is on sale and this can cause the cat to avoid the litterbox. I agree that a clay litter is best for cats. One of my cats had the problem of inapproriate urination and I did some online research. I was saddened that so many cats are surrendered by their owners because of this common problem. Congratulations on adopting your new cat! That is wonderful to hear that she is doing better after being given up.

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      Addy Bell 5 years ago

      Great article on an important topic. I just have calrifying question -- you say that you shouldn't switch between brands. Do you mean that as a general practice, or when a cat is having trouble with the litterbox?

      I ask because often when a cat isn't using the litter box, it's because of the litter itself. Switching brands can solve the problem.

      For instance, I just adopted a cat from my local shelter (where I also volunteer). She had problems with inappropriate urination in her previous family, who had used a heavily-scented littler called Feline Pine. In our shelter, *75%* of all cats who come to us for IU problems have been using Feline Pine! When these cats are switched to a clay-based litter at the shelter, the problem goes away. SC has been with us for a week, and we've had no problems. I can't believe that her previous family were unwilling to do a litter trial with her before bringing her back. But I guess their loss is my gain!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I usually suggest going to the vet first to rule out any medical conditions that could be causing the cat acting out. It could be something minor as an UTI or an older cat could have diabetes. It will cost at least $100 with the office visit. Some vets allow payment plans, it's worth asking about.

      Anyway, I would investigate anything that could be causing stress for the cat(s). If the cat feels anxious about something, they may avoid the litter box. I would also try moving the litterbox or changing the litter to see if that helps. Clean the effected areas with vinegar and baking soda to eliminate the urine scent. Give the cats extra attention and petting. When you see them using the litterbox, praise them.

       

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have two female sister cats who are 11 months old. They've always always used their litter box with no problems. We moved about 3 months ago and they still continued to use their box. Within the last 2 or 3 weeks I've noticed they (I say they but it may just be one, I'm not sure I've never caught them in the act) have been peeing in random places. Once on my bed, on the carpet, but mostly in the floor by our main door. It's very frustrating I don't understand why all of a sudden this is happening. I mean they are very healthy happy energetic cats. I have been giving them hairball treatments and brushing them frequently because they would have such bad hairballs that it would cause them to throw up their food (not sure if this is relevant). But I don't know what to do... we're about to have a baby and this is the last thing I need. And I cannot give them up, we saved both of them as babies and I have a good $1,000 invested in one due to an almost death that resulted in 2 days in the vet hospital. So that is out of the question they are my responsibility and I love them to death. I've read that UTI's may cause this but I'm wondering if it is pricy to have the test done? I can't really afford to spend hundreds of dollars for both of them I'm just wondering if you have any other advice to give me before resorting to the vet... thanks in advance for your time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: thank you for your help!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would have them examined by a vet to rule out any medical conditions. They may smell another animals scent in the house and are weeing to leave their scent. Clean the areas with vinegar and baking soda. Consider moving or changing their litterbox. Speak softly and give extra attention so they feel secure.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would get a second opinion from another vet. Allergies can be very serious and the medication they gave him doesn't sound like it is helping. His peeing may be a result of him feeling anxious over the allergies. Another medication would help him with his allergies. In the meantime, give him extra attention so he is less anxious. Clean the area with vinegar and baking soda so he won't be tempted to pee there again. I hope another vet can help him. He sounds like he is very stressed and that's why he is acting out.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: He is stressed about something, it may be another animal nearby or some minor change in your home. I would keep any linens off the floor for the time being. Clean the area with vinegar and baking soda to remove any urine scent. Try moving his litterbox to a different area to see if that alters his behaviour. Speak to him in a soft tone and give extra attention so he feels secure. Praise him when he uses the litterbox correctly.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a 9 year old neutered male cat who has started peeing on bathroom rugs, on towels if they are not hung up, dirty clothes on the floor in the laundry room and now clean clothes that were on my closet floor. Nothing has changed at our house. I brought him in to the vet just over 2 weeks ago to make sure he didn't have any infection and he is perfectly healthy. I am seriously at the end of my rope and do not know what to do. I cannot have him keep doing this. Can anyone offer a suggestion or help??

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have a little guy about 1 1/2 yrs. He has chewed off all his hair on his tummy and legs... He is peeing all over the house and we don't know why... We did take him in and the Vet said allergies, so they put him on antihistamines, and it didnât work... He did pee on things before, then he stopped for a while and now he is even worse. We have not changed anything!!! We just don't know what to do anymore... He even peed on me when I was sleeping... what do I do???

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 2 kitten that are around 11 weeks old and they start pee around the house every once in a while... What can do to try to keep it from happening again!!!

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      @anonymous: I agree that the puppy is causing her stress. Try separating them and giving her some private space where she can feel safe from the puppy. Use a soft voice when speaking to her and give her extra attention. Clean the area where she has weed with vinegar and baking soda to remove the scent.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I usually suggest a vet check-up to rule out a bladder infection or diabetes. Since both cats are healthy, one or both of them are stressed about something. Do the cats get along, a new house or family member or another pet could all be factors that cause them anxiety. Use a soothing tone and give extra attention so they feel secure. Remove any clothing or linens they may have urinated on. Clean the areas with baking soda and vinegar so the cats don't try and mark it with their scent. Try a new cat litter or buy them a new litterbox. You can also move their litterbox and see if that helps.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Our cat is 5 years old. We moved to our new house 5 months ago and she adapted very well. She has always been clean and never weed outside her box until recently. We got a new dog not long after we moved to the new house and the weeing started not too long after we got the dog. I think it's the stress of the puppy that had caused the problem but I have no idea how to go about making the cat feel better. What can I do???

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 3 cats (have for over 2 years) in the past 6 months one of them (don't know which one b/c they do it when I am not around) is peeing on misc cloth things around the house sometimes the incidents are within day sometimes weeks or a month will go by w/ out an incident. The incidents are never in the same spot. No medical problems have been found. Any suggestions/

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Ah thanks, that's great. We have turned the feliway back on and she seems to be more relaxed. Vets booked for next week so fingers crossed. Hate her being unhappy!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: She could be stressed from moving to the new house or she may be picking up the scent of an animal that lived there before. I would take her to the vet to rule out any medical conditions first. Remove the rugs and clean the area with a vinegar and baking soda solution. This will remove the scent so she's not temptedto pee there again. Use a soothing tone and give her extra attention so she feels secure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cat has started pering in the house, not her litter box, we've moved house been here about three months. Recently we've turned the feliway off as we thought it ad been on long enough and she seemed quite dopey with it on.

      Strangely enough she only occasionally wees outside of the litter tray, but always on a rug.

      Anything we can do, whilst annoying, it's wrecking my wool rugs which have to be thrown away, and I want to nip it in the bud now

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree that neutering would make the elder cat less aggressive. Your younger cat is scared/anxious and that is why he is peeing inappropriately. If there is a way to keep the cats separate, that would be the best option. Also try having another litterbox just for the younger cat. Give him extra attention and petting so he feels secure.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet for a check-up. If he has a bladder infection, it could cause him to avoid the litterbox and pee elsewhere. It could also be a symptom of diabetes. If he is simply acting out, it is because he is stressed or anxious. Any new changes could cause him to misbehave. Clean the effected areas with baking soda and vinegar so he won't be tempted to mark his scent. Use a soothing tone and give him extra attention. Once he feels secure, the problem should improve.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Some older cats who refuse to use the litter box may be diabetic. Ask your vet to do bood work

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi I have two fully grown cats and a kitten. The one grown cat bullies the other and as a result of it he started peeing in the house. I clean the litter box daily and change it weekly. I've tried putting the bully in the bathroom and closing the door for a while then when I let him out he behaves but starts to bully again. Its so bad that the younger one is even afraid to eat. I've been told to neuter the bully and he will stop. I don't hit or shout at my cat when he does pee where he's not supposed to cos I feel its not his fault. He has always been very timid. I really don't know what to do. Please help me? :-(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi there, I have three cats. Two fully grown and a kitten. The oldest one bullies the younger adult cat and the result is that he has started peeing in the house instead of his litter box. And I clean the litter box daily and change it weekly. I have tried putting the bully in the bathroom when he attacks my other cat and when I let him out he behaves for a while but starts again. I've been told to neuter the bully and he will stop.I don't hit or shout at him when he pee's cos I feel its not his fault. I really don't know what to do. Please help?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have had our cat(one of 5) for 3+ years, no recent changes in the house, and in the last couple of weeks he has peed on the kitchen table, in our shoe rack, and on the bed(WHILE we were in it looking right at him, and him looking at us!) obviously behavior related, how can we help stop is?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would try putting a litter box near the door so she understands to use it instead of going outside. With time, you can move the litter box to a more common area.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am at my wits end with my cat. She wants to wander outside and we have done everything we can to stop this. In doing so she has started peeing in the house again. We can't let her outside as it is part of the common area in our apartment and the owners won't allow it.. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Try giving your male cat extra attention. I know it's hard with a new infant. He probably feels like he is being ignored and is peeing everywhere to get your attention. Use soothing tones and give him extra petting so he feels secure. A check-up at the vet is a good idea too, just to rule out any medical issues.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Your cat is probably feeling overlooked because of the new baby. Try giving him/her extra attention and praise. It is peeing in the house for attention. It can be aggravating I know, but the cat just wants more attention. If this doesn't work, take the cat to the vet to rule out any medical conditions.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking her to the vet for a check-up. She may have a bladder infection or something more serious like diabetes. The vet can give her medication that will help and she should return to using her litter box.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi I have the same problem. My new baby is 3 weeks old and for the past 2 weeks my male cat has been peeing everywhere, which he has never done previous! I have a female cat too and she isn't doing it! My husband is at the end of his tether and says the cat has to go but I really don't want it to come to this, any tips on how to deal with the situation would be grateful!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have a 15 year old cat who is peeing on all our area rugs and a guest bed. We have no kids, same house for 14 years and no changes. She has ruined couches, rugs etc. We are at our wit's end. Suggestions?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have a new baby - 4 months old. The cat recently started peeing in the house. It's disgusting. I don't know how to make it stop, the baby stays. It's looking like the cat will have to go, we really can't have this.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Is he neutered? Male cats will spray once they reach adulthood. If he is neutered, then I would take him to the vet to rule out any medical problems. It could be a bladder infection or something more serious like diabetes. If he has no medical issues, it's his behaviour that needs to be changed. He is either stressed about something (new baby, house, etc.) or he can smell an old urine smell in that area and is marking his urine with it. Clean the areas with baking soda and vinegar. Try moving his litter box to a different area, preferably where he is peeing.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It could be a UTI or other medical condition. I would watch the cats carefully and if there is another accident, take them to the vet. They can rule out any medical problems. It could also be something more minor. Maybe the cat was stressed about something or was unhappy with his litter box. If there are any more problems, have them checked out. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution to remove urine smells, that way the cat won't be tempted to mark that area again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a true mystery! Male cat turning three years old. No new pets or any new changes, goes in litter box but chooses to urinate in most corners in my dining room and living room. Not the bedrooms or bathrooms. Will even paw the floor and urinate right in front of us. He gets lots of love and attention. What's up with this? We are at wits end because we don't want to get rid of him but can't have cat pee all over the house.HELP!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 3 cats. None have ever gone in the house. Today while I was at work one peed in my bathroom on the mat. I through the mat away to be sure and remove the smell. Why would one start this and will they continue now that it's happened??

      Note: the litter boxes were a usual dirty. They are cleaned every other day and there are 3 boxes.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Has the vet checked him for a medical condition? Bladder infections or diabetes can cause a cat to avoid the litter box. If he is healthy, you will have to change his behaviour. Try moving the litter box to a different location. Clean the areas he has 'marked' with vinegar and baking soda to remove the scent. Something is causing him stress. It may be a small change in his environment/life that he is resistant to. A new home, new family members, etc. Try giving him encouragement and extra attention so he feels secure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I did introduce a new kitten six weeks after I had to put down my 17 year, thinking that he would be a good companion. The new little one is a typical kitten, who seems to like to bounce on the 3 1/2 year old. They are both male. When we first introduced the 3 1/2 year old when he was four months, there were a couple of issues on and off with him voiding, but he got over that. Now he is doing it on a daily basis, even going so far as to pee on a living room chair (now going to be replaced) and my bed (a three week old mattress). He has been on anti-anxiety meds for three weeks, and he is pooing outside his box on a daily basis. I'm at my wits end!!! I'm at the point where I might have to give up the 3 1/2 year old since he is the one that is the one misbehaving. Suggestions?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: you can put something in front of the tub then see if she can jump in it still if that does not work take the cat to the vet to get checked

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Some cats don't like covered litter boxes. Try removing the cover and see if that helps. I would also take her to the vet to rule out a urinary infection.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Can't figure out why my cat wants to pee on top of her litter box?????

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The best urine smell remover I now of is vinegar. If it is machine washable, you could soak it in a washer with vinegar and see if that removes the smell. I understand it's a long process getting your cat to use the litter box. Try and be patient and give her encouragement when she does use it properly.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Do you have a litter box inside for her? It is safer for a cat to use a litter box inside rather than going outside. If she has a litter box and still isn't using it, I would suggest taking her to the vet for a check-up.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thanks for your advice we have managed to get her to one pee a day usually beside the front door if one of us goes away or out, or otherwise under the stairs. She will still race for the bathroom if you mistakenly leave the door open as obviously this is her preferred space. But at least she only now poos in the litter box, its a long slow process. I haven't managed to eliminate the smell from one woolen rug she peed on even after the vinegar baking soda idea and three types of carpet cleaner etc any advice on this would be helpful I have it hanging so she can't get to it but the smell is pretty horrendous and I really don't want to have to throw it out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cat used to do her thing outside, but now she plays outside and comes in (jump in the tub) to pee! Why? How can I make her go outside again? Help!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That's very good advice. The more litter boxes, the better. I try to have at least two for every cat. I've never used Feliway but i have heard very good reviews about it. Thanks for stopping by!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi there, well I have a similar problem with my cat and here's the advice I've been given. Each cat should have their own litter tray I have two and the vets said I must have 2 litter boxes even if they both use them both. If your cat is peeing more than usual there's a chance it could be a urine infection. The vet said its more common in cats that pee around the house so maybe get a urine sample to the vet just in case. Last piece of advise which has helped me is a feliway plug in! It looks like a plug in an air freshener but humans can't detect it. Only cats. It's great. It reassures the cat if he is anxious and can help kerb the weeing habits. It's a synthetic hormone which is totally harmless. When cats rub against you and objects they are giving off a hormone of reassurance. It's a manmade equivalent. I buy mine from Petplanet online it's a bit cheaper there than at the vets. Good luck!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take him to the vet first to rule out any medical conditions. Urinary infections are very common reasons that cats pee in the house. If he gets a clean bill of health, try moving his litter box to where he is having the accidents. Also use a vinegar solution to remove the urine smell from garments. It sounds like he could be stressed out by the dogs that are barking at him. Give him soothing praise and speak in a soft tone. Extra affection and petting will make him feel more secure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We have an 11 yo male cat who has been with us since birth, he is a kitten of my in-laws cat. He has had issues before with sporadically peeing on things, laundry, blankets, coats that sort of thing, but recently he has been doing it more frequently. We have two other cats that we have had for 10 years and 9 years we also have three children and are expecting our forth. Our neighbor has dogs which she lets outside and they often run up on our deck and bark at the cat if he is in the window which gets him very agitated but I haven't noticed that being the precursor to his "accidents". With four children we can't keep a cat that pees on the kids beds or in their closets and I would hate to not have him with us. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would take the cat who is peeing everywhere to the vet first. She may have an untreated UTI or possible diabetes. If the vet gives her a clean bill of health, you will need to remove the urine odour from any place she has peed. Even if you can't smell it, she can. Vinegar is a great product to use for this. I wouldn't leave laundry or any clothes, towels, etc around her where she can pee on them. It could be the litter she objects to, some cats are very sensitive to certain types of litter.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I need help! I have 2 cats - sisters - and they do not like being around each other much. However they both sleep on my daughters bed (at the same time). One cat has always used the litter box. The other... NEVER has. This one used to get our attention to be let outside. But now just goes in the house, on any item that is on the floor. She loves laundry days when I have piles sorted on the floor - if I have to leave them there for a bit while tending to some other interuption - they usually get peed on. But she will go in any room and in different spots. When she first started doing this I immediately added a 2nd litter box. But she won't use either. The other cat however does use both.... And the cats are healthly. They are around 7 years old, and we have had them in the same house the whole time. I have no idea what the problem is.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Have you taken him to the vet? They can determine if there is a medical problem like a UTI or diabetes. If there are no medical issues, try moving the box to the area where he is peeing. I would also clean that area well with a vinegar solution. It will remove the scent so he is not tempted to "mark" it with his own urine.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      he has had 3 homes in the last year when he first arrived he used it every time now he wont go in it change cat litter,

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Since the vet has found no medical problems, it has to be behavioural. First, I would suggest you clean the area he has been peeing with a vinegar and baking soda solution. This is the best way I know of to remove urine odours. I have a simple recipe on my other lens that you can use to make at home. https://pethelpful.com/cats/how-to-stop-your-cat-f...

      Secondly, he could be reacting to the litter or his litterbox. Maybe he would prefer another litter, or a different type of litterbox. Try moving the existing box to the area where he was peeing to see if there are any more problems. He could just prefer it in that location. If he still won't use the box, try a different type of litter. Some cats prefer a softer litter than clay. Try buying a different litter box. I like the storage containers you can get for storing clothes under your bed. They are large enough so the cat feels comfortable and are relatively inexpensive. I hope this can be of help to you. I understand how frustrating this can be. Please let me know how things turn out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, we got our kitten around 8 or 9 weeks ago. Initially he used his litter tray consistently. After a couple of week he began peeing in the corner of the room, by the carpet. We moved his litter tray to the corner and this worked well. as we tried to move his litter tray, slowly day by day, back to where it was before, he has begun peeing in the corner again and behind the tv. We have used a urine away spray and positive reinforcement when he does the right thing. we also took him to the vet for a check-up and his final jab last week and all seemed fine. We're finding it's very frustrating as he has shown he knows how to pee in his box. I would gratefully apreciate any advice you have.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking her to the vet first. They can rule out any medical issues she may have. It could be a UTI, diabetes, or she could be incontinent. If there is no medical problem, you will have to change her behaviour. Clean your parents bedroom floor thoroughly. I use a vinegar and baking soda solution. If she can smell urine in a certain area, she will "mark" it with her own urine. Even if you can't smell it, she can.

      Try keeping her out of their room by closing the door. She may feel threatened by one of the dogs. Give her a safe place to stay where she won't feel anxious. If this behaviour continues, try moving her litter box to a different location. She may object to the litter, so try a different type. Some cats prefer a large litterbox, invest in one where she feels comfortable. I hope this will be of help to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've got a cat, she's pretty old and well she pratically lives in my bedroom and only likes me out of our whole family. However she seems to keep weeing in my

      parents bedroom and it appears to be coming more consistent and they are pretty much on there last chance with her doing so. However in my parents bedroom they've recently built an on suit, could this be the reason or could it be because I've got to other dogs, one of which she gets along with fine and the youngest not much so, any ideas how I could overcome this?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm not a vet and I disagree with his recommendation of putting her in a cage for a week. I think that would cause more trauma and she would be fearful. An anxious cat is more likely to act out in this way. It sounds like whomever trained her to use the bathtub did damage. I would suggest cleaning the area where she has been urinating with a vinegar solution. I don't know if you have tried that yet. I have a recipe for making it at home on my other lens: https://pethelpful.com/cats/how-to-stop-your-cat-f...

      I also believe in positive reinforcement. When she does use the litter box, use soothing words and praise her. Give her extra petting so she knows you are happy with her.

      Perhaps you could try switching litters or litter pans. She might like a larger pan. Some cats (especially if they have been declawed) are sensitive to certain litters. I understand how frustrating this can be. The only other option I can think of is to switch rooms and see if she still acts that way in another room. I would try switching litter boxes or a different litter first. Please let me know how this turns out. I hope you can find a way to correct her behaviour.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We adopted a 6 year old girl cat 2 months ago, she had had a rough life as far as the rescue centre could tell. She has always been an apartment cat so should be used to not going outside in fact she's not very keen to check out outside other than a couple of escape attempts out the roof windows. However the toilet issues are a nightmare. Initially we discovered someone must have taught her to go in the bath, so we would find pee and poo in the bath every day, this was resolved by closing the door to the bathroom. She will now use her litter box for poo and the occasional wee but in the most she has four places all in the same room where she will pee. I consulted the vet and have followed all his suggestions including covering the areas with tin foil, sprinkling pepper (have tried four types from white pepper to chilli) in the areas, scrubbing them super clean with every type of soluton I can. Putting litter boxes in all the areas, she just goes next to them. Strangely she only does this in one room and it is the room with her litter box in. Weirdly she also comes to tellme when she has done it, I work at home so am around most of the time, she will go and pee then come and "talk" to me about it and watch me from a safe position while I clean it up. It is very frustrating and I try and keep my cool but there is often a bit of a sulking stand off in our house when my partner comes home at night. She is otherwise quite a joy and I don't want to send her back orknock her off as that would break my heart. The final solution the vet suggested sounds like torture he said to get a large rabbit cage put her bed food and litter box in it and make her live there for a week, I'm not sure I could put her in jail and suffer the screaming that would no doubt follow. Any other ideas?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It's sounds like a beahvioural problem as the vet didn't find any medical issues. Have you tried moving the litterbox to a different location? If they are close together, maybe Millie feels threatened by Polly. If she has been tackled when she was in the litterbox, that could add to her anxiety. I wrote another lens on this subject. I added a couple of homemade remedies I use to remove the urine odour. If a cat can still smell it, they will return to mark that area. You can read it here: https://pethelpful.com/cats/how-to-stop-your-cat-f...

      It could be the litter she's objecting to. Try changing litters to see if that alleviates the problem. Or try another larger cat box. Some cats prefer a larger box. I use those rubbermaid storage containers you can buy at kmart/walmart, they are relatively inexpensive and large enough so the cat has room to move around. I hope you can fix this problem so both you and Millie are happy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My 10 year old cat Millie has been peeing in the house for almost 2 years now. She shares our home with our other cat Polly and the two have lived together all their lives, but still do not get on. Millie saw the vet about 3 months ago and is healthy, although a bit of a flabby tabby. We have been using Feliway diffusers for 18 months but these don't seem to help. Each cat has it's own cat loo and Millie uses hers to poo but not to pee, in fact she poos in the loo and pees just outside it. Any advice would be welcomed.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm sorry that happened. Unfortunately, a cat who pees in the house is one of the most popular reasons that they are surrendered by owners. I created this lens to help others who are going through the same thing and try to fix the problem so both cat and person can live in a happy home.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cat started urinating in the house, she now lives at the ASPCA. Got rid of her the smell was terrible!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I agree, it can be a very serious issue. That's why I always advise to take the cat to the vet. It can be anything from a UTI to a much more serious condition like diabetes.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: When my cat was about 10 he began peeing inside. The vet said it was due to having 2 cats. A few months later he was hinding and obviously sick. A new vet tested him and found he was diabetic. If he starts acting funny have him checked. I feel bad thinking about how long my guy went untreated.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Good luck, kristal. Please let me know how it turns out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: thank you for your help. i will give him lots more love and hope it helps :)

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Anytime there is a change in a cat's life, it can cause them stress. It sounds like he is stressed about living there and is acting out. Maybe he feels threatened by the other animals upstairs. Try giving him extra attention with petting. I would suggest you take him to the vet to see if the UTI has returned. If it is a behavioural problem, it can be fixed but it takes time. Lots of affection and no scolding. I hope this can be of help to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i am about to go insane with my 11 year old cat. he is fixed and up till about a yr ago he peed in his litter box. but i brought him to my mom house and that's when it started. he has the whole basement to himself, so i don think he is spraying( though we do have other animals upstairs) he is peeing all over my room and i have no idea why. he was at the vet last yr and had a uti that we fixed,( and he is on urinary track food too) but he still pees. we had everything cleaned and new carpet put in(professionally) , he started to pee in it like a week later. now my room smell worse then his box. i tried adding an extra one but he just wont stop. i'm at my whits end and my parents want to get rid of him. is there anything else i can try that would help?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest putting away any throw rugs for the time being. Don't leave any towels or clothing on the floor or have him be able to access the laundry basket. If he is peeing in a certain area, try moving a new litter box there. Cats hate the smell of citrus. I make a homemade spray at home. It's just orange peelings or lemon peelings with water. Spray in the effected area.

      The litterbox might be the problem. Maybe Rocky doesn't like his box or litter. I wrote another lens on this topic that may be useful to you: https://hubpages.com/animals/why-is-my-cat-avoidin...

      I hope this problem can be fixed. I know it is very frustrating but stick with it, Rocky is definitely upset about something.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Now what? Woke up this AM to my husband telling me Rocky had pee'd on ANOTHER throw rug...this time in the bathroom. What a way to start a day...even before I'd had a cup of coffee! We spent the weekend cleaning every surface of our house with Nature's Remedy and he chooses to pee on the only throw rug left in the house. I'm at my wit's end cat-lovers...I really can't bear the thought of having to give him away. He's been my constant companion for 5 yrs. HELP!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I created this lens to help others with something I have gone through. I would suggest giving Rocky lots of praise and attention. That tends to work better than scolding. I am glad your dog is being affectionate as well. Animals have very good intuition and will respond in kind. I wish you the best.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Many, many thanks to cat_mamma and all others who responded to my question. Nice to know SO many people love & care about cats, not just their own but others' as well. We took our cat to the vet to r/o another UTI. $270 and several tests later, the vet diagnosed him with a behavorial problem. Who knew?! Unfortunately, we are not in a financial position to take him to a pet psychologist; so we are using suggestions from this site to try to alter his moodieness...lots of TLC, extra attention, cleaned with vinegar, etc. Hopefully Rocky will realize how much we love and want him. Even our pup seems to understand what's going on and has been napping on the sofa next to him! I've always said animals are much wiser than most folks know. Thanks again to all...will keep you apprised of Rocky's progress.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Maybe you could ask your son to keep his bedroom door closed. Limit her access to that area and see if she has any more accidents anywhere else.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Thank you. We do have a vet visit coming up. I've also put Collin in charge of feeding her now. And we're going to wash down that whole floor, as well as put Kilz primer on it before laying down anymore flooring. Hopefully that will work?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: She is most likely returning to the closet because she can still smell the urine. Cats have a much stronger sense of smell than us and can detect things we cannot. To remove the smell completely, use an enzyme cleaner or a vinegar solution. I would have the cat examined by a vet to rule out any medical conditions. It could be a UTI or something more serious. I don't know why she would swipe at your son, maybe she feels excluded now that he is getting older. Cats can feel stress and will act out. My best advice is to get her to a vet so he/she can rule out any medical issues. If that isn't the problem, she is feeling anxious about something and positive reinforcement (extra petting, praising her) will help her to feel secure once again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We own a 10 year old female cat. Background: We adopted her when she was about 3 months old from an animal shelter. My oldest son was 18 months old at the time. She's always been a very good cat, trained quickly to her litterbox and scratching post. Several months ago we discovered she'd peed in my now 13 year old son's closet. Messy closet, of course, if you know what 13 year old boys are like! Anyway, we thought she may have gotten trapped in there. We had to rip up the carpet in the closet even after putting down hydrogen peroxide and baking soda mixture several times. And we treated the wood. Well, last week she did it again! Is this because she picked up the smell of urine and assumed it was her litter box, or as a friend suggested, she hates him now because of hormone changes due to puberty? She also will hiss and swipe at him when he walks by her. He's never been mean to her. Any ideas what to do?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Yes, it is very frustrating. I am in the midst of potentially adopting another cat but I don't want my male cat to feel threatened in any way or he could start acting out.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Well, it's interesting that you actually have a picture which looks very much like the peeing in the house Bandit ... he didn't like all the other cats that were around. It sure can be frustrating nipping the problem in the bud.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Have you asked your friend if something happened while you were gone? I would take the kitten to the vet to see if there are any medical concerns. It sounds like he is stressed or worried and that is why he is peeing on the towels. Give him extra praise and attention so he feels safe and limit his access tot he towels, if possible.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would suggest taking her to the vet to rule out any medical conditions. Clean the carpet thoroughly with an enzyme cleaner or a vinegar solution. Rubbing the cat's nose in it won't help. She won't understand why you are angry with her. If the vet says there is no medical condition, it's behavioural. She is feeling stressed or worried. Give her extra attention and praise so she feels loved. I'm not sure what is causing her stress, if that is what is happening. It could be a change in her life that is making her act out.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My kitten up until 3 weeks ago would use his litterbox no problem. We went away for the weekend and had a friend house sitting and looking after him. Since then he has started pulling towels off the shelf and going pee on them but still uses his box for "number twos". How can I make him go back to using his litterbox for both?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cat is peeing on the carpet in our apartment and ive rubbed her nose in it and when she uses her litter box i tell her shes a good girl and give her a treat or scratch under her chin. But she still pursues to pee in the apartment and not in her litter box. Im frustrated and i don't know how to stop it. Please help me!

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Diabetes is very common with this sort of problem. I am glad you took him to the vet. Thank you for keeping me updated.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: Update:

      We believe we found the cat who was peeing outside the box, a 10-12 yo (we think). We took him to the vet to rule out a UTI, and found out he has diabetes. The vet indicated it could have caused some peeing issues for him. Poor guy, now has to be given insulin twice a day.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like she is jealous of the new baby, this is very common. What you can do is give her extra attention and petting. She is trying to get your attention and that is why she is acting out. You could take her to the vet to rule out a medical condition but from the sound of things, she is feeling left out. Clean the areas where she has peed with an enzyme cleaner or a vinegar/water solution.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a one month old baby girl and my cat has started to urinate around the house. She started out peeing on the babies bouncer, but now she is urinating in all different places around the house (couch, rug, laptop bag, shoes and blankets). Before the baby we never had any problems! Also, before the baby she would always sleep with us but now I have to lock her out of the room and she meows and scratches to come in, could this be causing her to urinate in the house? And what can I do to stop this? Thanks :)

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds behavioural to me as well. It takes time for cats to adjust after a death. I know one of my cats refused to eat after my dog passed. It should taper off as the cats adjust to the new arrival. Depending on your home, there may be a way to isolate a couple of the cats to see who is the one with the problem. I hope it works out for you and I commend you on adopting strays and ferals. Mine are all former ferals too.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Wife and I have ten cats, all rescues, five were feral as kittens. We had infrequent pee accidents until our youngest, a 3yo cat died due to respratory distress. About two weeks later my wife brings home a six month old cat from her work that was a stray. The integration of the new cat seemed to go well, minimal growling, and no fighting. But that's when pee accidents became a daily event. I understand someone is stressed, presumably because of the new arrival. Maybe it came too close to the other one passing away, I don't know if cats think like that. We're cleaning up with the enzyme spray, and trying to make the best of it. We're trying to figure out which cat is doing it so we can take them to the vet to make sure its not a UTI. If its behavioral, which we believe it is, will it just ease off and stop happening?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hopefully the vet has told you if he has another UTI. That can cause some of this behaviour. Cats don't act out because they are angry. They may feel stressed or neglected as sometimes happens with the addition of new baby or pet but they aren't trying to punish you. I would think it is probably another UTI and he is repeating past behaviour.

      If you're looking for an inexpensive urine removal product, I would suggest vinegar and water. You can make this at home. You can also make a citrus scent solution with water and orange/lemon peels that will keep the cat away from certain areas. I hope this helps you and your cat.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My cat recently (within the past 6-9 mos) started peeing outside of his liter box. This seems to be confined to 3 areas: back-door rug, throw rug around toilet and, worse of all, my husband's room. About a yr & 1/2 ago, he was diagnosed with a UTI and it was successfully treated with a single course of antibiotics. He's going to the vet tomorrow just to R/O another infedtion but we think it's because he's "angry" at us for 2 reasons: 1.) he's an indoor only cat & I recently started smoking outside (I know, I know, bad habit! but when my hubby quit I felt it only fair to go outside) and 2.) since before our cat was even born, we have been feeding several of the local stray, feral cats on our porch. Our cat can see the outside cats from his fav window & watches their comings and goings for hours. However, after reading some other sites, most cat "experts" say that cats are not capable of those kinds of emotions. Any ideas, comments, etc will be greatly appreciated...we're at our wits ends with our boy and are going broke buying urine odor removal products! Thanks .

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I think the vet visit is a good idea, he or she can determine if she has a medical problem. If it's not a medical issue, she may be reacting to something in your home. Stress from any number of things can cause a cat to act out. I hope it can be solved.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Help, I have an almost 1 year old cat. She is peeing all over my house, started near her litter box in the bathroom, then she started peeing on my bed, my sons bed, my gym bag, my clothes, you name it...Im at my wits end, Im taking her to the vet tomorrow but expect its more than just that....help. Im thinking I might need to rehome her

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I think you should take her to the vet to see if the UTI has returned. If it's a more serious problem, you can decide how to proceed. If you have to surrender her, I'd suggest finding another home rather than putting her outside. I agree that animal shelters are temporary solutions and with her problems and age, she would most likely be put down. A trip to the vet should give you more information. Since she started this behaviour after moving to your apartment, there may be something there she objects too. I wish you the best and hope you can find a solution.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've had my cat since she was born about 10 years ago now. She's always had issues with going outside of the litterbox every now and again. In 2010, she had a UTI/Bladder infection, was treated for it, and the occasional accidents stopped. But in the last year, I moved into my apartment, and started noticing that she was peeing under my desk, drafting table and my kitchen table (all of which are next to each other), she also started peeing and pooping in the bathtub in the last couple of months, I've even found her pooping under my desk, too. My lease is up in March, and I'll be moving to my boyfriend's mother's house, and she won't tolerate my cat peeing inside the house (totally understandable). I'm really not sure what to do anymore. I've tried putting her in the bathroom with her litterbox. I've tried cleaning her litterbox multiple times a day. I've gone in to clean her litterbox everyday, and found it completely empty, meaning she had been going in other places. I'm at my wit's end with her, and I'm about to just either put her outside, or give her up to someone. I know if I take her to an animal shelter, they'll more than likely euthanize her since she's older and has these issues. I'm also on a limited budget since I'm a student and living on my own, so I don't know what to do if the treatments she may need are expensive. Any suggestions?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: When young male cats hit puberty, they do start spraying. The best way to stop this is for him to be neutered. If that doesn't stop the behaviour, it could be stress from moving to another home or he feels threatened by the other cat. If it is that, give him separate quarters and feeding dishes away from the other cat. I would suggest seeing the vet first. They can eliminate any medical problems that could be causing his behaviour.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Me too. Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love cats

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 2 male cats, one if about a year and a half and is fixed and the other is less then a year and isn't fixed. one of them is peeing all over the house and starting arguments between everyone because one cat is mine and the other is a roommates. I recently moved into a new home and brought my cat with me, the other kitten was already living here. its really hard to say who the culprite is... me and my cat have been living here for about 4 months and this started happening about 2 weeks ago, we think it could be the kitten because hes getting about that age where he starts to mature and has a lot of testorone build up because hes not fixed yet, so could it be the younger cat peeing to mark terriroty? Or could it be my cat stressed out about a new home? My cat really likes it here because it's a big place and if its him peeing because of moving to a new home wouldn't he have started doing this when we first started living here? I understand one of them could have health problems but like I said, we don't know which cat it is. what do you guys think?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It could be a bladder infection, that's one of the most common reasons cats start urinating in other places. It hurts them to pee and they associate that pain with the litter box. Take her to the vet so you can eliminate any medical issue. It can be cleared up with a simple medication.

      If it's a behavioural problem, that takes more work. She may be smelling the scent of urine on the cat bed, even if you can't smell it - she can.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have two cats, they are both 7-8 months old. Our girl cat has started to pee on the new cat bed we got them. It doesn't matter where the bed is, she pees in front of me. Every new toy we got them (like a new cat tunel we bought yesterday) she decides to pee on it. Is not like she is marking it, because she goes on squat position and is a propper little lake she leaves behind. I do not know what to do, as her litter box is clean, they are not left alone more than 5 hours a day and are not locked in a room when we are away. They are both in house kittens at the moment. I have washed the bedding several times, but she just keeps going back. Any ideas? Could it be stress because we just redecorated the main room and moved into it? I just can not make any more excuses of what is going wrong, and can not think of anything new in our life since this started.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: If it is in the same area, the cat could be smelling an old scent. The best way to remove it is with a vinegar solution or an enzyme cleaner. It sounds like the cat(s) are reacting to being left alone and are peeing as a reaction. Try cleaning the area thoroughly and perhaps moving the litter box to the area where the cat has been peeing. Also, take them to the vet to eliminate any bladder infections as a cause. I would also remove the dog bed, even if it has been cleaned, a cat could pick up the urine scent and return to that area.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @CatPeeProblems: If he is still having issues with peeing, the vet could prescribe a different medication. One of my elder cats is blind too and she gets around pretty well, all things considered.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have three cats. the last two times we went away someone has peed in the house. The first time we were gone for a month, someone came every two days and cleaned the litter and let them outside for the day every 4th day, I'm assumming it was one of the cats but they peed so much on the dog bed that it saturated through to the carpet underneath, they ped on the hardward floor in the office room and at the front door carpet this was in Oct. This time now Jan we only went away for the wk end and someone peed on the dog bed in the office. How do I find out which one and what do i do to stop this.

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      CatPeeProblems 5 years ago

      Nice Lens.

      I have an elderly male cat who loves to be left alone, hes always been like that. In recent times, we have had problems with the peeing, especially just around the area near his box. One of times he did this, he had a urine infection, and this was quickly solved by a trip to the vets. The problem was, he was allergic to the medication, and subsequently is now blind. He's still bright and runs around, just a bit slower.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like he is stressed about something, could be the new baby or having new people over to the house. I would have him examined for a urinary infection first. If it's behavioural, it's going to take more time to break him of the habit. What you can do is remove the urine odour from clothes/furniture by either using an enzyme cleaner or a vinegar solution. Both remove the odour so the cat doesn't return to the area to mark his scent.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have an 11yr old cat that in the last 8months has begun to...I think pee (although he rubs his rear on a vertical surface and shakes his tail and lifts his back leg). Its beginning to drive me wild! I watch him constantly and move things out of his way that he has been prone to backing into... Sometimes he "pee/sprays" and sometimes there is nothing. The first time he did this was at my daughters (yes we have a toddler now) 1st birthday when he peed on my sister in laws diaper bag (who was having issues with her cats, and has since surrendered both of them, 2 neutered males). Next, a few days later there was pee in my bathtub. Then several times on my daughters dresser, where the diaper bag was. (even though I used about a liter of vinegar to clean) and then now it's happening on the garbage can, on my daughters kitchen set (once), and on legs of chairs!

      Could it be stress?

      Potential stressful facts: We moved into this house 21 months ago (with a 2yr old neutered male), had a baby 20months ago... no issues as of yet.

      Baby started walking... more people over, (I have mommy friends and babies to play on a weekly basis) behaviours started... Operation Spring Cleaning... more behaviours...

      And today, its been 2weeks since a pee incident, he rubbed up against my husbands coat (a trigger) so I removed it from the chair, he walks over to the garbage can and pee!!!!

      HELP!!!! (Is is behavioural, do I have to stop having people over? stop moving furniture around? and buy a new garbage can every incident?!?

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you for reading. I agree all pet lovers have something in common. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Squidoo city is excellent, I spend time checking out other individuals lenses plus love seeing people around...

      I don't have a cat, i have a parrot "African Grey", but problems are same :)

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: They could be marking to ward off the stray cats. Try leaving food outside for the strays and see if that helps any.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @catspyjamas: it is always very different spots. Around the pee, there's some fur which may be my cat's fur or stray cat. I have another problem, my cats get petrified at times when they see stray cats coming into the house and eat their food. But my cats don't really do anything unless its caught off guard.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I would check the first cat for a urinary infection first. They also return to spots where they have "marked". Try an enzyme cleaner or use a vinegar solution to remove the smell. Cats can smell urine that we can't so it's important to remove the odour.

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      catspyjamas 5 years ago

      @anonymous: It sounds like stress to me. Maybe you could try to keep the cats separated until they adjust to each other.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have 4 cats currently. I've found pee ( i think it is pee as it is yellowish but not very strong smell) on the floor in the middle of living hall, walkway, under a table or a chair before and now i am suspecting, there's pee on my bags where one of the cat (the male white one) usually sleep on. I can't be sure that is his pee as he has peed on the basin when i showered him. The rest of my 3 cats (2 female black and a calico) were fine and never peed while i shower them.

      How can I find out who peed? Do i have to bring all 4 cats to the vet to check for urinary infection?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ive had one cat (already neurtered) for a long while then I adopted two more kittens and then when they became 7 months old they made babies together and gave 4 births (one died) so that makes 6 cats altogether. (the parents cat got neutered and spayed then did two of their kids because the last child had descend.) They cooperated really good, til one of my cats (that was not neutered) is hating on my first cat after he became one year old. Been fighting since and then I decided maybe he needs to be neutered. So I took him to the Vet and get him fixed, but he continues attacking my first cat..I have no idea why or how. He pees everywhere now. So i moved out to a new place to see if that will help their behavior and escape the marking at the old place. Nope that did not work. He still pees. What do you think this might be? Stressed? or I should give him a new home with a different owner so he could be separated from my first cat that he is fighting with? What would you do if you were me?

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      catspyjamas 6 years ago

      @Lee Hansen: I hope you can fix his problem. I'd recommend taking him for a check-up first to see if it's a medical problem he's having. I had good luck with using homemade citrus cleaner. Cats hate the smell & will avoid the area.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      We have this peeing problem with our older male cat whenever we leave him home for a few days - he gets upset or angry and so sprays the clothes washer. We're working on this with him and may try the pet odor removers to discourage it but I think he needs some serious counseling. Even his companion kitty can't seem to discourage this bad behavior.

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      latrice17 6 years ago

      Very nice lens. You have great information on how to stop this problem among cat owners.

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      motorpurrr 7 years ago

      Nice lens. Thanks for visiting mine. My cat loves Pawpawties too.

      When ever we get a new cat, one of them gets jealous and pees on the bed. I found putting baby powerder there stops that.

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      We're pretty lucky, but also keep four litter boxes (two in the house, two in the basement). Very nice lens!

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