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Question by chazs
Submitted on 2/22/2004
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why does the cat pee every where now when it never used to?


Answer by Kat Anserz
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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Cats today have become a lot different then what they used to be. Cats weren't kept in homes as much as they are today. Take the males, for example. They urinate everywhere to mark their territory. Females usually do this because they are either not trained or they can't make it to the litter box (it happens!). Also, if you think about it, it's really not that much worse. After all, cats are cats.

 

Answer by grl
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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it's me against my cat...  he pees EVERYWHERE!! i used to rub his nose in the pee, scream at him when I caught him in the act,... then, i read in some article that what I was doing was animal cruelty. I felt so guilty. I banged my head against the wall, but that doesn't take away what I did... yes, indeed, obviously, cats are cats but if I don't stop this, I am going to be forced to give him away!

So here's the question:
      How do I stop my cat from peeing anywhere other than the litter box? I really don't want to neuter him... What SOLUTIONS can anyone give me??

 

Answer by ai
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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Urine marking
Spraying

AffectedAnimals:
Any cat that is at least six months old, the age at which most cats reach sexual maturity. Unneutered males are most likely to spray. Neutered males, unneutered females, and neutered females also may exhibit this behavior.

Overview:
A very common behavioral problem of cats, urine marking accounts for 40 percent of the feline cases brought to veterinary behavioral specialists, according to a recent study. Cats "spray," or conduct in urine marking, when they deposit their urine on prominent objects in order to communicate with other cats. Characteristically, while urine marking, the cat assumes a standing posture and squirts a horizontal stream of urine onto a vertical surface; thus the term "spraying." This behavior, which is normal, is considered problematic to owners when the cat marks indoors, since urine ruins walls, furniture, carpets, and floors; outdoor urine marking, however, is an expected behavior. Male cats that have not been neutered are most likely to urine markóand unfortunately, the urine of a male cat is especially pungent and resistant to odor removers.

Clinical Signs:
Owners may observe their cat "spraying," notice a urine odor, or find evidence of urine on vertical surfaces. Sometimes the urine may be found on horizontal surfaces, but in these instances the urine usually has been deposited on such objects as shoes, clothing or new or unfamiliar items.

Symptoms:
See Clinical Signs.

Description:
Urine marking is a normal social behavior of domestic cats which serves several communication functions depending on the context in which the spraying occurs and the temperament and physiology of the individual cat that is spraying. Contrary to popular belief, spraying does not function to exclude other cats from the marking catís territory; other cats approach rather than avoid sprayed sites. One possible function of urine marking is to serve as an "advertisement" to a potential sexual partner during the mating season, as the urine gives information about the catís identity, age, and mating status.

Diagnosis:
Before a behavioral diagnosis is made, the regular veterinarian must rule out possible medical problems that might be causing the catís spraying behavior, such as urinary tract and metabolic diseases. Blood tests, a urinalysis, and other diagnostic procedures may be ordered.



The next step is for the behavioral veterinary specialist or veterinarian to distinguish between urine marking and urination by either observing the catís posture or by noting the location of the deposited urineówhether it is on a horizontal or vertical surface. A diagnosis of urine marking can be made if, while urinating, the cat stands with its rear legs very straight so that its hindquarters are slightly higher than the rest of its body. A marking cat also holds its tail either straight up or directed forward at a 45 degree angle, quivers its tail, and makes treading movements with its feet. Occasionally, a cat may mark in a squatting posture. In addition, subtle behavioral differences from those manifested during urination may be observed. For example, the marking cat usually only sniffs the area before expressing urine rather than both before and after, as occurs with urination.

Prognosis:
Castration stops or greatly reduces urine marking in 87 percent of intact males that spray. Generally, cats will cease spraying within two weeks after undergoing this procedure; however, improvement may not occur for up to six months in some cats. The use of medication such as Valium or Buspar along with environmental and behavioral controls results in a 75 percent reduction of spraying in most cats. Unfortunately, urine marking does tend to recur, despite the initial success of treatment. Continuous treatment with medication does not necessarily prevent recurrences and is not recommended due to the increased likelihood of side effects with prolonged usage.

Transmission or Cause:
Genetic differences in cats are partially responsible for the individual differences in spraying behavior among cats. Facilitated by the male hormone testosterone, urine marking occurs primarily as a response to stimuli from other cats because the presence of urine odor may initiate and perpetuate spraying within the household. Thus, cats that live in multiple cat households are much more likely to spray than cats that live in single cat homes; the incidence of spraying in single cat households is 25 percent, while in households or facilities containing 10 or more cats, the incidence is measured at 100 percent. Once spraying develops within the home, there is often a learned association between spraying and specific sites, which then become established "marking-posts."

Treatment:
For unneutered cats, neutering by itself is often effective in eliminating or greatly reducing urine marking. In neutered cats that spray, however, environmental, behavioral and pharmacological management is required.



Urine marking occurs in sexual, territorial and competitive contexts. Treatment requires first identifying the specific social or environmental factors that trigger the marking and then both limiting the catís exposure to those factors and reducing its response to them.

Environmental management involves making changes in the household that reduce the catís exposure to arousing stimuli. For example, when the presence of stray or neighbor cats triggers spraying, it is necessary to either block the catís view of those cats or to use repelling devices to keep the other cats away. Sometimes it is possible to work out a "traffic control" schedule with neighbors to reduce the catsí exposure to one another.



In multiple cat households, reducing the number of cats can be helpful, but this option often is undesirable to owners. Hostility between household cats must be identified and reduced, using behavior modification, spacing techniques, and medication. Fortunately, by increasing the availability of vertical space, the impact of having† multiple cats within the same house may be diminished; providing access to elevated perches and hiding places often is beneficial. Setting out multiple food and water bowls and litter boxes also may help reduce competition among the cats and consequently the motivation to urine mark.



If specific sites are used as marking-posts, the catís access to them must be blocked. Another option is to change the sitesí significance to the cat: Feliway, a synthetic facial pheromone behavior modification product that is now available from veterinarians, is helpful in converting urine marking posts to face-rubbing posts. It is also important to eliminate the odor of urine in order to manage a catís marking behavior. Odor removal products obtained through a veterinarian often provide the best results. In cases in which urine has soaked through to the carpet padding or has permeated wood flooring, removal and replacement may be required to eliminate the odor.



A catís response to arousing stimuli also can be reduced through a desensitization process developed in conjunction with an individual behavior modification program developed by a professional with experience in veterinary behavior. Punishment is not helpful and in fact may increase the frequency of spraying.



Pharmacological treatment is necessary in the management of spraying that is unresponsive to neutering and other treatments. There are several different classes of drugs that can be beneficial: benzodiazepines such as Valium, tricyclics such as Elavil, selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors such as Prozac, and Buspar, a drug in the class of azaperones. The decision use to drugs should not be decided casually, as there are potential side effects with all of these medications.

Prevention:
Neutering is a recommended preventive measure because intact male cats have the highest incidence of urine marking. Limiting the number of cats in the household also will help limit the social stimuli associated with marking behavior. In multiple cat households, it is helpful to reduce the potential for competition and thus a need to mark territory by providing adequate vertical space, perches, hiding places, and multiple litter boxes and feeding bowls.

http://www.vetcentric.com/reference/encycEntry.cfm?ENTRY=16&COLLECTION=EncycIllness&MODE=full

 

Answer by tawny
Submitted on 9/15/2004
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My cat is two years old and she has been peeing on my carpet for who knows how long.  She uses the litter box too but I don't know if she could be sick or just mad about something.  I am not going to give her away I just need some help.

 

Answer by Kay B.
Submitted on 9/26/2004
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I have read your answer on cats urinating but unfortunately it doesn't help me.  I have 2 cats, a mother (burmilla) and son (burmilla / tabby tom cross). The male is the problem.  He is 4 years old and neutered. Is very timid, has never been yelled at or hit.  Was frightened by a large Tom cat when a kitten, came into the house and urinated on the carpet in my office (sitting position not spraying).  I cleaned the carpet thoroughly (although the smell was impossible to lose).  He repeated the behavior on and off for no apparent reason. Also uses the litter tray. We used the pheromone spray (it didn't work). We pulled up the carpet and laid vinyl - that didn't work (although its easier to clean). We blocked off that part of the house - that worked.  He went back to the litter tray, then 3 months ago he started waking us up at 3 or 4am, I would put him on the litter tray, sit there with him until he would go - all seemed to work.  After a couple of weeks the weather changed and the sun was rising earlier so I started letting him outside at 5.30am  - all seemed to be working fine... Then this morning he came into our bedroom, meowed once and then squatted on the carpet and urinated.  We have already had to replace the carpet in the office... now I have this disgusting smell in my bedroom.  PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME.  My initial thought was he was urinating when he was frightened but he would do it even when there was no reason for him to be scared of anything. I have spoken to our Vet and they just gave me the pheromone spray.  WHAT CAN I DO????

 

Answer by kaat1220
Submitted on 12/2/2004
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this is to the person whose cat was peeing everywhere but they do not want to neuter the cat?

this is the most irresponsible thing I have heard today?

do you have any idea how many kittens a male cat will create?

do you know how many litters of kittens are brought into animal services to be put down?

do you know how many kittens are born outdoors and that are diseased?

yet, you don't want to get your cat fixed?

are you going to take care of those kittens?

you are part of the problem not the solution.

it is people like you that cause there to even be a need for animal services.

shame on you!

 

Answer by catowner woes
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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My almost 10 year old neutered burmese/siamese cat is suddenly peeing in the seat corner of a leather reclyner we have had for 3 years, and scratching the backrest part as well. I washed the area thouroughly with Pinesol yesterday and he did it again today. He was a very good cat until now. He is mostly an indoor cat.He seems healthy and uses his litterbox. He is our only pet. Can you tell me what's going on?

Mary
mcmary@rocketmail.com

 

Answer by Random
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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Your cat pees everywhere because it hates you.  Incidentally, it's also working on getting several of the neighbourhood children to come in and start crapping on your bed as well.

 

Answer by Fallon
Submitted on 2/1/2005
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I have a cat and he used to go poo on the floor every day, we would rub his nose in it and yell at him when we caught him in the act, but it didn't seem to stop him from doing it. At the time we were using expensive silica cat litter so we decided to try just a regular cheap litter.  He has not gone poo on the floor since.  Hope this helps!

 

Answer by lilkarenfl
Submitted on 2/21/2005
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my cat is urinating on my couch.  he will also urinate on clothing left on the floor.  He is still going in the box though...  I'm assuming he's just marking or being angry at me... am I right?

 

Answer by Monique
Submitted on 4/3/2005
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I have had our cat for over a year and no problems. We got a puppy a month ago and now he poops on the carpet. I have to lock him in the back room so he can't ruin our carpet. He cries to come out of the room. I don't want to get rid of him; what should I do?

 

Answer by kaganj
Submitted on 4/21/2005
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I too have the same issue with my cat. It's definetely urination. I'm at my wits end. I did leave him for a few weeks but have been home for over a month now. He pees near his food in the kitchen, he pees next to his box in the middle of the bathroom, he pees in the corners of the hallway...........Get Serious is a good product to get rid of the smell but it's not stopping him. HELP!

 

Answer by Brittani
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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I don't have an answer, I have a question. Our cat Abby, who we have had for about 2 years, suddenly started peeing on EVERY bed in the house! But we recently just adopted a new dog, could it be Abby trying to tell us she doesn't like the dog? Help. My mom wants to get rid of her NOW.

 

Answer by Baby*Crazy
Submitted on 5/6/2005
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Ok, I understand the cat marking thing but here is my issue. I have a male kitten who IS neutered. He does not 'Mark' Things.. and he doesnt pee on the walls or anything like that. He pees in the shower, in the tub and in my sinks. I am getting soooo fed up with it!!! I clean his litter constantly, have changed his litter a billion times, have screamed at him, locked him away when I caught him in the act. NOW what do I do??????

 

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Submitted on 6/23/2005
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Answer by Lori
Submitted on 7/18/2005
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My cat stopped peeing on our leather sofa after we scrubbed it down with a strong lysol solution, spritzed the sofa with Nature's Miracle (when it dries, the pee smell goes away) and finally got the Felaway Behavioral modification spray. We are spraying Felaway a few times a day and the peeing has stopped, the shower curtain is off the sofa and best of all the two cats are getting along beautifully. If only felaway made something for people!

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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I have also been frustrated with my male cat not only marking but blatantly urinating on surfaces. If it were a light spraying, I wouldn't mind nearly as much. I've gotten cat beds for him and he'll squat down and pee on it (drenching it) he's done this to several surfaces (usually anything with an opening) such as a suitcase, bag, box or container of any kind. I know he knows it's wrong because he runs like heck whenever he sees me coming after he's done something. He's ruined a suitcase, some pillows on the couch, at least two cat beds, and I just found a cassette holder that he peed in (all over the tapes). It is more than inconvenient. It ruins things and costs money.
Also, on occasion (more recently than ever) he has not been defecating in the litter box consistently. We have an automatic litter box, so it cleans itself (with some maintenance) so I don't think it's because it's dirty. Could they be scared of the mechanism or could their aversion to litter be that bad? I'm incredibly worried because if they (I think it's the male, since I never see the female peeing or doing anything out of the litter box) exhibit this kind of behavior how bad will it be when I have my baby in December? (I'm 5 months pregnant). They are naturally scaredy despite our attempts to acclimate them over the past two years (they're 2 years old) . They seem to accept us for the most part, but they still do strange things like this. The female pulls fur off of her back in sometimes frightening quantities, but luckily she has seemed to settle down that behavior. I think I may bring them into the vet, but I have a feeling that nothing will be resolved. It seems very behavioral. Hmmm I wonder if there's a "cat training school" I can bring the cats to. ehhee.  

Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't want to leave a bassinet or baby toy somewhere and come back to find it drenched in cat urine or something. Nor do I want to have to hide everything from the cats. Unsanitary and not cost effective...

Gracias, Hannah

 

Answer by Tam
Submitted on 7/27/2005
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I have a 7 month old son and when I took him with me to stay at my parents house for two weeks on vacation and left my husband home with the cat, the cat pee'don my sons pillow and blanket that was on the floor. When we got home she was happy to see us and no more problems until I went back to work and my son is gone for the day at his grandma's house and my cat pee'don all of my son's play area including the pillows and blanket. Can my cat be telling me that she's mad that my son isn't there anymore??? Is that possible???

 

Answer by Sue
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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Why does one of my female cats pee on my husbands clothing and how can I get her to STOP!?

 

Answer by marinaluvscats
Submitted on 10/6/2005
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Help!! i have a female cat who is about 8 yrs old she is fixed but she keeps peeing outside of the litterbox!! in the same exact spot!! what is the problem? None of my other cats do that!! What can i do to prevent this?

 

Answer by Jeni
Submitted on 10/8/2005
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My cat only pee'son the couch.  He never did this before however, I moved into a new place with a new roommate who has a dog.  Could the dog be causing stress for my cat which is causing him to pee on the couch? Also, if anyone has tried deferment spray please let me know how it worked.  I have resovle which says eliminates odors but doesn't seem to work with my cat.  
Thank You

 

Answer by dr chad
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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give him a litter diaper that'll solve the problem

 

Answer by cat be gone
Submitted on 10/30/2005
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My wife has 3 cats and they all seem to be culperates on the pee game. I have found for some reason they prefer my Military gear. Makes for sour looks when I have to turn it in. Any help too eliviate this problem would be great.

 

Answer by Andre
Submitted on 11/1/2005
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I have a total of 3 cats (2 males and 1 female) in a 2 bedroom apartment. The female cat is starting to urinate everywhere, and it's only began within the last month or so, and she never use to do that.

I thought that it might of been the cat litter box, so I began to clean the litter box on a daily base. One day I just emptied the litter, washed the container and put fresh litter and within 30 minutes, she urinated 10 feet away from the box. I am now becoming more frustrated since the other night she urinate in my bed while I was sleeping.

Does anyone have any suggestion, or should I visit my local Vet?

 

Answer by Wattsy
Submitted on 11/4/2005
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Answer by Gerry
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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my cat is about 12 years old. he is fixed and has been for a while, yet he still continues to pee everywhere.  we recently introduced a new member of the house hold.  could that be the reason?  or maybe it could be just old age?

 

Answer by somebody
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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my cat pees everywhere. to stop this from happening i started letting it outside and it stopped peeing everywhere. it hasn't peed outside of its litter box for a long time. (about 1 month so far.)

 

Answer by naghme
Submitted on 12/27/2005
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my male cat is neutered when he was 3 months old ,now he is 1 and 1/2 year old and recently he has been peeing in random places and he sits and pees he is not spraying! whats going on please help! mahalo.

 

Answer by Beenie Benson
Submitted on 1/23/2006
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My cat is getting fixed this Friday and we are so mad he is peeing everywhere even on me!!

 

Answer by ..
Submitted on 1/27/2006
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i dont like to pee

 

Answer by Elvira
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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My 12 yr old female cat wets a towel on the floor or will wet on my bed if she is not happy with her litter box.  I have 2 other cats and 3 boxes total.  One litter box is an automatic box that no one has used in several weeks.  I clean out the boxes every other day normally.  This time she wet on the towel, I had cleaned out her box the last three days in a row (the night before in fact).  Why is she doing this?  Do I need to get 2 more boxes to keep her happy? Please help. I am so frustrted with her that I don't even want her near me now.

 

Answer by wah wah
Submitted on 4/10/2006
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yea this really sucks when a cat pees all over and its like ahhhhhhhhhh but then i just take febreeze and the smell goes away(then i shampoo my carpets) BOO YEAAA

 

Answer by miles
Submitted on 4/17/2006
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we have the same problem described above except our cat is neutered and her peeing has spread from just outside the box to all over our apartment. I tried making her previous spots undesirable with double sided tape and aluminum foil but it didn't stop her. Also, it's ruining our wood floors!

IT sounds like our next course of action is getting her on meds from the vet to try to control it but that doesn't seem like a long term solution for an already neutered cat that still displays this behavior. Is this our last resort?

 

Answer by amy
Submitted on 5/22/2006
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I have three female cats not yet fixed about one years old. They mostly go in the litter box but sometimes else where. Like my brand new carpet, the floor next to the drier(hard wood) on top of wires and extension cords. I clean the litter everyday and there is no cover on it! I don't want to have to get rid of one of my babies, What can I do? WILL Spaying help? or are they just dirty cats???

 

Answer by Milkshake
Submitted on 6/12/2006
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Yous are all sick sick basterds

 

Answer by ej
Submitted on 7/4/2006
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my female spayed,outdoor mostly, adopted cat is peeing every where. Any solutions?

 

Answer by carolyn
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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i have another question.
i read all these and i still cannot get my cat to stop peeing on the couch. she is female, has been neutered two years ago, and i don't understand why she does it. how can i get her to stop?

 

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Submitted on 7/27/2006
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Answer by Sharleen
Submitted on 7/31/2006
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Cats today have become a lot different then what they used to be. Cats weren't kept in homes as much as they are today. Take the males, for example. They urinate everywhere to mark their territory. Females usually do this because they are either not trained or they can't make it to the litter box (it happens!). Also, if you think about it, it's really not that much worse. After all, cats are cats.
Anyway, why do people say cats are cats?

 

Answer by heaven
Submitted on 8/11/2006
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my brother some times misses aim of the toilet and   pees on the floor or the bowl so then my cat pees on top of that  they must smell it

 

Answer by DB
Submitted on 8/15/2006
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My cats use to occasionally pee on the sofa. At that time I would change my cat box every other day.  Since I started changing my litter box EVERY day, they haven't done it anymore.

 

Answer by choccy_monster
Submitted on 9/23/2006
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I have a question - how do I get rid of the smell of cat pee????

 

Answer by Prinzess
Submitted on 10/1/2006
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Okay my cat is neutered, has been for a long time, but will not use litter box, he will pee straight on floor if he has to but prefers soft things like clothing and stuff. We are at our wits end, he has even peed on the couch.  What options do we have?

 

Answer by belly up
Submitted on 11/10/2006
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my cat pooped in the grown up potty today. i am so proud.

 

Answer by kelly
Submitted on 12/16/2006
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I think you should send him to a cat trainer and get him back if you really love him.

 

Answer by Leigh4cat
Submitted on 12/22/2006
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Hello Everyone.... I want to first start by the litter at petstores called
Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Cat Litter

You can find this cat litter at online big pet stores.  

It attracts cats back to their litter box...Also there are plug ins that calm cats that are spraying....
Comfort Zoneģ with Feliwayģ Plug-In and Refills

Also do you keep kitty's litter box clean and how many other cats are in the house?

 

Answer by lee
Submitted on 12/24/2006
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I found this thread when I was trying find a solution to my beloved cats peeing problem.
Fluffy is 4 years old and a indoor outdoor cat.
He is such a loving good natured kitty, we love him so much.
But he pees all over the garage, he pees on anything plastic, and tonight I found a huge puddle of pee all over my vacumm, which I had stored in the garage ( really huge puddle) he actually peed into the vents, it was disgusting. He always pees huge amounts outside the door in the garage that leads into the house, and it is a cement floor. I love animals but I hate cat pee. Last week he was in my room sniffing around my dirty cloth hamper when suddenly he sprayed all over my curtains, hamper and wood floor. It was yet again disgusting, late at night and I had no choice but to take down my sheers and hand wash them in the bathtub and scrub everything up as much as I could.
I have tried Urine out and all cat odor products, and I keep the litter boxes clean... ( oh he pees on my tools too on my work bench) the feliway stuff I have 3 bottles of and he seems to love the smell of it, he sniffs that stuff and actually pees where I spray it. ( has anyone else had that happen??) My 2 beloved cats have ruined furniture by scatching it to bits and my dog actually ruined my carpet over time peeing in the same spot all the time.
( I took her from my sister, they couldn't handle the excitable peeing problem she has, she is a sweet older dog)
If it wasn't for my 3 kids who adore the animals, I would try to find homes for them.
I hate the smell of urine and my garage permantly smells like it, and Im sure the house does a little. I love a clean fresh smelling house, so this had been very hard.
I really do understand the people who had to put down their pets. It is really a serious problem and there seems to be no real solution.
I went to the vet and he said my cat was healthy and fine and that drugs worked just sometimes and they don't even understand why or how. So Im stuck.
I love my cat, but Im getting tired of all the pee. I found this article very helpful, I can see now my cat is spraying for sure.
His sister is my other cat and he is very agressive with her sometimes. ( like trying to get sexual) even though he is fixed. She is very hostile to him when he does that.
My neighborhood is loaded with cats so I guess I see no solution at this point.
Im not letting him in the house as much, though he is such a sweetie. ( big orange tabby cat)

 

Answer by rae
Submitted on 1/8/2007
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try searching "cat peeing problem" on a Google search and the first thing that u find is a perfect sight,, trust me! *www.thecatsite.com

 

Answer by hugabug
Submitted on 1/19/2007
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I have a female pedigree persian, she pees in the house at any given opportunity, & she poos as well, no matter how long she is out in the courtyard, where she has 2 trays & access to lawn, she will get inside & within 5 minutes you can garantee she will have either peed, pooped r both, always in the bathroom on the tiles. Im in a wheelchair & im finding this increasingly difficult to fend. Ive tried blocking access (this is not her original spot), but she just went & started toileting in a deifferent spot. ive tried keeping her out of the house, she jumps at the wire door handle until it opens..... HELLLLLLLLPPPPPPPP!!!!!!

 

Answer by moe
Submitted on 1/22/2007
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I'm concerning putting my cat down, his name is Midnight he just started urinating on our new carpet almost 8 months ago. I even bought a new litter box and placed it where he urinates on the carpet (which is my dining room).  he does use the box to to go poop, but that it.  I have another cat but she has her own box and they have their own food dishes,she mostly stay upstairs because is is scared of Midnight  (He can be a little mean at times).  Both cats are fixed, I even took Midnight to the vet and had test ran, he is perfectly healthy.  He even goes outside on nice days and roams the yards.  I love my cat he is going on nine years old this spring, I had him since he was six weeks old. I can no longer put up with this behavior.  I can't even use my dining room due to the smell. Any suggestion?

Moe

 

Answer by cdink
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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if you would have neutered him at or before 6 months you would not even had this problem why not neuter him it is beneficial in more then one way, 1. little to no spraying (still chance they will spray if neutered at older age) 2. cant get testicular cancer 3. lowers need to roam 4. one less male to impregnate a female so  MANY less litters. 4. more attention to you and less to wanting to get a female.

all good ideas, but if you want him to stop spraying i would just give him away because i as a vet tech am unsure of any ways other than neutering to stop this marking. and cat pee has a horrible oder, i feel for you, my cat was 8 years-ish when i found him and he is neutered but still likes to urinate in the dirt of my plants. lets just say i don't have many plants left.

 

Answer by omarsmom
Submitted on 3/9/2007
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My male Bengal is 5 and started spraying all over the house on doors and furniture a year ago. I have tried Feliway and seen him spraying on the diffuser. I was going to euthanize him as a last resort. My vet has suggested Buspar and so tomorrow will start that therapy. I found your information extremely well written compared to others online. Thanks and I will update Omar's situation.

 

Answer by blackkryptonite
Submitted on 3/14/2007
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My cat is a 4 year old neutered male that for no apparent reason will pee in random ares of my apartment.  I can't figure it out but any sort of discipline does not work so I don't know what to do but I've had it with him. I love my little cat and in a lot of ways he's a dear friend that offers a lot of love and affection but when he turns around and pees right in the doorway of my closet I want to kill him.  And the bad thing about it is that I keep his litter box super clean, there are no other cats in the house and he's fixed.  He just picked a new spot this morning after about a month of not peeing anywhere and it really made me angry because now I know I'm going to have to live with him doing that in that spot several more times before it comes to an end.  And I'll spend loads of money on cleaning supplies and endure a lot of unnecessary stress because of this now.  It's rather heart breaking especially when you do so much for them. I just can't figure it out but i do know I won't be getting my ridiculous pet deposit back now.  Anyone have a suggestion short of getting rid of him?  I've yet to find too many good answers for this problem so I'm not going to hold my breath.

 

Answer by notyme
Submitted on 3/19/2007
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I have a young female cat that is going pee in her litterbox as well as on any clothing that may be lying on the floor.  What might be causing this.  I am afraid my husband is going to get rid of her if she does not stop.

 

Answer by notyme
Submitted on 3/20/2007
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First I would check with the vet to make sure their is not a medical situation for the reason your cat might be going everywhere.

 

Answer by lisa
Submitted on 3/29/2007
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my cat sprays even when he is not in heat or when he is ready to mate . he sprays my bedding if i have just washed it . and sometimes my cousin brings over his kitten to play with our cat ... is that what is causing him to spray ?

 

Answer by Punkey
Submitted on 5/5/2007
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There is only one female in the house and the male  1 yr  is starting to spray frequently and there seems no way to stop him,  i cant let him out because he comes back injured when he has managed to escape.
I don't know what to do,  I* have been thinking of getting the invisible fence and putting a collar on him,  do you think that would w.work?  and he could stay outside

 

Answer by D
Submitted on 5/27/2007
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What do I do about A neutered male that just squats everywhere ?

 

Answer by pat
Submitted on 6/6/2007
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my male cat who is fixed just started peeing everywhere when we got a male dog

 

Answer by Barney
Submitted on 6/9/2007
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My cat is a female and is not fixed, but she pees everywhere! It smells and it's disgusting!! I want to get her fixed, but we doubt that would help. What should I do?

 

Answer by tried of my cat peeing
Submitted on 6/13/2007
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if my cat don't stop peeing she has to go i have an 9 month old baby and don't need him crawling around in pee spots all day what can i do so i don't have this problem anymore

 

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