Question by simple: cat behavioral problem???
I have two cats, a male and female. The spayed female (7 years old) has started urinating allllll over the place. First it started with her peeing on the bed…we locked her out of the bedroom. Then she started peeing in the tub…we locked her out of the bathroom. She started peeing on the couch…we started covering the couch w/a tarp :/. Now she’s started peeing on the floor. For a while it was only when we were gone (so we’d thought about crating her…but never got around to it before:) then she started doing it while we were there looking right at her. The thing about it is, sometimes she goes in the box. And she never craps out of the box. We took her to the vet to see if it was UTI or something and she was fine. Any suggestions? I don’t want to have to get rid of her, but this is getting out of hand. I don’t know what else to do.
BTW, I hadn’t changed litters…a lot of folks ask that. I JUST bought a new one thinking it might help???
In response to the first answer, yes, she is declawed. I did not know that it increases the chances….
To # 2 and others…I am afraid I just can’t pinpoint what is going on. She is otherwise a very content and happy cat. She is loving, gets LOTS of attention, sleeps with us. She’ll snuggle and then get down and pee on the floor. I have been very aware of what’s been going on trying to find something that could be upsetting her, but I simply cannot. I’ll keep looking, though. She also seems to have control over it. It is quite deliberate. Thanks.
Answer by rowser222
First thing she needs to be put into a confined area like a bathroom or someplace without carpet or furniture for her to urinate on with her litterbox for a few days to get used to urinating in her litterbox again. When you let her back out into the rest of the house make sure the litter boxes are cleaned regularly and with 2 cats you should have 2 litterboxes in seperate areas of the house. Any little thing can cause a cat to start urinating out of the box; friends coming over that may have the smell of another cat on their clothing, she might be seeing another cat out the window, if she is declawed that has also been thought to be a risk factor urinating out of the box. There are also sprays and plug-ins that you can get from your vet or pet store that are supposed to release pheromones that encourage the cat to go in the litterbox.
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