Why does my new cat (male) pee every where in the house. I have two other cats, but they don't do this. Only the new cat we got about 6 months ago and he pees everywhere; on the table, on clothes, and on top of the freezer where there are cardboard boxes. What can I do to fix this problem, it's out of control.
Richard from Bear, DE
Is he fixed? Although cats will still spray when fixed, it sounds like a territorial thing to me, that is why they spray. I would do some research on the internet, there are also several products out there that will help with the stopping of spraying. Good luck! (04/08/2007)
Yes he is fixed. We tried some products, but it seems it's not working. Last night he peed on my son's bookbag. (04/09/2007)
Some cats don't like sharing a litter box or will not use it if the box was even the slightest bit soiled. I put a 2nd small litter box in my bathroom (other box was on another floor) and went in there with her shortly after she ate or after she slept a long time. I didn't engage her (took a bath, etc.). Sometimes I scooped her up for a petting, then plopped her in the box. I let her out of the room if she clearly wanted out. She got the idea. (I shooed the other cat away from that room.) Hope that helps! (04/09/2007)
By Mrs. L
If a male cat isn't neutered it will spray out of instinct to mark it's territory. If it is neutered and still sprays it may have already had the habit of spraying prior in which case it may never stop spraying. (04/09/2007)
I have a cat who was peeing around my livingroom. When I called the vet, he said that the cat associates the pain from a urinary tract infection with the litter box and will not go there because it hurts when he pees. My cat is fixed and had never had a problem with this until the last several years. What I do is this, first I give him a tiny bit of milk with a cranberry capsule opened in it. This helps with the infection.
Then I have a throw rug that he likes to pee on; I put that in front and under the litter box with a plastic bag between the throw rug and the carpet underneath. He now uses the litter box most times and if he doesn't, he will pee on the throw rug and I just pick it up and toss it in the wash. (04/10/2007)
Try soaking the area in vinegar that he pees on. This may help. (04/10/2007)
If the vet rules out all things biological, you probably won't change him. A lot of a cat's behavior is affected by what it's mother taught it. Did she have a litter box available to show him? If she was a wild cat, or a barn cat for example, he probably wasn't taught to use one and it simply doesn't matter to him. (04/11/2007)
I just wanted to share some info with you. I have a cat that is about 3 years old and he was born in a barn when we rescued him. He has been fixed. When he was little he used the cat litter box. Then when he got older he was going in one part of the house, I got tired of it and put him outside during the day and let him in at night, now to this day I do not have a problem with him messing in the house. He goes outside and he lets us know when he needs to go. He goes to the front door and meows to be let out even if it is 5am. When he wants in he clings to the front door screen without tearing it and he weights 18 pounds, I have a picture of him for you to see. He is sleeping in a weird way. LOL Animals are smarter than we give them credit for. I love him very much. (05/11/2007)
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