My cat keeps peeing on the floor. I clean her kitty litter but she just keeps going for the floor! HELP?
katie from Ferryland, NL
I have had the same problem with my cat. First you need to rule out a urinary tract infection. The vet will get a urine sample and test it. If that is it they can give her medicine for that. If that isn't it, be sure to clean the area where she has urinated with a product that will eliminate the urine smell (there are lots out there, I have not found one better than the other).
She may also not like the particular litter you are using. You can try other types. Nothing stopped my cat from doing it, he just kind of stopped on his own. I used puppy pads in the area where he would pee which was right in front of the litter box, and he used those for several months until he decided to use the box again. Good luck! (07/06/2006)
I had the same problem. I cleaned the area well that he had peed on and then I put his cat food bowls right on top of that area for several weeks. Cats will not mess around their food dishes. I then changed to a different cat litter and that took care of my problem. My cat will not use the litter when it gets too messy or too wet, so keep the litter box cleaned out. Best to you! (07/10/2006)
Try another brand of litter. Cats are particular about that, one of mine is very fussy about that. Also, if there's been urine on the floor once it is very hard to remove the smell. Even though it may smell clean to you, the cat can smell it because their sense of smell is 50X greater than ours. Don't use bleach it's ammonia type smell is reminiscent of the ammonia smell in cat urine and may encourage them to pee there again. Go to a pet supply store for a product designed to remove urine odors. If non of these seem to be a factor your cat may have a urinary problem of some sort, such as an infection. If you see your cat struggle to urinate it may have a more serious condition and you'll need to get to the vet pronto. (07/10/2006)
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