My Cat Pees Everywhere

My cat is a female almost 2 years old. She likes to pee in 3 rooms. The bathroom, laundry room, and kitchen. Fortunately, she doesn't pee on the carpets, but I'm starting to get real mad here now. It's been this way now for 5 months, ever since we got her. I keep cleaning the pee areas with vinegar, but that seems to just make the room smell real bad. It works for about 2 or 3 days.

Her litter box is in the laundry room and she pees on the other side of the room right across from it. I'm a pretty tidy guy, always cleaning my house and I try to keep the litter box cleaned out almost every night.

We moved her litter box a few times from the bathroom to the laundry room. But this problem started before we even moved the litter box for the first time. Also my brother was staying with me in my spare tiny bedroom/closet. I've never let the cat in there. she got in there and sure enough. peed all over his bed, pillows and his clothes. I'm to the point where I'm about ready to give the cat away. but my girlfriend would kill me if i did that. I've been thinking about making her a outside kitty. but I live in a apartment and it's not the best place to let a cat wonder around to, its dog heaven here.

So any ideas would be appreciated.



My Cat Pees Everywhere

I used to work for a vet. Maybe she has health problems. That happens a lot if the cat has any kidney problems, like stones, etc. Try taking her to the vet,and maybe you won't have to to mad any more. (02/01/2005)

By sheila

My Cat Pees Everywhere

Try using party balloons that are blown up where she pees, tape them to the ground and when she scratches they will pop thus maybe scaring her. Another option may be citrus peels where she pees, cayenne pepper. Not sure if this works for cats but it worked for my dog. but baking soda helps to get rid of smell, shake some down and add some water, forming a paste. let it sit then scrub with liquid laundry soap. (02/01/2005)

By babywontsleep.

My Cat Pees Everywhere

Please take your cat to a Vet. Urinary problems do cause cats to not use kitty litter pans. (02/01/2005)


My Cat Pees Everywhere

Balloons? Heavens no, please take her to a Vet, it sounds like she has health problems. (02/01/2005)

By ILuvDobes

My Cat Pees Everywhere

Definitely take her to a vet. Our pets can't tell us when they are not feeling well. Also, if a pet is stressed it will act abnormal. My friend's cat was being teased, unknown to her, by one of her son's friends. Her cat started urinating all over the house. It took a while to cure this problem once she found out what was happening. Pets can sometimes become emotional and act out in a negative manner. (02/01/2005)

By mkymlp

My Cat Pees Everywhere

Another idea is perhaps she doesn't like the cat litter. The litter might be hard on her paws or perhaps it is scented and she doesn't like that. (02/01/2005)

By Maryanne

My Cat Pees Everywhere

She needs to go to a vet - most likely she has a urinary tract infection. When a cat has a UTI, it will not use the litter box. Good luck! (02/01/2005)

By Barb

My Cat Pees Everywhere

Is she spayed? Cats who aren't fixed WILL mark their territory because it is part of the mating ritual. You can't fight nature! Get her fixed, if she isn't already. Though that is no guarantee she will give up the behavior, now that she has begun it (if that is the reason). If she has gone into heat, or is in heat, that is a good clue.

Either way, she needs to see a vet. Everyone who said that is right. Sicknees is always a first consideration.

Also, this is all assuming you have no other cats and no dogs. If you do, the situation could be different. They could be keeping her away from the litter box or if she is at the bottom of the "totem pole" (cats have a hierarchy in their groups, so do dogs, and they will act this dynamic out with each other in domestic situations) she may be fighting for a leg up. Marking territory is a way of doing that.

You have to remember that to a cat, peeing is more than excreting waste. It is also a means of communication and a way to mark your territory and a way to show others how healthy (or not) you are (and thereby a desirable mate). So all of those factors can go into a litter box problem.

Good luck!

Heather (02/02/2005)

By plantgirl848

My Cat Pees Everywhere

I had the same problem with my cat. I used to keep the litter box in the hallway and I think she didn't like the placement. Sometimes if the box is in a small room, the cat might feel confined. I moved the litter box into a bigger room, changed the type of litter and added some 'Cat Attract' litter (used for training kittens to go in the box) and it worked wonders! (02/22/2005)

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