Recently, my roommate and I decided to get two kittens. They are brothers and now, they are about 2 to 3 months old. We got them at 5 weeks old, and yes that is young, but they were going to be left in a box on the side of the road.
Flick is fine. He uses the litter box every time. Finn, on the other hand, recently started peeing on the floor. However, sometimes he will go in the litter box. No poop, just pee. Before, he was using the litter box fine. We haven't moved it or anything. Please help. How do we stop this?
By Britini from London, ON
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By Maryeileen 11/13/2009
He needs to be seen by a vet; in fact, as with any new pets, they should be taken to a vet for a check-up and any necessary vaccinations.
By Colleen Stuchal 11/13/2009
I agree with the others, he may be sick. Also try giving him his own box. Some cats refuse to share the litter boxes.
By Penny 11/13/2009
Some cats also do not like to share a litter box or if they think its dirty they also will not use it or it could be he is sick try a second litter box and have your vet check him out good luck and take care.
By Susan 11/13/2009
Another thing is to neutralize the area that the cat peed on with vinegar and water. Never use any cleaning product with ammonia as cat urine is ammonia and they will go back to the same spot.
By Susan 11/13/2009
Sounds like a urinary tract infection. I have 2 cats and had this same situation one time. Please take him to the vet.
By Sandra 11/10/2009
He may be sick. I would take him to a vet. Have you changed the brand of litter you are using?
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I have a cat who is 2 years old, he was neutered when he was 6 months old. In the last year he has started peeing on the floor. Sometimes next to his litter box even. I have to remind him to go to his litter box. Do you have any solutions for this problem or a way explain the change in behavior?
Cecile from Canada
I'd check anything you use on a piece of carpet in a closet or out of the way place first to make sure it doesn't change the color of the carpet.
There are also enzyme products like Nature's Miracle that work, also. The problem with carpets is that they are thick and there is also padding and flooring beneath. Make sure that you get down to the flooring with whatever you use to really get rid of the smell. Any little bit left, even if you can't smell it, still smells like the place to do it to the pet. (12/12/2001)
Home depot sells carpet runner. Get the stuff that is 49 cents a foot and place over his "Favorite" spots (cats don't like to get their paws wet).
Place a litter pan over his favorite spots. I just went through this myself. I even got an under the bed box and filled it with 35pounds of litter. I have six litter boxes in the area that was used for a bathroom and covered the area with runner, and set pans on top. Be patient. oust full strength or if you catch him baking soda immediately as it draws the pee out and then after it is somewhat dry remove from carpet and pour a liberal amount of oust on the spot. My hoover was operating overtime. Good luck and within three weeks this should improve things. I realize it is not the quick fix and of course remember the treats and praise when he uses the box.
P.S. When the enzyme cleaners work it can smell worse, just re-clean the area 24 hours later. Good luck. (09/22/2004)
By Mother of Pee Queen
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