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Cat Peeing Everywhere?

I will explain for the 100th time, no one can help so here goes. I have a 9 month old male cat who always used the litterbox up to about a month ago. Then he started peeing on everything so I took him to the vet where he was checked out (everything OK). I had him fixed while he was there. It has now been a week since getting fixed and he uses the litter pan, but he also pees on whatever he can.

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I clean the litter box once a day (always use the same litter) and change it weekly. I have cleaned everything and even shampooed my carpets. I have tried all the deterrent sprays and homemade one too, they don't seem to bother him at all. I have just spent aproximately 500.00 dollars so I really don't want to get rid of him now. Please help!

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February 3, 20170 found this helpful

Cats mark their territory by urinating. Has something changed in the house (another cat, new dog, new baby?) If nothing has changed, see the vet.

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February 4, 20170 found this helpful

nothing has changed and he was givin a clean bill of health

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February 6, 20170 found this helpful

Wow, you sound really frustrated by this problem. I am so sorry that this is being so frustrating and that nobody can communicate with your cat and then tell you exactly what is wrong with him. The most anyone can do is see common behaviours in other cats who display this behaviour, and most of it probably is stuff you've heard before, but it's all we have - so here goes:

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1) is there ANY POSSIBILITY AT ALL that another cat is now in the area? This does not have to mean that you brought another cat in the house. It merely can mean that there's a feral cat that has taken to wandering around outside your home. Really pay attention to this, because if the vet says he's healthy, he simply is portraying classic territorial behaviour.

It doesn't even have to be another cat - ti can be a racoon, skunk, even random dog. But essentially, any random animal that comes around can set off his territorial thing. Even a rodent infestation might set him off. Fix that problem and you will probably fix your cat.

2) cats can be neutered as early as 2 months of age. This one waited a bit late, so he still had time to learn or express those territorial behaviours common to males. Possibly if he'd been neutered earlier on this would not be happening.

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3) did you really clean everything as well as you claim you have? Cat urine is ridiculously persistent, and it might be in places you can't even imagine. IN order to eradicate it forever, you need to first of all know exactly where it is. For that you might need a black light to locate it, and then attack it: www.petco.com/.../stink-free-dog-stink-finder-super...

Also, if you're not cleaning with enzymatic cleaners, you run the risk of wasting your time. YOU can actually make an enzymatic cleaner with old lemon/orange peels and 3 weeks of your time if you don't want to spend the $18 or whatever it is on a bottle. www.petco.com/.../stink-free-dog-stink-finder-super...

4) he despises your litter pan, or litter. Maybe the litter is too harsh, or uses too-harsh chemicals, or otherwise hurts his paws. Maybe you have one of those domed litterboxes that are meant to make life easier for people but scare most cats. Maybe you recently changed the litter to one he likes less. Maybe you need to put out MORE litter boxes. Maybe you hid the litter box away in a back room, but he also needs a litter box in the living room or other area where he spends a lot of time.

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You really should spend some time watching the show or visiting Jackson Galaxy's site, My Cat From Hell. He has to deal with this sort of thing all the time, and he comes up with great solutions

Best of luck!

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