Cat Urinating on Countertop?

I have 3 cats who use a cat flap which is always open. They also have litter indoors to use as when there was no litter in the house 1 cat would pee on the carpet. The litter very regularly gets used. Recently over the past few months I have noticed pee on the kitchen counter. I don't know if it's one of my cats or if it is another cat coming in through the cat flap. I am now locking the flap at night.


I have never see the cat pee on the counter. All 3 cats seem healthy with no other noticeable issues so I wouldn't know which one to take to the vet. How would I stop this behaviour? Any ideas? My cats are all around 9 years of age and have never urinated on the counter before. Any help would be appreciated.

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October 20, 20170 found this helpful
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Here is a few things to check to see if this helps:

  1. You don't know if it is actually one of your cats or a stray cat that is coming in your home to pee on your coutertop. Therefore, you will need to find out if it is one of your cats or a stray.
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  3. Try isolating each of the cats in an area alone with a litter box. Check to make sure you have no more pee on the countertop when you let them out.
  4. If you don't find pee you'll know for sure it is one of your cat's doing this.
  5. Now you need to find out which one. In order to do this you will need to isolate one of them alone in a room with a littler box. Check to see if you have pee.
  6. If you still do then it means one of the other two cats is doing this. Keep isolating one to find out who is doing this.
  7. Now that you know which cat it is you will need to determine why they won't use their litter box.
  8. Have you changed the litter that you used? If you haven't then it is another reason.
  9. Examine your cat's feet. Check to see if your cat has an ingrown nail or a sore foot.
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  11. Normally if they do this means they won't use the litter box because it is hurting their feet when they dig in the litter.
  12. You might need to take a urine sample to the vet and have it tested. One of your cats could be sick and you don't realize it.
  13. As some cat's get older they can have stress related issues. Do you notice that one of the cat's has been stressed or acting differently?
  14. Last one is are you gone when the cat pees on the countertop or are you home when this happens?
  15. If you are away from home when this happens one way is to keep the cats in a room with thier litter box when you are gone. Only let them out when you arrive home again. Keep the cat door locked when you are not home.
February 1, 20200 found this helpful

Set up a camera to find out who it is!


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October 20, 20170 found this helpful

9 years old is an aging cat. I would go to the vet to make sure there are no incontinence issues. If you lock your cat flap and see there is no more problem, then you know for sure it was a strange cat.


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October 23, 20171 found this helpful

Cat peeing on counter.

Step 1
If it is a male have him neutered,it may solve it .

Step 2
Since you have more than one they may be marking their territory.


Step 3
Get an enzyme spray to clean where they are peeing,that attracts them to keep doing it if you don't clean it with enzyme cleaner.

Step 4
Then buy a cat repellent and spray it around the house.

Step 5
Mix 1:1 to apple cider vinegar and water.You can substitute vinegar for citronella,or lavender.

Step 6
Spray all over the house.


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