Cats Urinating on Countertops?

I am not sure which of my cats is doing this behavior. About 3 or 4 times a week we find puddles on our countertops. We have been using tin foil to block things, but they pee on it or near it. We use disinfectants to clean and an odor deterrent, but it doesn't seem to matter. All the litter boxes are always clean. This is a multiple cat household. Help please!


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October 16, 20170 found this helpful
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From reading your question it appears you are already doing a lot that responders are suggesting but in a situation like this, sometimes just simple changes will help.

  • Do all of your cats have a clean bill of health? Vets say that sometimes cats that have a urinary tract infection will do things out of the ordinary to try to let someone know they are in pain.
  • Perhaps you could talk to your vet about this problem just to see what they think. There are home remedies for UTI.
  • If no health problems then have there been any changes to their normal routine? Changes will also make cats change their bathroom habits.
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  • Only an enzyme cleaner will completely remove urine odor (cats have great smell ability) and it will draw them back to the same spot.
  • Bleach will not remove the odor.
  • Not all enzyme cleaners are equally effective. Cheap ones will work, but need to be reapplied over and over (and probably end up costing as much as the more expensive enzyme cleaners). Enzyme cleaners: Nok Out, Urine Off and Anti-Icky Poo.
  • From a vet: Vinegar and baking soda work to neutralize the odor temporarily, and hydrogen peroxide is 30% more oxidizing than chlorine. But cat urine is composed of things that REQUIRE enzymes to break down the chemical bonds. When cat urine dries, the urea is broken down by the bacteria. This is what makes it smell like ammonia.
  • Health first and good cleaning second.
  • You may have to place a barricade on your counter tops until you can break the habit. Maybe some boxes to prevent the cat from jumping on the counter tops. Be sure they are large enough for the cat to see from the floor.
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  • You may have to cover even your stove top so there is no vacant spot.

This question is asked off and on so maybe you would like to read some responses from previous questions.


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October 15, 20170 found this helpful

Cats urinating

Step 1
Disinfect with enzyme cleaner to remove the scent

Step 2
Make sure there are enough litter boxes

Step 3
Change the litter. The cat may not like the feel of the litter on its paws

Step 4
Make sure you keep the litter box clean


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October 15, 20170 found this helpful

Cat peeing on counters.

Step 1
First it may be spray instead of pee it is horrible odor.

Step 2
If you have males they should be neutered.

Step 3


Some females will spray too but it is mostly males.

Step 4
They could be doing this to mark their territory since you have a few cats.

Step 5
Use enzymatic cleaners followed by feline pheromone spray,like Feliway.

Step 6
Also put several litter boxes around the house since you have a few cats.

Step 7
Place cat toys around so they can concentrate on the toy's instead of other cats.


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