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dirty kitty

March 23rd, 2005, 08:28 AM
Hi all, any suggestions as to what i can do to stop my cat from peeing on the carpet and my mats in the the bathroom? I bought new mats for the bathroom, figuring if he couldnt smell the pee then he wouldn't do that, but nothing has worked, I keep the liter box clean and he does use it, but he's also using the carpet as a liter box too. I'm at my wits end about this. Any thoughts on this would be a great help.......Thanks.

March 23rd, 2005, 08:43 AM
Is he neutered? If not, getting him fixed should stop the spraying. He's just trying to mark his territory.

March 23rd, 2005, 08:47 AM
I agree sounds like he is marking his territory....get him neutured if he is not already this may help. If he is already neutured then I am not sure why he would be doing this.

March 23rd, 2005, 08:52 AM
I agree with the others, if he's not neutered that's probably why he's not using the litter box.
If he is neutered, not using the litter box may be a sign of some kind of urinary problem and I would have him checked out.
My cat with a UTI used the bathroom carpet for a litterbox to tell me something wasn't quite right.
Good luck. :)

March 23rd, 2005, 09:07 AM
We had a cat that would not use the liter box and we took her to the vet and she had a UTI. So if he is not fixed than a vet appointment needs to be made. Make sure you clean everything real good (when you think you can not smell it! He can) but this will only help if he is fixed. Because he will mark everything. :D

March 23rd, 2005, 09:09 AM
Also, make sure his litter box stays clean. My step-mom's cat refuses to use his litter box if it's dirty.

March 23rd, 2005, 09:13 AM
is he extra thirsty or anythign?

my sister in law had a cat that would go tot eh washroom everywhere, she nearly gave him away till my husband and i told her she should ahve the cat to teh vet first jsut in case the problem was medical rather then behavioural.

turned out the cat was diabetic

you never know

good luck with your kitty


March 23rd, 2005, 09:41 AM
Sometimes,and this may sound strange. An animal,cat or dog,will urinate on rugs because of the rubber backing and the smell of underpadding. If possible remove the rugs that he is using and if it stops then you have found the problem,and will know how to correct it. My cats at times have preferences for clothing lying on the floor. Or he could prefer the texture of the carpet/rug. But I personally think that it is the smell of the backing and underpad. Hope it helps.