August 5th, 2002, 02:48 PM
I have a 2 year old male cat who, for the last year has been an indoor/outdoor cat. Recently, he contracted a parasite. This made me start to worry about what else he would bring home to my two young children. So, we've been keeping the cat in. Now, he's urinating on our blankets and clothes. What can I do short of letting him outside again?
August 30th, 2002, 07:11 AM
First let me say you did the right thing by keeping your cat indoors. It is not safe outside as you learned.
First you need to bring your cat to the vet to see if it has a urinary tract infection. I am assuming he is neutered.
If it doesn't have an infection, you need to be sure you have some cat toys and places to climb hide etc which will make your cat feel like it still has the freedom of the outside. Your vet can also advise on other behavior tactics.
Hope this helps.
Let me know how he does.
November 18th, 2002, 02:56 PM
In my experience I would have to say that every time my cat urinated on objects in my home it has been because she was mad or stressed with something. I have a 17 year old cat that used to pee on my boyfriends coat or shoes or anything that she could find of his laying around. She would never touch my stuff. She would be so bold as to look right at me and urinate on his coat and walk away as if to say "there I showed him".
I would take note of any changes that have been made in your life. ie- did you move?, did you get another pet? did you move in with someone? Did you change litter or food?
Cindy made a very good point about the infection though. I would go to a vet first and see, if nothing is wrong with your cat then it might be stress! Good luck.