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Cat Urine

laoshu505000
July 17th, 2009, 10:09 AM
Hello everyone,

I haven't been for for quite sometime now. I've been trying to find a solution for one of my cats. He's been urinating in 2 different spots lately. Before we used to have carpet and decided to get it changed to wood in order to be able to clean up the urine much better. The cat is still urinating on the floor and we clean it pretty much everyday. The smell is getting to be very unbearable and we don't know what to do. We definitely don't want to give the cat away due to this problem. I'm sure there are many experts here on this issue so I do look forward to any type of help I can get from you guys. Thanks in advance and I'll talk to you about this soon.

Laoshu

catlover2
July 17th, 2009, 10:42 AM
Do you have a large dog crate? (not a travel kennel) If not, can you borrow one? Confine him to a crate with water and food, and blanket to sleep on, with litter box at one end of the crate. This way you can experiment with different types of litter to see if it's the litter or it's the box itself. Hopefully you'll find something he likes. You might try taking him outside on a harness twice a day to "go potty" if he still won't use a box, or even try garden soil in a box.

Unfortunately there are some cats that won't use a box consistently. I had one male once that would pee in the box all the time, but would always poo beside the box :yuck:, and it didn't matter if I had other empty boxes nearby or in different locations. This habit of your boy is longstanding and it may be just the way he is. :shrug: :sorry: I can't be more encouraging. Maybe others have some good suggestions.

laoshu505000
July 17th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Actually, what we've done is locked him in the bathroom for the whole day whenever he pees on the floor. Of course we would provide water and food along with the litter box. He would cry for hours also. We've noticed that when we did this, he wouldn't pee on the floor for weeks. We then decided to just stop doing that and now he pees almost everyday on the floor. He pees a lot in the litter box, but likes to pee on the floor. The smell is getting be unbearable as well. This is a brand new wood floor and it may be hard to get that smell out.

I also wanted to know what people here use around the house as far as odor. Thanks for your reply and I look forward to more suggestions.

Best

Laoshu

TacoGrl
July 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Could you try putting two litter boxes in the spots where he urinates? :shrug:

Someone here will help you out with a formula for getting rid of the urine smell, but it escapes me right now cuz I am senile. :rolleyes:

As for any other odor, once you get the urine smell gone, there should be no other odors...cats don't usually smell unless there is an isue like this :shrug:

chico2
July 17th, 2009, 04:21 PM
You can clean the area that he pees with Natures Miracle,available in most pet-stores,or make your own,like I have been doing lately.
I got the recipe from here and it works.
1 cup water,1/4 cup vinegar.1/4 cup rubbing-alcohol,mix it and put it in a spray-bottle.

As to why he's doing this I don't know,are you sure he's peeing,not spraying??

Frenchy
July 17th, 2009, 06:32 PM
First off , did you take your cat to the vet ? It could be a UTI / crystals etc ...

14+kitties
July 17th, 2009, 07:04 PM
You can clean the area that he pees with Natures Miracle,available in most pet-stores,or make your own,like I have been doing lately.
I got the recipe from here and it works.
1 cup water,1/4 cup vinegar.1/4 cup rubbing-alcohol,mix it and put it in a spray-bottle.

As to why he's doing this I don't know,are you sure he's peeing,not spraying??

First off , did you take your cat to the vet ? It could be a UTI / crystals etc ...

Thank you chico and Frenchy! Please take him to the vet to find out if there is a medical reason for him to be doing this. It is not always because he doesn't like his litter or box. How old is he? When was he last at the vet? What does he eat? All of this come into play.

chico - LP's recipe works well, huh? I've been using it for my catuary sprayers too. :thumbs up

laoshu505000
July 17th, 2009, 07:51 PM
You can clean the area that he pees with Natures Miracle,available in most pet-stores,or make your own,like I have been doing lately.
I got the recipe from here and it works.
1 cup water,1/4 cup vinegar.1/4 cup rubbing-alcohol,mix it and put it in a spray-bottle.

As to why he's doing this I don't know,are you sure he's peeing,not spraying??

He's nuttered. I don't believe it's spray because usually there are puddles of pee and sometimes small puddles.

14+kitties
July 17th, 2009, 07:54 PM
He's nuttered. I don't believe it's spray because usually there are puddles of pee and sometimes small puddles.

Being neutered does not mean a cat will stop or will not spray. Also spraying does sometimes amount to small puddles.

rainbow
July 18th, 2009, 02:27 AM
First off , did you take your cat to the vet ? It could be a UTI / crystals etc ...

Thank you chico and Frenchy! Please take him to the vet to find out if there is a medical reason for him to be doing this. It is not always because he doesn't like his litter or box. How old is he? When was he last at the vet? What does he eat? All of this come into play.


As Frenchy and 14+kitties asked .....have you taken your cat to the vet to be checked for a urinary tract infection or urine crystals?

chico2
July 18th, 2009, 07:28 AM
Sorry,I just assumed the cat had been checked for UTI,of course that has to be the very first step:cat:

My cats are all neutered and they still spray,luckily now,only when we are outside with them,but I did have a huge problem with spraying inside.

14+,yes it really works,we saved a lot of $$$$ with that:thumbs up