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KitKatandTiki August 9th, 2004 03:39 PM

Bad Cat... Bad! Peeing on the bed
 
Well, after some successful help with my kitten Tiki I thought I would return and post my second problem. Kit Kat, my two year old cat, has a problem with peeing. It is not your run-of-the-mill cant find/dont like the litter box problem, it is cleaned daily, i took the enclosed top off after realizing she hated it and it is in an easily accessable but private place. But instead she is consistantly peeing on our bed/comforters and occasionally clothing (ususally in the dirty laundry basket) Do you think it is possible that there is some smell on our dirty clothes or slept on sheets that she finds offensive and needs to cover up?

I have never caught her doing this but it happens on a pretty regular basis, i try to keep the blankets, pillows and clothes off the floor since it happens more often when they are there, but she still will pee right on the bed. Incidently, she usually picks my boyfriends clothes or side of the bed to go on. (hmmm...) but we got the cat while living together so he is not a new addition or anything like that.

Ideas? Help? anything would be appreciated. Natures Miracle gets pretty expensive when you use as much as I do :D .

sarah

Lucky Rescue August 9th, 2004 06:41 PM

Cats who urinate outside the box always have a reason, and are not doing it to be "bad". We have to try and find the reason!

First thing is a vet check for any urinary tract infection or problem,especially if this is a new behavior. Your cat may also be disturbed by the arrival of the new kitten, if you did not introduce them properly.

Some cats who are nervous or thin-skinned may pee around to comfort themselves, as this covers everything with THEIR scent - much as WE put personal belongings and pics around a hotel room to make us feel more secure. :p

Could she be peeing on blankets and clothes that the new kitten slept on? Is the kitten spayed/neutered?

KitKatandTiki August 11th, 2004 10:44 AM

I guess I should have been more specific about the 'kitten' he is almost a year old and they get along fine. Sometimes cuddling and sometimes 'fighting' (play fighting, i think!) Both are cared for regularly by our vet and are in good health. The behavior is not 'new' but Kit Kat did need surgery after she ate a drawstring and a rubberband and this seems to be a result of that.

Since we have moved I havent noticed it as much but it really perplexes me why she prefers to go on my boyfriends clothes and side of the bed.

thanks for the help!

Writing4Fun August 11th, 2004 10:52 AM

Just a thought here, but did he get a new aftershave for his birthday or something? Change his brand of soap? LuckyRescue said cats who are nervous will sometimes pee to comfort themselves. Maybe her latest operation has made her a little skittish, and his more "masculine" scent has become a bit much for her? Maybe I'm way off base here, but what if he tries showering with your soap for a while - maybe it'll calm her down a bit (although the guys at work might have something to say about it! :D ).


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