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Old February 10th, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Cat Peeing on the Floor

My cat keeps peeing on the floor for what seems like no reason. How can I make it stop? I've tried everything and he is literally ruining my floor. The only two options I can see now are getting him diapers or putting him down.

Some info about my cat:

He's 1 year old, but before shaming me about putting him down you must know that he has a 4/6 heart murmur and therefore probably won't make it to his second birthday.

He's a Persian cat, he's neutered and he's on heart meds. Nothing has changed to make him upset. He's not anxious in any way. And he does not have UTI.

He keeps peeing in the same place, and we keep cleaning it. His litterbox is constantly spotless and he has no problems using it.

PLEASE HELP ME.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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How many litter boxes do you have? Maybe you need additional boxes. What about the kind of litter you're using?

What are you using to clean up the mess? You will need a good enzyme cleaner to remove all traces.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Where is the spot that he keeps peeing? Can you either make it less attractive for him to pee there (like by putting tinfoil or some of that vinyl carpet protector stuff with the nubby side up), or maybe place a litter box there and very gradually move it to where you want it?

When was his last urinalysis? Do you have a copy of the results?

Have you tried Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract litter?

And lastly, what does he eat?
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:07 PM
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What kind of heart meds? One of our dogs is on a water pill for heart problems--one of the side effects is increased drinking and increased urination... Not a perfect solution, but would it be possible to adjust the meds to a lower dose?
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:18 PM
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First and formost.....we need pictures of your beautiful Persian kitty PLEASE?

Second, welcome to pets.ca anamiko, we have some wonderful cat people here that hopefully can aid you with this problem you have.

Third, is the litter box too high for him to get onto? In a spot that is noisy?

I am not much of a cat person but someone mentioned the height of a litter box once before.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 09:45 PM
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I'll respond to all questions in order:

How many litter boxes do you have?
We have one litter box, on the same floor that he is peeing, it's actually closer than where he pees.

What about the kind of litter you're using?
It's a brand from Costco, it's called QualiCat. It's clumping, he still uses the litter box but seemingly less and less.

What are you using to clean up the mess?
We've tried everything, vinegar, soap, BustIt by catit, Baking Soda. We even tried cat repellent.

Where is the spot that he keeps peeing? Can you either make it less attractive for him to pee there (like by putting tinfoil or some of that vinyl carpet protector stuff with the nubby side up), or maybe place a litter box there and very gradually move it to where you want it?
The spot is on the carpet further away from his litter box, so he's actually passing his litter box to go pee there. It's around our workout equipment (treadmill, bike and elliptical trainer if it matters). He loves to play with tinfoil, and there isn't really much space there for anything else. Also, if we turn him away from one spot, he'll pick another, it's already happened once. XD

When was his last urinalysis? Do you have a copy of the results?
I'm not sure, my mom takes care of the vet stuff.

Have you tried Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract litter?
I have never heard of it, so no.

And lastly, what does he eat?
He eats Nutrience Hairball and he eats like a pig.

What kind of heart meds? One of our dogs is on a water pill for heart problems--one of the side effects is increased drinking and increased urination... Not a perfect solution, but would it be possible to adjust the meds to a lower dose?
I'm not sure exactly what they are called but they definitely make him drink more. Unfortunately they are at the lowest dose they can go. Henry's heart murmur is extremely bad so he needs lots of meds just to stabilize his heart.

Is the litter box too high for him to get onto? In a spot that is noisy?
The box is directly on the floor. It's always been in the same spot, so I don't think that's the problem. He didn't do this before.

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Old February 10th, 2013, 10:00 PM
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Hi:

Welcome to the Forum. Hopefully some of the ideas will be useful to you. And yes photos will be gratefully appreciated.

By any chance, this spot that he has picked to urinate on, could another animal in the past have peed there, and for some reason that spot is bothering him and he has decided on marking it. If so it could take several good soakings at least of a good enzyme cleaner as mentioned before to hopefully put an end to him using that spot.
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