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Old June 7th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Kimmux Kimmux is offline
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Unhappy New anxious cat is peeing on husbands clothes

We adopted a young (4mo) male cat from the SPCA a month ago. They warned us fairly that he has anxiety and would need help learning to socialize. We have been working hard, building trust and he is coming around.

A week ago I smelled something funky on my way into bed. My husband and it began investigating, thinking maybe one of our two cats had some faeces stuck to him. Checked older cat: clean. Husband picked up little cat and he was terrified. Husband held him while I tried to soothe him and check him and he started to urinate on the floor . Afterwards we finally found a well hidden pile of faeces in the very back of the closet.

A couple days later i sat on the bed to discover a wet spot beside me. Husband said the kitten had been sitting there earlier when he laid down and figured the cat peed out of fear. Couple days later I pick up laundry to discover kitten peed on husbands underwear.

This is the ONLY thing my cat-loving husband will not bear. Help!
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Old June 7th, 2014, 03:49 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is offline
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Your cat may had been abused by a man , your husband may have to give the cat his space and let the cat learn to trust him. Maybe the cat is very alpha marking his territory ?
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Old June 7th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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If you've had him a month with no problem and it's just starting now then I think you should Vet him to check for a UTI and possible crystals. Either would make him choose a new litter place. Choosing several new places is typical of this kind of problem.

Other things to check:
Have you changed litter type recently? He might not like the new stuff.

Do you have litter boxes for each cat? You might even need three boxes as some cats pee in one, poop in the other and won't use another cat's box.

How often do you clean the boxes? I have kittens here now, cleaning twice a day, five boxes.

Good luck.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 07:14 AM
macster macster is offline
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How are the cat and your husband getting along apart from the peeing-on-his-clothes-issue? If they're ok generally, then I would also suspect sth medical?
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