Cat peeing on the couch!
(Marietta, OH. USA)
I have an eight year old spayed female cat that has always been a very clean cat, will use her litter box even if it gets dirty. Suddenly she started peeing on the couch cushions. I have read it could be a UTI and this scares me because I cannot afford to take her to the vet at this time and don't want to let it go if that is what the problem is. Are there other signs that I can look for to know if that is what's wrong? She doesn't act like she's in any pain as far as I can tell. This has been the past week and my boyfriend sat in it and said if it keeps happening he is going to take her to the pound. I'm not going to let him take my 8 year old cat to the pound, I also don't want to have to clean and wash my couch cushions daily either, cat urine is nasty, will vinager take the smell away so she will not keep going back to the couch? This is really weird on her part because like I said she has always used her litter box and then washes herself for an hour straight.
Answer by Kate
well yes it could be a UTI please see this page for information about this
However it could also be behavioral please see this page for detaisl about this
If you think it is behavioral rather than a UTi then follow the instructions on that page regarding the confinement process for litter re training.
As for how to clean the smell out again i have a whole page with tips on how to get rid of the smell etc. It is important that every last speck is removed otherwise it will encourage her to go in that spot again.
best wishes kate
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