third eye and started pee on the floor

by A
(san bernardino, ca, usa)

my cats third eye was showing i took him to the vet and it went away but now only comes out when he purrs i have 2 other cats who's third eye does not come out when they purr. anyway he recently started to pee on corner floor by the door and he never does this he is about 5 1/2 years old and neutered? should i take him to the vet again? oh and he is jumping around acting perfectly normal same eating no weight loss hes still has the same attitude.


Answer by Kate
Hi
you did the right thing about having your cats eye checked by a vet and I am assuming that he found nothing wrong. in which case I wouldn't worry too much, it probably is just something unique to your cat.

As for the urination, well there are many causes of this, too many for me to go through. So I would suggest that you take a look at my web page about this issue and see if anything rings a bell as to why this may be happening. http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html

As there are no other signs of illness I would Think it is more likely a behaviour issue.

I hope my web pages can provide a answer and solution for you.

best wishes Kate

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Cat peeing and pooing to get outside & tried several solutions (long question)


(Canada)

Lazy lazy cat :)

Lazy lazy cat :)

About 2 years ago I picked up a 5 year old cat from the pound and she settled into her new home quite quickly. Once in awhile (very rarely) she would pee outside of her litter box, but it seemed we were always able to attribute it to something. For example she urinated right after we put eye drops in her eyes, if there was loud construction outside or if we left her for an uncommon amount of time (a weekend).

About 3 months ago my family and I moved into a new home and someone accidentally let her get outside. Ever since she has started peeing on the futon that is located near the door where she got outside through.

I have been able to control her urinating on the futon at times, but for short periods of time.

First it stated with a trip to the vet. Bella stopped urinating on the futon for about 3 days after starting to take medication for a bladder infection.

Once that didn't work, I tried buying another litter box and putting it in the room where the futon is, which also worked for a few days.

Then I tried putting her litter box on top of the futon for about a week and then moved it right in front of the futon on the floor. That worked for about two weeks.

After this attempt I bought the Miracle cat urine cleaner specifically mentioned on this site. That also worked for a few days, but the only thing that seemed to work continuously is if I sprayed the futon with the cleaner every day. I wanted guests to be able to use the futon (even sleep on it) and was worried about spraying it with cleaning products all the time so I bought citrus smelling air freshener (orange) to spray on it which did not deter her at all from peeing on it. I had a plastic cover under the futon cover to protect the mattress.

Finally, I tried to confine her to a small room for about 4 days. Once she roamed the house again, it only took a few days for her to urinate on the futon again. Since, I have gotten rid of the futon. I am going to buy a new one and hope that a lack of urine scent will prevent her from peeing on the new one. There is no way to keep her out of the room as there is no door.

Now she is pooing on my bed which she has done previously (since this whole peeing almost every day started) but we try to keep our bedroom door shut. Because this is my bed and sheets it is impossible to get all the smell out (we don't smell it after washing it, but I am sure Bella does) and although I can afford a new futon, I cannot afford a new bed.

My family and I try to give her extra attention. She is the most laid back cat I have ever met. Her days consist of eating and sleeping. She usually hangs around where the action is, but just chills out. She doesn't seem to be interested in toys (never has been, not sure she knows what to do with them) and doesn't respond to catnip.

I personally think she is urinating and pooing outside the litter because she wants to get outside. We did get another cat as well as we thought Bella might be lonely. Bella was peeing outside the box before we got the other cat and didn't urinate on the futon until after a few weeks of living in our new home. I do understand that she could be stressed out by all the factors put together, but because of the repeated location near the door and the few other circumstances noted above, I feel it's because she would like to go outside. All in all she is doing it because she is stressed out but eliminating the stressors seems next to impossible.

I am reluctant to let her outside for a few reasons. One of them being I live in a busy city, on a busy street and there are several raccoons always outside. Also she is a very fluffy, long haired all white cat and it is hard to keep the knots out as it is. Another reason is that I don't want to let the other cat outside either and am worried the other cat may try to follow suit. Finally I am worried that if I do let her outside she will increasingly urinate/poo to go outside if for some reason I am unable to let her out.

I have a feeling she did this for the previous owners and they punished her as she will never do it in front of you. We personally do not punish her and try to continuously give her attention.

When I brought Bella to the vet the first time the doctor suggested putting her on some type of anti-depressant if the problem proved to be behavioural. I don't know much about these drugs. Are they harmful to cats? Expensive? Do they work?

I am so at a loss with this problem. I feel like I have tried everything. Should I try to confine her to a room again for a longer period of time then 4 days? Should I try the anti-depressants?

We lived in my old home for about 1 year and did not have such a problem even when Bella got outside once or twice. However, the door she got out of in the old house was not close to any soft surfaces as it was in the kitchen.

I am anxious to hear a response and apologize for the length of my question.

Thanks,
Elaina.


Answer by Kate
Yikes Elaina, your cat does sound like a cat with issues, it also sounds like you are doing everything possible to stop the problem and are also very understandingas to why she may be doing it.
It does sound to me like your cat is obviously upset or unsettled by something in the home which is forcing her to try and spread her scent around to make her feel more confident in her home. And like you say it could be many things, some of which you may not be able to prevent.

I know nothing about these anti depressants your vet talks about and so cannot comment on them. You vet must feel that your cat is unhappy to suggest these.

It could well be that your cat misses the outside and is unhappy about it. I am lucky i have always been able to let my cats out.

I cannot think of any thing else to suggest other than what you have said about trying to retrain her to use the litter tray but as she seems to always revert back that may not be the answer. the only thing i can think of is there any way you could build a large enclosed area out side for your cat? or a tube run as i have mentioned on this page of my site http://www.our-happy-cat.com/pampered-pet.html.

Have you tried the calming down sprays i have heard about felway I think they are called. i have never used them but perhaps they may help.

I do hope you can find a way of solving this problem for both you and your cats sake. I would be very interested to hear how you get on.

The picture of your cat looks very much like my old cat Tigger.

best wishes kate

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kitten peeing on my bed

by shawna giles
(fresno,ca)

I have two kittens, my new one pees on my bed at night when we are sleeping. How do I stop it and why does she do that? She uses the litter box.

Answer by Kate
Often cast will pee on the bed as this place smells more of us than anywhere else. the kitten is trying to add her smell to it by peeing on it. It may be because she is becoming territorial or it could be a stress issue. Please see my page here about possible causes and how to try and stop it.
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html

best wishes Kate

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whiny cat after peeing

by chris
(hamilton, ontario, canada)

my male cat is 2 hes been neutard, and he whines all the time after he goes to the bathroom like hes in heat, and wont stop moving for about 15 minutes. Is he in pain or something, i give him very small amounts of milk, like less than your average creamer, and my fiance gives him bits of cheese every now and then, is there anything i should be worried about?

Answer by Kate
Hi
firstly can I say that it is not a good idea to give cats any form of normal dairy as they are intolerant of lactose which can cause tummy upsets etc. Special cats milk can be bought which has this taken out.

I am not that this is the cause of your cats whiny noises after urinating. it is quite possible that he is in some discomfort from perhaps a urinary infection. If you have noticed that his urine smells stronger than normal of if he appears to be trying to go more often then these are further signs of an infection and needs to be treated with antibiotics from the vet.

If you don't think it is an infection then it is purely behavioural. Now my own cat will run like mad after using her litter tray and sometimes goes into a mad yowling and running around behaviour. I call this the cat crazies and just put it down to their funny little ways which is associated with hunting and chasing behaviour in the wild. Why using the litter tray triggers it is anyone's guess. It could simply be that your cat is displaying the same behaviour.

At the end of the day if you are at all concerned for your cats health then only a trip to the vets will be able to fully put your mind at rest.

best wishes kate

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Cat peeing after family breakup.

by ana olivo
(los angeles)

my cat has begun peeing in the sink and in baskets since I seperated from my husband the cat is with him and he pees whenever I am around. Is it sadness or anger?

Answer by kate
It is not anger it is stress. cats can react to changes in their circumastances and the peeing is a way to make their environement smell more like them which helps to comfort them. It has nothing to do with being bad or rebelling it is simply for their own benefit.

Hopefully as time goes on and the cat becomes used to the new situation they will settle down again and stop the behavior. If it continues, then you may have to re consider some litter training again (see my page under Cat training)

best wishes kate

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kitty pees and hisses uncontrolably

by tracy
(nsw australia)

my cat hisses crowls hair comes up and just pees and runs off. Has never done this and seems like he is doing the peeing part with no control. When he first did it I thought he was preparing for a fight. Is he in pain is that why makes those noises when doing it? I have picked him up a few times not all the time and patting him and he just pees on me but like he does not know it is happening?

Answer by Kate
Sounds to me like he may be in pain, he may have a urinary infection which is causing the pain and the uncontrollable urination.

I have a web page about this here
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urinary-problems.html

I would recommend that you have our cat checked by a vet as soon as possible. He must be very uncomfortable and its not to pleasant for you either.

Hope he is well soon
best wishes Kate

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Cat Peeing in House Will Not Stop

by Natalie
(Highwood, IL)

Axel

Axel

I have a male cat I have had since 4 weeks old. He is the cutest cat ever and has such a great personality. However, he will not stop peeing in my house. I have 2 cats, 2 litter boxes, CLEANED DAILY been using a litter I know he likes I have replaced the boxes with new boxes after so long but the same exact box. He will pee behind the couch under the bed etc. He is fixed and has been neutered since he has been 3 months old. My house is clean he is loved, he poops in his box just wont pee. UIts very frustrating cause we bought a new house and he permiated the house after 3 years and now he is starting it again. He definately isnt stressted he is happy in his home and shows it. I have tried herbal rememdies like lavendar and this peace and calm to help the cat stop doing it , I have tried feliway ... I have tried changing litter and removing the lid. NOTHING helps. I feel like I almost have to get rid of him which is against my standards of owning an animal. He is six years old and I have been dealing with it for a while. I have taken him to the vet he does not have a urinay tract infection either... Please help.. is their meds something to make him stop?


Answer by Kate
Hi
Unfortunately there is no medications that can stop this as it is behavioral and not medical considering that your vet has ruled out a urinary infection.

there is always a reason for a cat to do this i.e they use their urine a sa both a scent marker to tell other cats that this is their territory and also as a comforter to themselves i.e this place smells like me so I feel secure.

Just why your cat feels the need to do this is often very difficult to find out. it may have something to do with the other cat (i assume the other cat is also neutered).

The only thing you can try and do is to help build your cats confidence and this is done by confining them to a room for a period of time with their litter tray, allowing them to feel confident in a smaller area without the threat of the other cat. This process is described on my web page here
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

Also it is viattly importnt that no traces of his urine remains. Even the smallest spot will encourage him to return to that area. A black light is good for seeking any spots left. I also have a page about urine removal which you might find of interest here
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine-cleaner.html

Please believe me when I say I know how distressing and frustrating this behavior can be, but your cat is really not being naughty, there must be a reason causing him to do this.

I hope the problem resolves itself soon

best wishes Kate

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un-neatured male cat 6 months old peeing everywhere!

We adopted two kittens at 9 weeks old, one male and one female. They are both now 6 months old both soon to be neatured. Recently the male cat has been peeing outside the litter box. Today I caught him under the stairs and peeing on my other halfs coat! I lifted him mid flow and he just continues to pee!! He has also been peeing behind the toilet. Does this mean we need to neuter him sooner and will he continue to do this? My partner believes it is because we do not act soon enough and he thinks it is ok to pee in these places, is this right?

Thanks

Answer by Kate
HI
Well at six months they are certainly ready to be neutered soon and it is quite possible that the urination is due to his moving into adulthood and wanting to mark his territory.

It could also be possible that there are traces of urine remaining in the areas that he has used which are impossible for us to see. cats have a fantastic sense of smell and even the smallest spot of remaining urine will attract him back to the same area to do it again.

It may be a good idea to go through a period of litter training with your kitten which consists of a period of confinement with his tray. this gives him time to become confident in a smaller area and to get used to the tray again and also it gives you time to do a through clean a round in case there are any remaining spots of urine (using a lemon scented cleaner is good as this deters cats from those areas.

Please see my web page about litter training which describes the process, it also has a ad about a keyring sized black light which i find very useful for showing up spots of urine.

here is the pagehttp://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

Lets hope that the combination of training and his neutering will stop this behaviour from reoccurring.

best wishes Kate

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Cat peeing and crying all the time

by auntdaf7

My cat is peeing a lot and licking himself and also crying all the time. I don't know what to do. Hime won't let us near him so we can't take him to the vet. What is wrong? Do you think he is going to be ok?

Answer by Kate
Well your cat could have a urinary infection which could be causing his symptoms. unfortunately a vet really does need to see him to give him a proper diagnosis.

I have a web page about cat urinary problems which may be of further information for you. But if you can get your cat to the vets soon, it would be for the best.

here is the page
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urinary-problems.html

best wishes Kate

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cat constantly peeing

by Liz
(Australia)

our cat Sally is a cat that is 10 years old and has for some time constantly peed in different places around the house, first we thought it was because over the years new cats have come in, she goes out side and does her business but will for what seems like no reason just walk up to something back up and pee.
we have yelled, chased her out of the house sprayed her with water, smacked her, rubbed her nose in it and put her out saying bad cat but still nothing stops her, she has just done it again and when she saw me she ran out and admittedly i through a slipper at her which as usual I missed.
I adore all my cats we have three currently but this is getting beyond a joke. I don't know what to do next is our only choice to put her down although she is ten maybe a bit older she is still in great shape and very loving but she just WONT STOP PEEING..

Answer by Kate
Classic human mistake, thinking that a cat will understand the correlation between shouting and throwing things to the urination. It is just not in their understanding.

Everything a cat does is for a reason, not because they are behaving badly. The cauises of this sort of urination is either a urinary infection, in this case i don;t think so or scent marking due to residual urine smell remaining and which gives the signal to the cat that this place is Ok to urinate in or the cvat is trying to make the home smell more like her due to some upset ie other cats being around, changes in the home etc etc the list can go on.

Please can i ask that you read my cat urine pages here for some more information about this problem and should be able to provide you with some more answers and possible causes. Also i would recommend a period of litter training again in a confined room, this often helps to settle a cat down as they do not have suvh a large area of house to worry about and it reintroduces them to the litter tray.

All the links to my pages about this are here

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine-cleaner.html

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

I know this is a very distressing and annoying problem for you but it can be overcome with some patience and time.

best wishes Kate

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My Cat wont quit peein on my blankets, clothes, ect.

by Donna
(Pendleton, OR 97801)

My cat wont quit peein on my blankets, clothes, ect. I'm not sure why she is doing it. Is it just because she is pregnate and due soon. Because she has been dueing it off and on for a long while its just worse now that she is pregnate. I have to wash my blankets everyday now. And its getting to be expensive. HELP!

Answer by Kate
The reason why cats urinate on things like blankets and clothes etc is because they are the items which smell most like you and so makes the cat feel more secure, also they are trying to add their scent to also make them feel more secure in the home environment.

The causes of this need to urinate and make the home smell more like them are very varied and range from changes in the home to different smells or the presence of new people or animals. i have written web page about many of the causes and how you can help your cat feel more happy in the home and using their litter tray.

Of course the other reason for cat urination is an urinary infection so if you see signs of her straining when she goes you may have to take her for some treatment at the vets.

Anyway my best advice is to ask you to read my page about this issue as it gives a fuller explanation. here is the link to the page
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html

best wishes Kate

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Cat pee on my bed and sofa?

by Jeannette
(Reno, NV)

I have a Bengal who is not yet a year old and he occassionally pees on my bed (several times) and today on the sofa. I can think of no reason he does this, the vet gave him a clean bill of health, I keep his litter box clean and spend time with him. I'm at my wit's end and very tired of cleaning up the messes.

HELP!

Hi Jeannette

well there could be any number of reasons why your cat is doing this, too many for me to list here. So I have written a web page about this issue which will help to explain the causes and also how you can help your cat stop this.

here is the page
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html

best wishes Kate

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Female cat peeing standing up

by Cathy
(Stafford, VA)

I was in the laundry room and my 2 year old spayed female came in to use the litter box and stood in the litter box and was shaking and i saw she was peeing on the wall that is right next to the litter box. It had happened before cause when i moved the litter box there was pee on the floor from before. I have two other cats also and they all kind of get along, the oldest one can be a pain. But this 2 year old i have had since she was 2 months old and this is just starting. What is going on? She is very healthy and doesn't seem sick.

Answer by Kate
Hi Female spayed cats will spray just like Tom cats when they are marking their territory. This sounds very much what your cat is doing.

Cats don't like to share litter trays as the smell of other cats urine is upsetting to them and will make them want to cover their scent with her own.

It is recommended that you have separate litter trays not near to each other. If the behaviour continues you may have to give your cat a period of re litter training as described on this page
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

best wishes Kate

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peeing and pooping

by tracey
(mn)

How often should a male 6 month old cat fixed and front declawed be peeing and pooping he just got fixed on 9-20-08 he goes poop once and sometime pee twice

Answer by Kate
This is impossible to answer I'm afraid. there is no right or wrong answer here as it will differ from cat to cat.
The stress of the operation might have upset his system for a few days, make sure he drinks lots of water. Hopefully he will get back to normal in a few days.
If you suspect that he is still not right after a few more days then perhaps check with your vet for some advice and possible some medicaine to help him.

best wishes Kate

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Cat peeing and pooping in the house..

by Keith
(Orlando, FL USA)

This Is my Buddy Boy

This Is my Buddy Boy

I adopted the sweetest cats about 3 months ago.. They are brother and sister. Because my roommate doesn't like cats. I have them confined to my bedroom... After about a week. I felt so bad from them I bought on of those fancy cat doors so they could go out during the day and come home at night. It was a wonderful schedule. they would come and go as they pleased. About 2 weeks ago the sister cat named Hannah got hit by a car in my condo complex. The car ran over her head and believe it or not after about a week and all those vet bills she is now fully recovered. After this happened. I was so scared to let them out again.. So I took the privilege away. took the door out. And the male cat Buddy now decides to pee and poop wherever he pleases.. in the Tub.. on the floor in the bathroom.. He once peed and pooped right in front of me.. At first I would give him a little tap in the butt... while showing him what he did was wrong... I figured because I didn't let them out anymore he was rebelling.. So finally I gave in and put the cat door back up... Oh I forgot to mention that the cat box is always clean.. See I have one of those cat genies... Which they took to very easy... have used it for 2 months before with no problems what so ever.. over the past few days.. I caught him still pooping on the floor... I took him and brought his noise to it on 2 occasions.. then put him in the box.. if I'm home... and he knows hes being watched he'll use the box... but if I leave I come home to a surprise... I've owned cats my whole life and haven't come across this problem before.. any help would be greatly appreciated... BTW.. hes a strange cat.. doesn't like catnip or treats.. will only drink water and hard food.. unlike his piggy sister that will eat anything I have on my plate.. When I see him use the box.. I praise him and give him a good rub down... but I don't understand what his problem is.. This waste looks fine and his pee looks and smells like it should.. hes always in good spirits and doesn't seem to care if I punish him.. maybe because I do it out of love.. I don't hurt him.. I just make him know I'm not happy about it... PLEASE HELP ME.. My room is small enough as it is I don't want to come home to cat waste odors..

sincerely,

Keith..

Answer by Keith
Hi well your story is common one and the thing is you really do need to understand a little bit about cat behavior and what motivates them. This would be a very long post from me so can I ask that after you read this you take a look at a couple of pages on my web site which may help for future issues that may arises. I will put the links at the bottom of this answer.

The main issue about the litter is probably causes d by the fact tht most cats do not like to sahre a litter tray as they can smell the other cat and this is a no no regards to territory etc. It could also be a boredom issue as this behavior is not caused by being bad or mad or anything like that but rather stress and territory.

I will give you some links about this issue as well as there is a method you can try if you have access to another room that the cat can be confined to.

Anyway here are all the pages I hope they help you with your problem
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-poo.html
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/indoor-cats.html
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-discipline.html

best wishes Kate

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Cat peeing and defacating everywhere but the litterbox

by Lauren
(Longmont, Colorado)

I own two cats and a kitten. About two years ago, one of my cats, Lola, an older cat whom I inherited from a previous owner that could no longer keep her, started to pee and defacate everywhere except the litterbox. Anytime my laundry started to pile up she would pee and defacate in the pile.

Several months ago, I decided she could no longer live indoors and threw her out of the house. The straw that broke the camel's back was when I was laying in bed, and as I repositioned myself I stuck my foot in a fresh puddle of urine that hadn't even soaked through yet. She urinated in my bed while I was in it!

Someone had suggested that the reason she no longer uses the litter box is because she may have a urinary tract infection or kidney stones. I am certain her behavior has nothing to do with whether the litter box is empty or full. She chooses to do her thing around the house even after the litter box has been thoroughly cleaned. I even tried giving Lola her own litter box.

Help! I can't afford to take her to the vet and I am concerned about her living outside in the cold. Are there any options I can try on my own before being forced to take her to a vet, or worse yet - the Humane Society. I'm afraid she's too old, skiddish, and frightened of people in general to be a desireable candidate for adoption. Her former owner told me that she had been obtained from the Dumb Friends League and that she was abused before coming to them.

Answer by Kate
Considering your cat is old and also her sad history it is not surprising that she has behavioral issues such as this. the problem is unless you rulke out a urinary tract infection there is no way of knowing what could be causing the problem. urine is used as a scent marker which not only tells other cats that this is her patch but it also helps make the place smell more like her which in turn makes her feel more secure in her home.

make sure she has plenty to drink as this will help if she does have an urinary infection.

You could try confining her to one room with her bed toys and litter tray for a few days to try and get her used to a smaller space which may not be so scary to her and also it will help her to get used to her litter tray once more. there is also a litter called cat attract which as the name suggests is supposed to be more appealing to use.


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16 year old cat pees outside litterbox & defecates on rug

Our 16 year old cat has been urinating outside but near his littebox and defects on the living room rug. He throws up every other day. What is wrong with him and why is he doing these things

Answer by Kate
With all three symptoms I would really suggest that you take him to the vets for a check up. It is unusual for all three of these symptoms to occur together and it may be an indication of an illness.

When not using the litter tray is behavioural it is often due to some change in the home environment please see my page about this here http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-poo.html

However as I say I think that it would be a good idea to have him checked over at the vets first to rule out any illness, also especially as he is no longer a young cat, before trying to see if there are other causes for this problem.

best wishes Kate

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strong cat urine

by Lindsay Ianni
(Auburn, CA)

My cat had kittens about 3 weeks ago. about half way through her pregnancy her urine developed a much stronger smell. Since the kittens were born the intensity of it has not improved. Why is this? Is there something I need to do like change her food, or take her to the vet? She has also been drinking water in excess amounts. What are the signs of a UTI (Urinary tract infection) in a cat?

Answer by Kate
Hi yes it does sound rather like she may have a urine infections. I have a web page about that here

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urinary-problems.html

yes it is best to take her to the vets as she will probably need some medication. Also speak to your vet about how best to prevent this happening again in the future, there are some special foods available that help prevent this condition.

best wishes Kate

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Peeing on carpet

by Kelsey
(utah)

My cat keeps peeing on the carpet and its all in one area of the house, and she still uses her litter box, but its like whenever she wants to, she will just go to that one spot and pee. My parents are wanting to give her away and i really dont want to give her away, so what should i do???? Pleases help me!!! Should we take her to the vet?

Answer by Kate
Clean the area thouroughly. when dry spinkle some bicarbonate of soda down and leave for an hour then vaccuuum uo. this should remove any remaining smell. then if possible either cover the area with a plant pot so the cat cannot access the area or spray with a stong smell citrus spray, cat hate that. this should disade her from using that area and hopefully will break the habit.

You may want to consider re litter training her, if so please read my page here about litter training. http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

Hope this helps

best wishes Kate

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IM CONFUSE WHERE TO PEE

by BLACKHAWK
(BRONX NY)

my female cat is about 8 yrs old,just recently she refused to use her cat pan,she even went into dog pan scrarch as if she was going to do her business there,end up peeing on white towel on the floor,later on large white envelope on the floor

Answer by Kate
Is the litter pan too close to the dogs pan? Or too close to a noisy washing machine or food bowls?

these could be a cause for the problem. Have you read my page about cat urine issues like this here http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-urine.html
It gives some more causes of why a cat may decide to urinate elsewhere.

You may have to look at some litter training again perhaps using the cat attract litter to encourage your cat to use the pan. see my page here http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.htmlhttp://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter.html

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cat peeing on bed

by rosalind galvan
(pacoima, ca usa)

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i have a 8-9 month bengal male cat who is not nuetured. my cat been peeing on me ever since my friend came over with his ferret and now he pee's on me everytime i have company over. Do you know why he is doing this and how i can stop it?

Answer by Kate
two things, firstly at his age he is coming into sexual materity and so the urge to defend his territory and mark it is getting stronger. If he was neutered this urge would be less so.

Secondly, a strange animal scent has come into the house and made him feel uneasy. he now assocaites new people arriving with that uneasiness. He is usinmg his scent to make the house smell more like him which makes him fel happier.

You will have to make sure that you clean the house very very thouroughly to make sure that any remains of the ferrett smell is removed. try sprinkling bicarbonate of soda on the carpets and leave for an hour before vacuuming up.

Also when you do have company over, put your cat in a separate room so that he is not distressed by the new arrival. You could bring the person to meet him in his room but make sure thay just bend down and let him come to them, do not try to touch him or approach him. Over a period of time his fear of strangers etc should deminish as he realises that he is in control of the situation and that they are no threat.

He is a beutifual cat by the way.

best wishes Kate

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cat pee

by Dianna
(Gambo, NL, Canada)

How come my cat hasn't peed since 10:00 last night and its 8:00 the next night?

Answer by Kate
does sound rather a long time. it all depends on how much they have had to drink and whether or not you see them trying to go in their litter.

it may be nothing at all to worry about, but keep an eye on your cat and if you are sure they have not been in the morning then i would get them to the vets in case their is some sort of blockage. this can be very painful and possibly dangerous.

Hopefully by the time you read this your cat will have passed urine. he if continues to have problems then you should have him checked anyway by the vet.

best wishes Kate

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