Kitten Urine Problem

by Brittany
(North Carolina)

I recently adopted a new female kitten. I leave her in a room by herself to adjust and she uses the litter box regularly. I also have a pug and whenever the pug lays on the bed in the room that the kitten is located in, the kitten urinates on the bed, eventhough the two interact well together. It is very frustrating to keep having to wash the bed covers but I dont really know what to do about the problem? Any suggestions, please? Thank you for your time.

Answer by kate
well the cat sees the bed as her territory and when the dog leaves her scent on it she is having to make the bed her territory again by using her urine as a strong scent marker.
as to what to do about it well that is more tricky as you cannot force the cat not to carry out this natural instinctural behavior, so your only option is to stop access to the bed from either your dog, your cat or better still both. Now i know this can be difficult but as long as your cat feels that her territory is being taken ovber she will continue to scent mark.
perhaps restrict access to the bedroom for a period of time to let things settle down and then allow access again if you want to, she may have calmed down and feel more secure in her home environement by then and feel more confident with the pug as well.

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