litter trained kitten peeing on bed
(Vancouver BC Canada)
we just got a kitten about 3 mths old a few weeks ago. The first 2 and a half weeks have been fine. we have a two year old cat"Ella" already, that has been slowly warming up to our new kitten "Luna". The new Kitten "Luna" is litter trained, so we never saw a problem, but within the last few days she has peed on my daughters bed, and mine, and still using her litter box for pee and poop. i limited where she could go for the last couple days, and just this morning thought i could let her be in the same room with me so i could keep an eye on her. As soon as she came into my daughters room, she jumped on the bed and peed. I caught her, picked her up, rubbed her nose in it a little bit, and put her in her litter box immediatly, and then put her in her kennel for a bit because i had to go pick up my kids from school.
please some advice would be very helpful, and maybe some suggestions why she is doing this. is she marking territory,or???
Answer by Kate
I get asked this question a lot, so don't worry you are not alone.
Basically urine is used to mark territory and also to help make the cat feel more at home by making the home smell more like them.
The cat is not being naught and cannot be punished to stop the behaviour. Basically you have to re train the cat to only use their tray and to prevent access to the areas they have been using. Also anything that has been urinated on has to be very thourouhly cleaned. i also spray with a strong lemon scent on the bed clothes as cats don't like this smell.
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best wishes Kate
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