Male cat started peeing on the floor, meowing loudly and scratching behind his ears

by Sara
(Canada)

I have a one year old male cat Bambi. Bambi is well behaved and he loves attention from just about anyone. He has never lashed out or scratched anyone and gets along great with our 6 month old bunny.


However in the last three months he has been peeing on the floor, and nothing gets the smell to go away, Our whole house smells like cat urine. On top of that he scratches behind his ears until they bleed and only then he stops.

During the day for a max of five hours he is isolated to the basement (finished and quite large and well lit). While everyone is out of the house he had a tendency to get into things. This is not a new occurrence however, he's been doing that since he was a kitten.

I should also point out that he is not fixed because I had intentions of breeding. However if fixing him will solve the issue I would set an appointment right away.

Any advise would help!

Thanks

Answer from Kate
Hi
well i think you have two issues here.

yes the peeing and destructive behavior etc is more than likely associated with him being un neutered. he is frustrated, he is scent marking and they can be more aggressive. So yes having him fixed will help him to be a happier calmer more chilled out cat who won't feel the need to scent mark every where.

There are also health benefits for your cat too. I have more information about this here
http://www.our-happy-cat.com/neutering.html

The scratching of ears sounds like a parasite issue possible caused by ear mites, they can crawl out of the ear and get on the surrounding skin which can cause more irritation. please see this page for more on this issue

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-ear-mites.html

best wishes Kate

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