neutered male siamese peeing on dog's beds~WHY ?
by Stefani Birman
Rehomed a gorgeous, neutered/declawed cat 2 mo. ago.He just turned 1 year old on 5/08/2010.He was brought into the home with 4 dogs.Appears to have adjusted well to them, and us !Last week he started to pee on the dogs beds which are positioned through out the home.I have caught him action 2 x's and confined him to the room where his litter box is located for a few hours.HIS LITTER BOX IS EMPTIED AND REFILLED DAILY, NO NEW LITTER BRAND, AND HE HAS NO UTI PER OUR VET. Why is he now doing this ? I really want to keep hm and not get rid of hm, as he as a cool personality.Is he makng a statement for the dogs, or just contrary ? Is there a product available at Petsmart to spray to stop the peeing ? I am at a loss , and..............my husband will not tolerate this indefinetly ! H E L P !!!!!!!!!!
Answer by Kate
first of all your cat is displaying a normal behavior for a cat. he is scent marking territory to stamp his mark on the home. Two months is not a long time and he still feels probably that he is not quite settled into his new home.
other pet beds and human beds too are a classic place for them to scent mark. this is because the scent of the other animal is strongest there and they are trying to add their own scent. this is a way for them to feel that they belong.
All you can do is to use the confinement method of litter training for a longer period of time, normally a few days to a week. this gives the cat time to calm down and to feel more secure in a smaller environment. then introduce them slowly back out to the rest of the home and the other animals.
the process is described here
he is a gorgeous looking cat by the way.
best wishes Kate
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