UPSET DETECTIVE

by MONICA
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK)

HI ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO WE ADOPTED A 6 MONTH OLD KITTEN, WE ALREADY HAD A CAT THAT IS 14 YEARS OLD AND A 3 YEAR OLD COCKAPOO DOG.. WELL THE NEW CAT IS MALE AND HE GETS ALONG GREAT, WITH THE DOG, WHO IS MALE, BUT THE 14 YEAR OLD CAT WHO IS FEMALE NEVER GOT ALONG WITH OTHER ANIMALS OR PEOPLE EXCEPT ME, SHE IS A ONE PERSON CAT.. JUST RECENTLY SOMEONE HAS BEEN PEEING ON AND IN BETWEEN THE CUSHIONS OF OUR COUCH.. WE DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS BUT WE NEED IT TO STOP , BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WON'T HAVE IT. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO ?


Answer by Kate
Hmmmm difficult one as there is no magic wand to cure this problem i'm afraid especailly if you don't know who's doing it. If you do find out and it is one of the cats then you can try the litter tray training technoque described on my training pages or restricting the cat to one room with the liiter tray for a week or so to re affirm where they should be going. But if it is your older cat and she is urinating because she feels uncomfirtable with the new cat, well only time will help as theres no real way to make a cat get on with another and not feel threatened, which is possibly why they are urinating.
You could try spraying the furniture wilth a citrus scent (lemon juice and water) as this often puts cats off from going in that area.
Sorry i couldn't be more helpful.

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