Indoor cat urinating on the carpet.

by Jaime
(Fresno Ca)

My 3 year old male cat was neutered before he was 6 months old. He has been an indoor cat, and until recently has not spent any time outside. I allowed him to go hang in the backyard for awhile, and now he constantly meows to go outside!!! Now he has begun urinating on the carpet near the sliding glass door, and near a window where he looks out as he dreams of roaming the streets! He is declawed, and there are many stray dogs in the area, otherwise I'd let him out. How do I keep him from urinating on the carpet? He had always used his litter box prior to this???? I love him, and will not get rid of him but I really like my new $5000 carpet too!!! Any advice will be appreciated.

Answer by Kate
well it is a shame that the poor cat is declawed as this makes it difficult for him to be able to go outside and defend himself and climb and so as you say it is not safe for him to go out. Which i believe is hard thing for a cat but as he has been inside for three years now, i would hope that given a little time he will settle back into.

his urination is due to the fact that he has experienced the outside world and is now very aware of other cats scents etc and he is trying to mark his territory.

try giving him a week of litter training using the confinement method, this helps to rebuild their confidence in a smaller space (less to worry about) and also reintroducing them to their litter tray.

the process is described here

best wishes Kate

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