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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Urinating on door step

I'll be brief, Lily started urinating on the divide inside between the door and the carpet, a painted wooden floor part, you know what I mean. Then we saw blood, basically after a long ordeal she had a bladder stone which was removed with surgery, now on food designed to stop stones forming.

Ok, days after surgery she stops urinating there and we think it's over. The it starts again, the vet thinks she's hypercalcimic but then further tests and thyroid tests show she's actually not and it was a false positive. She's basically fine they say, just monitor her. But she's still going at the door, we now believe this is behavioural. If we put a litter tray near the door she'll use the doorstep. She'll poop in to tray, normal position and downstairs at the door, she may urinate occasionally in it, but I have two cats so it's hard to know.

What we've decided is it must be behavioral/habit but we can't figure out how to stop it. We don't know why she stopped doing it then started again, it's really weird. Any help massively appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 10:30 PM
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Well - the odor is still there, for her anyway.
Have you tried Nature's Miracle?

I had one cat who occasionally peed on the inside of the front door.
You can temporarily use something to block the area - cardboard box or blanket.
Cats don't like the smell of vinegar. I used that to clean the area.
I disrupted his routine, made it less automatic.
Once the cat got out of the habit, he didn't do it again.
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The vet suggests it may be a bully cat in the neighbourhood as my other cat is withdrawn and acting strange at the moment now as well. I've put tinfoil down and it's been around 36 hours since she's done it. She has used the litter tray which is great, it's just breaking the habit hopefully.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 04:09 PM
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If you have just one litter tray, a second (or third) would be helpful, but don't put it beside the other one. Put in another location that's not near a traffic lane, but in another location opposite of the other one. You could also start feeding her at the location where she is peeing. Clean area thoroughly with Nature's Miracle where she has peed....if it is other places, get a UV blacklight flashlight to show the urine stains, available at Amazon and pet stores. Cats don't usually pee near where they eat if they can avoid it. Worth a try. Good luck.

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Thanks I'll try that!

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