cat peeing in bathtub - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-05-2004, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 50
cat peeing in bathtub

Lately, my cat has developed a strange habit. Twice allready, he has peed into the bathtub, right on top of the drain. Granted, he could have chosen much worser places to do this, but still its weird. Most of it goes down the drain, so clean up is not a problem. It is not like spraying, cause he does it in mid-sitting position and it goes down, just like he does in his litter box. I don't think its health-related cause he spends like 15-20 minutes there sniffing the bathtub in and out, like real active sniffing, and then just goes to the drain and pees and looks at me with the same whats-your-problem stare as if he is in his litter box. He still goes to his litter box for number 1 and 2, and nothing else in his behavior is changed. Does anyone know why he might be doing this? Oh, and his litter box is not in that bathroom.
facedancer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 02:52 PM
Senior Cat
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Scotland
Posts: 885
I have no idea but can sympathise. My Clevelenad went through a phase of using the basin in the bathroom for both 1 & 2!!!! Was rather embarrassing when a guest tells you your cats gone poo in the sink. I tried lots of ifferent litters and boxes and have found a big, deep tub to be the best as he has never done it since.

Claire x
There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats!
Misty is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 04:09 PM
Premier Cat
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 7,766
One of my cats does the same. I now have to keep the bathroom door shut, they left number 1's and 2's for me
That is the only place they do it, no where else in the house, but if the bathroom door is open they use the bathtub
Zalensia is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 07:55 PM
Cat
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Posts: 174
Hmmmmm, as long as its for sure not medical, I'd consider it a blessing. Think of all the litter you'll save and not have to scoop.

On another note, I remember seeing a thread where I believe Dr. Jean mentioned that cats peeing on soft surfaces, like carpet was more behavioral, whereas peeing on hard surfaces could be medical. I can't remember the thread, but am fairly sure that's what she said. Does anyone else remember where that was?

"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many ailments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia." - Joseph Wood Krutch
Katsprat is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-08-2004, 05:47 PM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Dubai
Posts: 81
Send a message via MSN to zofia
my mom's cat used to do the same, though there was nothing wrong with him otherwise. it could be that they associate the drain odours with theactivity they are about to perform
zofia is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2004, 11:38 PM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 75
cat peeing in bathtub

my old boy - punk- does pee in the bathtub. I keep a bottle of bleach and water handy in a spray bottle, spray it and turn on the shower. always have a clean bathtub and shower.
Anita is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 04:58 PM
Jr. Cat
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Washington state
Posts: 41
peeing in the tub

What a great place to pee.. when it comes to easy clean up... My moms cat used to do that when the litter box was dirty... sure beats the floor or carpet... thats for sure.
nwlily
nwlily32 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome