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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Cat keeps peeing on bed

He keeps doing it wether his litter tray is clean or not so much. He has been neutered. I dont know what to do anymore.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-07-2015, 03:37 PM
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How often do you clean his box?

How old is he?

Has he seen a vet to exclude a medical reason for improper elimination?
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We need more details in order to get a handle on the situation and puzzle out the possible cause of the behaviour. Once we know more, we'll be able to make some suggestions on things you can try to correct the problem. MowMow's questions are a good place to start; first and foremost, the one asking if you've taken your cat to the vet to rule out a medical reason for peeing outside the box. If not, that's the first thing you need to do. A few other questions (in addition to MowMow's) that might help us help you figure this out:

- is your cat declawed?
- how long ago was he neutered?
- do you have other cats or animals in the house?
- do you notice stray cats or other animals coming by your house that he could be reacting to?
- have you cleaned your bed down to and including the mattress with enzyme cleaner to make 100% certain that all traces of the scent of your cat's pee are gone? (even if you can't smell anything anymore, your cat might)
- other than keeping the litter box clean, what steps have you taken to encourage your cat to use his box?
- have you tried other kinds of litter?
- is your cat indoor only or does he go outside?
- when did your cat start peeing on the bed? Did he previously use his litter box?
- does he still poop in his litter box?
- have there been any big changes that might have precipitated your cat's peeing outside the box, like a move, or a houseguest, or a renovation--anything in your cat's environment that changed and might have upset or scared him?
- describe your cat's temperament. Is he outgoing, affectionate, shy, nervous, aloof, etc? (knowing how your cat reacts to other situations will give us a lot of insight into how he thinks, and help us narrow down the potential reasons for the problem).

There are a number of us on the forum (myself included) who have dealt with cats with inappropriate elimination issues, and the bed seems to be a pretty common "alternative" to the litter box. As someone who has a cat that used to pee on her bed, I can definitely sympathize with you--it's a really frustrating problem! Peeing outside the box can be a really tricky problem to solve, and it may take a while to work out why it's happening and how to best correct it, but in almost all cases the problem can be corrected!

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2015, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yes he has regular vet check ups and is in good health.

He is about 2 almost.
He isnt declawed.
He was neutered almost a year ago.
He is indoor now used to be outdoor 6 months ago til we moved.
Hes only just started doing this. We changed the litter and his box is quite old this might be why. He likes catsan. Im going to get a new box so hopefully it doesnt smell. Although we wash it often it is 2 years old.

Yes we stripped the bed and used fabreeze on the matress.
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A regular check up wouldn't help if he recently developed a urinary tract issue. First step is always a visit to rule out medical problems. Otherwise anything behavioral we suggest will be useless.
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I have one who is a nightmare - she still isn't perfect but we have found having a couple of the litter trays with puppy pads instead of litter has helped enormously and it was here that I picked up that tip.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-09-2015, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have noticed the urine was slightly leaking out the back of his box where he would wee up the back. We've changed the box and thoroughly cleaned the floor and surrounding area.
We have also gone back to catsan.

Lets hope this helps.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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He keeps peeing up the back of the inside of the box this seems to then put him off so he heads for the bed for a wee.

Im really finding it quite hard now we have invested a lot of money bought him new things and he still heads for the bed. Luckily we have stopped him just in time but cant keep up the chase
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Have you used an enzyme cleaner?
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-10-2015, 06:02 PM
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Lets see.. male cat. First thing I would do is take to the vet for a urinary check. Males are more prone to infections then females. Second.. new litter and moving.. Stress of this type can CAUSE urinary issues in some cats. Glad you went back to what he is used to. LOL may help

If he pees up the back of his box, you may want to resort to a Rubbermaid type tote. cut down in the front for easy access and high sides.

Fabreese will not kill the smell for cats. Try something like Nature's Miracle enzyme cleaner. Just follow the directions. soak the area thoroughly and let dry. Also use it around the box anywhere he has leaked!

Hopefully others have other ideas.
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