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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 6 month kittens peed three times where my son sleeps

Hi. I have a problem with my new cats who are 6 month old brother and sister. They've been wonderful and very sweet, but in the last two weeks, one or both of them have peed on my son's mattress and now my daughter's, where my son's been sleeping bc his mattress is ruined! I clean their litter at least once a day. Sometimes I let it go two, but they use it when it's full bc I've seen them do it. I seriously think they don't like my son bc he is skittish around them.he isn't comfortable picking them up. He's sort of afraid I guess. He's 10 years old. We had one cat for all of my son's life who recently died. It's not like he's never around cats before. But, I think they sense his uneasiness even though he tries to interact with them.

I bought the Nature's Miracle and just got it yesterday, so just in time for tonight's incident on my daughter's mattress. I can't say if the smell will go away yet. I can't say whether the pew penetrated through the mattress yet.

I don't know what to do with this behavior and make it stop. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2015, 11:18 PM
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Their litter box should be scooped at least twice a day. I scoop mine at least 3 times a day.

The problem may also be that the kittens are still young and, just like little kids, sometimes they wait too long. Are they sleeping with your kids? Maybe putting a small, disposable litter box in each room, just temporarily, might help.

In the meantime, unless the mattresses are thoroughly cleaned, the kittens are going to think, because of the smell, that they're new pee spots.

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Are they both spayed/neutered?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-31-2015, 01:31 AM
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Does your son sometimes have night time accidents?
I know sometimes kids have smaller bladders, so it creates difficulties for them, as far as control goes.
If so, maybe the smell from him is triggering something in the kittens, as far as reactions?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2015, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Both are fixed. The boy was recently neutered (last 3 weeks). My son does not have accidents, but given pre-teen years, perhaps he has a certain scent the kittens are attracted to? I recently put out two new litter boxes...one upstairs, our main floor, and one in basement where they typically go. I plan to empty the boxes more often. I am just afraid if I keep the bedroom doors open, they will do it again. I bought a spray deterrent, but have not succeeded with it yet. Any other thoughts? I plan to call the vet, too.
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