We have a new (1 month living with us) 6 month old male cat. He has the best personality. He is neutered and not declawed. He is our only current roaming pet. However, we have had cats previously in this house...but not for some time. We also recently changed to a new cat food.
He has starting peeing on the beds in the house. We thought originally it might be because he got stuck in a room or something. But he keeps doing it and has christened almost all of our beds. (He also pees in the litter box also and doesnt have a problem with doing "other things" in the litter box.) It isnt like a spray either...it is a serious pee of pretty impressive quantity!
We cannot afford to constantly replace the mattresses in the house obviously. And cleaning the mess doesnt seem to help - maybe because you cant actually clean down in the depths of the mattress. It is really grossing us out.
We are keeping the bedroom doors closed when we are not home, as that seems to be when it has happened previously. But tonite he did it with us
at home. We have relatively new (expensive - sigh) furniture and are afraid he will begin peeing on the furniture. My husband has said he will have to go if that happens. I havent seen the vet yet to see if it is a urinary tract infection but am guessing it is not since he seems to be choosing to pee in specific places and there is a large quantity and he doesnt seem to be feeling poorly. Of course I will take him to the vet, but I need help too! What can we do to correct this behaviour problem if there is no urinary infection? I understand what causes cats to go back to places they have gone before, but what is causing him to pee elsewhere to begin with? I am sure there is stress associated with him moving in with us. But you would think that would dissipate over time and things would become less stressful and he would go back to using the litter box.
I have noticed his stool is very strong smelling lately as well as his breath. So much so that it stinks up the whole house using the bathroom or even just playing by us. We had changed him to Eukenuba for kittens recently thinking it would be nutritionally better for him than rice/corn based food...maybe the whole thing is his food. Thoughts?