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I've had three cats. One is perfectly fine (I'm assuming because she was spayed when she was one and a half years old) the other cat was given away because she peed everywhere after about two years staying with us. I got another kitten that's been living with us for about a year now. He's the best cat I've ever owned...but now he's starting to pee in certain places (or random ones for that matter) around the house and I'm afraid my mom will throw him out too. He's not neutered yet and maybe that's part of the problem. But is there a main reason why cats urinate around the house including their litter boxes? Is there a way to stop it and help prevent against it?? Also, what are the benefits of having a cat neutered or spayed? Help please! Thanks so much, in advance!

I love my kitty so much I don't want to lose him.... <<))
 

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Your cat might have a urinary tract infection. Call your vet no matter what to bring him in. Explain what's happening, and your vet will probably say it's either a UTI, or he's just spraying. Neutering could be just the answer you're looking for. Un-neutered males "spray" to mark their territory. His territory is all over -- so that could be why there is pee all over. Neutering your cat has many advantages. One, your cat will not contribute to overpopulation, ending in many innocent kitties being euthanized because there just isn't enough room for them. You may say your cat will be an indoor cat, but do you want to risk it? That one time when someone walks into your house and forgets to look for the cat could be the one time your cat gets out and impregnates a female stray, or gets into a terrible cat fight with another male because their hormones are raging. Your cat will be at lower risk for cancer, your cat will be better tempered. Cats generally calm down once they don't have those hormones raging inside of them anymore.
 

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Thanks so much for your help! I was just afraid that my cat would be considered too old to get neutered. (He's about one year). What is the age limit by the way? Or is there none?

I'll call the vet though just to make sure things are ok. Once again I appreciate your help! ^_^
 

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since your last cat peed in the house, your new kitty could also just be smelling that and covering it up with his own smell.

my parents' cat has frequent urinary tract infections, and she pees all over the house. she is also very territorial, and doesn't take kindly to male cats in particular. i got a male kitten, and once he grew up a bit he started spraying where she had peed. he was neutered asap, but he still continued to mark certain areas of the house. my parents wouldn't tolerate it, and they had him euthanized. :roll: poor guy, it wasn't his fault!

their female cat continues to pee all over the house, yet she rarely gets scolded seeing as its a health problem. i had to move back in with them for a while, and i brought my 3 cats with me. i have 2 boys. their cat tolerates my oldest, but she really has something against my other boy. she attacked him constantly, or just hissed and growled if he went in the same room as her.

he has never sprayed in any of my apartments, but after a while...he was so stressed and so angry at her, he started spraying where she peed. since my parents don't have the sense to try and get rid of the cat urine, i bought a bottle of febreze. when i'd catch a cat peeing on the carpet, i'd say NO and carry them to the litter box. then i'd thoroughly clean up the urine and soak the carpet with febreze. if i caught them sniffing the area, i'd chase them off and soak the area with febreze again. i managed to cut down the areas they'd pee in, but my parents' cat just refused to stop peeing in several places. my poor boy was yelled at or smacked just for sniffing these areas, i was at my wit's end! luckily i moved out and don't have to deal with that anymore. i was terrified that they'd have him euthanized while i was sleeping like they did to my last boy...

i'd suggest getting yourself a bottle of scented febreze and soaking down every spot your cat has been peeing on to get rid of the odors. getting him neutered should take care of it, but if it doesn't nix the problem entirely...keep that febreze handy! if he smells urine somewhere, he'll think its ok to pee there. gotta get rid of the smell!
 

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They make odor powders and sprays especially for pet odor. I think they work great. Arm and Hammer makes one that I like best. You can buy them in the cleaning aisle at the grocery store, or at pet stores.
 

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Thank you guys so much for all the suggestions and advice! You guys are awesome!!! :D

Marijun, I'm so sorry to hear about your cats! Although my mom didn't get my last cat euthenized, she did kick it out of the house where she still currently lives. I hardly ever see her outside. I wish I could keep her in, but I think my mom would kick me out :cry: I'll definitely try that
febreeze thing! And now that I monitor my cat, the more I notice that he just pees in this ONE SPOT. It's a fake-leather seat and he pees there at least twice a day if I don't clean it up. I've covered it with tin foil and I put some perfume there...and I have yet to see if this will works.

Forjazz Arm & Hammer? I thought they just made baking soda :roll: hehe but I'll definitely look into it. Do you know if they sell it in grocery stores? Or only in pet stores?

*looks at the end of Forjazz's post* :oops: you answered it already *lol*

Thanks everybody! It means so much to me. :wink:
 

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Cat pees

Im new here, but here is the deal.

I have a 2 1/2 year old domestic short hair named Lexus. Beautiful white cat with some black markings. mostlyon her tail and the top of her head. Anyways, she is over all a very good cat. But in the past few months she keeps peeing on my bed. And only on my bed. She still uses the liter box, but for some odd reason she keeps peeing in my bed and I cant figure out why. Any ideas?
 

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Re: Cat pees

sleeperalty said:
Im new here, but here is the deal.

I have a 2 1/2 year old domestic short hair named Lexus. Beautiful white cat with some black markings. mostlyon her tail and the top of her head. Anyways, she is over all a very good cat. But in the past few months she keeps peeing on my bed. And only on my bed. She still uses the liter box, but for some odd reason she keeps peeing in my bed and I cant figure out why. Any ideas?
My female cat used to pee on my bed too :( And not just mine, my brother's and parent's beds too. I think that cats (especially females) would prefer warm, soft, cozy places to pee. Is your cat spayed yet? I think that my cat peed on beds because we didn't spay her. She was overly jealous of my other female cat...so I think that caused a problem. Is Lexus your only cat? (beautiful name, by the way) and I'd love to see a picture of Lexus!
 

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Cats will urinate outside the box for many reasons. Top reason: box is too dirty. Next: urinary tract infection. So, any cat going outside the box needs a vet check.

I've noticed that cats who pee on beds do so for one of two main reasons: there is a territory struggle in the house, and the bed is the heart of the territory and must be claimed with marking to maintain dominance; or there is a urinary tract infection and the cat is looking for the very safest place he know to go, because everywhere else he goes, hurts him (if you've never had a bladder infection, thank your lucky stars, 'cuz it *burns* like heck when you pee!).

An unneutered cat will spray anywhere and everywhere. Get him neutered immediately! They're never too old! For benefits of spay/neuter see our free library, with many articles on behavior and health issue including a series on litterbox issues. http://www.littlebigcat.com/?action=library

Perfume will not dissuade a cat from spraying. They can smell the urine through anything. You have to break down the urine with enzymatic cleaners like FON, X-O or Nature's Miracle; they work on most things. A leather chair may not be salvageable but talk to a leather store and ask them what to do.

Cheers,
Dr. Jean
 
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