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HELP!!!!!!I just don't know what to do!
We have 4 cats, 3 older ones and a recently rescued a Bengal who was stuck living in a small bedroom by herself due to the fact that the owners other cat attacked her and chased her constantly. Our cats do not chase her and they all get along great.
We've had her for 3 weeks and she keeps peeing on an old antique buffet that my in-laws gave us and in the middle of our kitchen island on the countertop-only those 2 places. I thought it was due to stress at first but now it is continuing, the vet thought perhaps it was a uti. They said to put her in the bathroom at night by herself for a few nights, the 1st couple nights put a litterpan with litter so her scent gets in it when she pees...then remove the litter so she can pee it in to give us a sample for the vet. She has been peeing in the box at night but will not pee in it without litter so we can't get a sample, and during the day when she's not in the bathroom she pees on the buffet or counter whenever we go out(I'm a stay at home mom so we often go for walks or to the store.)
Our other cats have never peed anywhere other than their litter boxes. We have 2 litter boxes and they are cleaned out 1-2 times per day. Also there's one in the bathroom that only she uses and my other cats have never used!
I'm afraid they will start peeing where she has..I've been using Nature's Miracle but it must not work if she keeps peeing there. I feel so bad as she has ruining they old wood buffet that was given to us by my in-laws.
Any suggestions?
 

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2 suggestions about collecting a urine sample:

(1) It might actually be easier on everyone if your vet collects the urine sample him/herself. The vet can try to withdraw urine from her bladder directly using a needle -- my vet has said that if they are able to get a sample this way, it's the method that introduces the least contamination to the sample and thus gives the most reliable results.

(2) If (1) isn't an option for whatever reason, ask your vet to give/sell you some non-absorbent litter. I have had to collect urine from Quinn in the past, with his UTI and crystal issues. The vet instructed me to empty out his litter box, clean it thoroughly with dilute bleach to really remove old urine that might contaminate the sample, dry it well, and then place some non-absorbent litter in the box, even just a thin layer. (This stuff is basically little plastic pellets that won't soak up urine like your regular litter will.) The advantage of using it, rather than just giving your cat an empty box, is that the non-absorbent litter gives them something to rake with their paws -- it's understandable that your kitty doesn't want to use a totally empty box. Once the cat has peed on it, you'll need to tilt the box and use a clean plastic syringe to suck up the urine and squirt it into a clean plastic cup with a lid. If you can't get it to the vet right away, it should be labeled with the date and time of collection, and then refrigerated.

When I used this method, I put the non-absorbent litter in the box right before I went to bed, to give Quinn plenty of time to figure it out. At first, Quinn wasn't convinced about the litter change, but I picked him up and put him in the box a couple times. He finally peed in the box the following morning while I was in the shower, and the vet was able to analyze the sample just fine.

I have never tried to use Nature's Miracle on wooden buffets or kitchen counter tops, but it has always worked well for me on carpet stains. Good luck, I know this is frustrating.
 

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i have had my share of pee surprises lately! and its on my bed, so thank your stars that its not where you sleep! haha anyhow, i have noticed that changes of any kind will bring on this peeing in inappropriate places! if im gone for a few days, or if the litter boxes are moved! we have 4 cats and 3 litter boxes, and so far its been a sufficient number. however, everyone always told me on here that you SHOULD have 1 for every cat plus one! so maybe try getting another box! sometimes tho, i think that cats are just crazy and if they feel like peeing on furniture or my bed, then they are just going to! :lol: good luck!
 
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