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My four year old female cat (one of two sisters) has been urinating on our bed; she always pees on my side near the pillow. I know she can't be upset with me for any reason, as she sleeps at that same spot with me every night. Does any know why she does this, and how I can get her to stop?
 

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crystal will do that when she gets an unrinary tract infection.
a trip to the vet may be in order if it is a recent problem with her.

or if not maybe she is marking her territory :?:
 

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crystal will do that when she gets an unrinary tract infection.
a trip to the vet may be in order if it is a recent problem with her.

or if not maybe she is marking her territory :?:
Thanks for your reply. The UTI thing has been suggested to me by a few people, however, I think it may be more behavior related. The cat in question appears to have a sister-rivalry thing going on because I have noticed that when sister cat gets on the bed during the night, my cat will leave my side, jump off the bed, and not return all night (she'll otherwise stay the entire night). I'm thinking the "bed wetting" may be territorial marking. Any idea how to remedy this problem? I've been having to keep my bedroom closed whenever I'm not in it, and I would much prefer to keep the door open.
 

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Aurora: There are many things you can do, but a trip to the vet is of the utmost importance.

Check again for any physical problems, things can change, even over a short period of time. And if it is behavioral your vet can help you with that as well, there are tips he/she can recommend you follow through with, there are medicains and behaviorist you can consult.

I can tell you, she probably will not stop peeing in that spot until you douse it in something like Natures Miracle, just a simple cleaning in your washing machine will not get all the smell out, cats noses are much more sensitive to smells then ours. Also, invest in a plastic bed cover you can put under your sheets in the mean time to save your matress, it will reach a point, that she pee's there too much and you will have to throw your matress out.
We don't know enough about your cat to say what the behavorial issue might be, or if she even has one. So make an appointment with your vet asap, and you can keep your cat in one room (not your bedroom) a laundry or bathroom some place with out carpet or rugs, and keep her in there, provider her with food, water, toys, and a litterbox, this might retrain her to only use her box.

Good luck!
 
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