My cat keeps peeing on piles of clothes.

United States
November 5, 2007 6:48am CST
Does anyone else have this problem? My cat seems lazy. I have little kids, so I have the litter box upstairs by the laundry. He only uses it when he has to poop or I catch him before he pees my clothes. If there are no piles of clothes on the floor, then he pees on the bathroom rug. Yesterday he peed on a bag of my son's old clothes in the closet. He is almost 3 years old and he was born in this house. I am getting very sick of this. Does anyone have any advice. I am not the biggest cat fan, but my daughter loves him, so he's here to stay.
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• United States
5 Nov 07
First of all, put a litter box on both floors of your house. Sometimes a cat cannot get to a literbox in time if it is on a different floor, or its in a room or area that can accidentally be closed off to a cat (like a bathroom that can be closed, etc). Also, some cats don't like to go in a heavy traffic area. if people are going in and out a lot where the box is, but one of those privacy lids on it or slide it to somewhere less congested. If that is not the case, then here are two other possibilities. Make sure that your cat doesn't have a urinary tract infection. And also, I read one of your other questions and see that you have a newborn. Is the cat jealous that you are spending your hours cuddling and caring for the baby when you used to have the cat sit on your lap? If that is the case, I would suggest making it a point to cuddle the cat when the baby is down for a nap, or otherwise pay attention to him. It is very common for the first few months of having a baby for this to happen. After a little while, things will go back to normal but especially if you have several children, you may forget to reconnect with the cat.
• United States
5 Nov 07
btw is he neutered? if not nuetering can make a difference too.
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thanks for the advice, but I never really cuddled him much to begin with. I pet him sometimes but thats about it. The only reason I have him is because of my 8 year old daughter. I am actually allergic. I took in a stray pregnant cat that nobody wanted and he was one of the kittens. My daughter fell in love with him, so we kept him. She is the one that is crazy about him. She definately still gives him a lot of attention. He isn't really the nicest cat though, he never jumps on my lap or anything. I only have an apartment, so maybe only having a litter box on one floor is the problem. Its back in a corner so its not where anyone walks by. I'll put another one in my daughter's room, maybe that will work. He spends most of his time there anyway. Oh and yes he is neutered. It was a lot worse before that, but it never completely stopped. Has anyone tried the Cat Genie? Its really cool, but expensive.
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
I also have a problem with my cats. I have two cat. The first one pees on my books and the other one pees on the kitchen near the faucet. If I see them doing that, I hit them... But they still keep on doing that...
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
You should never hit a cat, especially when what it is doing is natural behaviour...
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
5 Nov 07
Is he neutered ??? He could be marking his teritory, or if he is going quite frequent he could have a UTI which he is trying to tell you...