Any way to stop the cat from peeing?
November 7, 2006 11:03am CST
I have a male cat who pees, nearly daily, on the floor near my dad's dresser. I'm 20 years old and my cat is 18, so there is absolutely no way I am getting rid of him. I love the cat and he's a very good cat except for the urinating. Does anyone know any EFFECTIVE ways of stopping him from peeing???
• United States
7 Nov 06
Is this a new behavior for the cat? Many times a cat will start peeing on carpet or furniture because he is sick, most of the time with a urinary tract infection. It hurts the cat to pee and so he associates the litter box with pain, so he looks for another place to go. This is easily treatable with antibiotics if this is the problem. Your vet can run a quick test to see. If it's not a urinary tract infection, you can cover up that area (with anything - furniture, a box, bookshelf, etc.) if he only pees there because for some reason he is associating that area with pee rather than his litter box. Also, alwasy be sure to keep the littler box clean and scooped. I have known cats who were overly picky and didn't want to go into a dirty litter box.
• Janesville, Wisconsin
20 Nov 06
When Pets get older it is harder for them to control their urinary functions.... I would suggest putting a litter box around the area and see if it stops it. Only other thing I can think of is when you clean the floor of the wood work make sure it does not have amonia in it as sometimes cats will mistake that as a terroritorial marking, and go to remark their scent over it. Also take your cat to the vet make sure there is not an infection or anything. It sounds like just aging cat symptoms to me. Just have to be more alert to help him out is all sometimes they can not get to the bathroom on time - DNatureofDTrain