A cat that pees on your bed instead of in the litter box is every cat owner’s nightmare. In this article, I will talk about 3 simple things that you can do today that can potentially end this problem tomorrow.
Take Your Cat to the Vet
Number one on your priority list should be bringing your cat in to the vet. A cat with a medical condition is a serious issue and time is of the essence.
Bring your cat in and ask for a complete physical and tell your vet that he has been peeing on the bed. Your vet will likely order a urinalysis to determine if your cat has a urinary tract infection as this is a common cause of inappropriate urination. Any medical issues need to be dealt with before moving on to determine if the problem is a behavioral one.
Get Rid of Materials Your Cat Has Peed On
Your next course of action should be to get rid of any material that the cat has peed on. In the case of a cat that has been peeing on the bed, your bedding needs to go. This may seem drastic but it is the most effective way to make sure that any chemical attraction is eliminated.
If it’s something harder to completely get rid of like your carpet, try using a cleaner like Nature’s Miracle or getting the area steam cleaned.
Even if you think the smell is gone, if there is even the smallest trace remaining, your cat will smell it and it will be much harder to stop him from peeing in that spot again.
Be Aware of Your Cat’s Stress Levels
The third factor that you need to be aware of is stress. If you have multiple cats in your house, it’s important that they each have their own space. They should also have their own litter box. This can be hard to accommodate when you have several cats but it is something you should strongly consider making work. Ideally, you should have one more litter box than you have cats.
Now that you understand the importance of ruling out medical problems, cleaning any urine-soaked areas or materials and eliminating unnecessary stress from your cat’s life, you’ll be well on the way to stopping your cat peeing outside the litter box.
It took many months and many dollars for my wife and I to learn these valuable lessons. We have a cat that cost us a lot of money and nerves peeing all over our apartment. We were desperate to find a solution so decided to take matters into our own hands.
We did a lot of reading about how to stop the cat urinating on our carpet on the Internet and weren’t entirely satisfied with what we found.
We spent the next several months compiling all the most relevant information and also interviewing veterinarians in our area and around the world.
The results of our research can now be found here at CatSprayingInsider.com where we have many articles relating to inappropriate urination in cats.
A cat that pees outside the litter box is a frustrating problem and one that could prove fatal to your cat if you don’t know what to do. Do your homework and help your cat before it’s too late.
A More Long-Term Solution
If you’re looking for a more permanent way to get your cat to stop spraying — which I recommend most of my blog readers to do — give Cat Spray Stop a try. Created by Susan Westinghouse, a vet and cat specialist, Cat Spray Stop is an all-encompassing guide designed to help you stop cat spraying in your home in as little as 30 days using a unique method called the TTS method.
I have tried it with great results, and have also published a review of Cat Spray Stop over here. Good luck!
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