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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Annoying ! Annoying! Annoying!

Ok well my cats are one year old already!
And they are still very distructful.
They scratch walls, rip wallpaper of with their mouths!
But one problem that is getting worse and its not nice at all is that they pee on everything. Both of them, they pee on pillows, bags, blankets, coats, tops, EVERYTHING And we cannot stop them!
Their litter is changed everyday, they have 2 litter trays, and they are spayed like 6 months ago!!
So what the heck are they doing?!
GAH.
Its annoying

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Have you had them checked for a urinary track infection? A lot of times a cat will have a UTI and avoid the littler box because they think that the litter box is hurting them. I would defiantly get them checked for that.

What kind of toys do you have? Cat tree? Scratch post?
Toys and trees/posts are very important . Cats need to clean and exercise their claws and feet. If you don't already have one I would suggest getting one.

You can also buy caps that you put on their claws. You could use these to minimize the damage their doing while you try and correct the problem.

Whenever you catch them in the act correct them. I find that a squirt bottle works well. When you see them doing something they shouldn't do give them a squirt and a firm 'NO'





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If you give them things to scratch on them reward them when they scratch on those and tell them NO when they scratch on other things then they should learn to scratch on their scratching toys.


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Hi, thanks
I will get them checked for UTI on their next checkups.
But they have 4 scratching posts, over 10 toys and alot of things to play and hide in!!!
I just dont know what to do now.

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Well the only thing I can think of right now is just correcting the behavior when you catch it.





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Are they fixed?
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yes they got spayed 6 months ago.

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Well we have tried telling them no, and putting them in the hall and locking them out from us, but they sit and meow for over an hr until we let them back in! Its getting hard, we love them so much their our babies, but seriously his house smells of pee now!

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I would ask your vet and thats everything that I can suggest. I'm stumped!


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Find out where their peeing and make sure that spot is thoroughly cleaned. It is VERY hard to get the smell of cat pee out of stuff. I just had to throw away a mattress that got peed on and after it was cleaned the smell came back. Vinegar works to get the smell out. If you can't stand the smell of it (I can't) if you use it in the wash put a few drops of some kind of essential oil.
There is a product called Feliaway that I heard works very well. You could google it and see if it is in your area. It is expensive but I heard that it's worth it.

How old were they before they were spayed? My brother's cat was a year when he was fixed and it probably took that long to get him out of the habit of peeing on stuff. I think he still does it once in awhile but not nearly as bad. Make sure you have a mattress pad on your bed that has a vinyl backing so if they do pee on that it won't soak through and be washed.

I read somewhere that cats will also scratch stuff up to show dominance and territory...hopefully soon that will go away. Even though they are spayed the hormones still last in their systems.

ETA: Feliaway is a product that you use like one of those glade plug ins. It smells like a pheramone that is suppose to make the cats feel comfortable and not give them the need to scent mark.

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I have two cats that are brothers, and they have the same problem. The problem gets worse if something in their environment has changed, like rearranging the furniture. They are 4 years old and neutered. I bought Feliaway and it worked well for one cat, Spunky, and helped with the other, Boots. Boots also had another problem, he would lick his fur until he had bald spots. I took Boots to a dermatologist, and it turns out that Boots has obsessive compulsive disorder. Boots is now on Prozac and doesn't pee on things anymore, with the exception of towels, if someone leaves them on the bathroom floor. Spunky will still sometimes pee on things, if I forget to put a refill in the Feliaway. While things are much better now, after taking the carpet out of our house and replacing it with laminate flooring, and using Feliaway and Prozac, but Feliaway and Prozac are expensive.
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I have tried changing the litter three times a day, my vet recommended this to me with a hand full of litter three times a day, and they have not peed on anything in 2 days! so i hope its just because they want a really clean tray!
Wish us good luck lol!!!

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Great!! Their just picky kitties then





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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-29-2009, 03:03 AM
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Great to hear an improvement, my friend got a problem too with her cat peeing everywhere, now she has to pour little of her pee on the new pad.

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