Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
I have to agree...he needs to see a vet! UTI's don't just go away, in fact they spread to other areas and can cause serious damage. Sorry, but if this cat has a UTI it is inhumane to not have it treated!
If he checks out fine at the vet then you need to get to work on getting the carpet cleaned! My cat had issues when we first got him about not using his litter tray and he would pee (not spray) around the house. Simple Solutions isn't available in Aus so I used a mixture of white vinegar and water (50/50 ratio). Other types of cleaners usually have ammonia in them and the ammonia will smell like pee to your cat, so that could be why he is continuing to go in the same spots. I used the vinegar and water and on areas he was super persistent on I used a steam cleaner afterwards (after you get him checked out at the vet it might be worth hiring one and giving your caprets a good clean, it's going to be a waste if he has a UTI cause the problem is still there) and we fixed the problem.
I just had my cat at the vets a couple of days ago with a UTI. He peed on the beds. Cats that are perfectly toilet trained will let you know that something is wrong by peeing in places that they shouldn't.
Please please please get him a vet appointment to rule out anything medical. If a UTI is left untreated bladder crystals can form, which left untreated is life threatning and it's surgery to remove them, or a blockage, which of course a cat that can't pee also needs surgery or will die. I know it's hard to find time sometimes but it really is important to make the time!
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