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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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My cat pees on me when I sleep!

I rescued my cat when she was about 5 weeks old she had been dropped over a neighbors fence and left. She took to the litter box like a duck to water, no trouble training her, no accidents. It took almost six months of patience before she was trusting enough to come when I called her, although at night she would climb in my bed and sleep if I didn't touch her. She has never been hit or screamed at since I have brought her home. She is about year and a half old and has been fixed. about 6 mths ago she started peeing in the mornings on my bed (or so at first I thought it was on my bed and just a fluke it was always near me.) Thank goodness I have a water bed since it is a 2 to 4 times a week thing. I can have the litter box beside the bed and she will pee in it. She always pees right beside me. I even bought all new bed clothes trying to stop her! Well, I slept on the couch one night and guess what! Peed right beside of me. Why is she doing this? How do I stop her!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-27-2009, 08:31 AM
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Are you sure she is not peeing anywhere else? Smell your clothes hampers and other fabric itmes (and corners etc...).

Maybe make a vet appt. she may have a urinary track infection, ergo she would be associating the pain of urinating with the litter box and peeing outside of the litter box.





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I second the vet trip. It sounds like a medical problem.




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Also try to eliminate totally the scents from those clothes and areas she peed that she might still smell..

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 03:03 PM
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It might also be a behavioral/mental issue. I have a friend whose cat (a fixed female that was taken from mom very young) used to pee all over their basement all the time. Multiple trips to the vet revealed no health concerns. They tried everything to get the smells out and try to change the layout of the room etc. The only thing that finally worked was to put the cat on "Kitty prozac" as Denise called it.
A trip to the vet is a good idea to sart with.
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I think a vet visit would be a good idea to rule out any health problems, but I wonder if its possible for an animal to 'wet the bed' so to speak, like could she be doing it in her sleep? could you put her in a bathroom or a crate overnight with a comfy bed to sleep on and a litter box? could see if her bed is wet in the morning.



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That happened to me once. It was a kitten. I don't think it could get off the bed by itself.
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Have you taken your cat to the vet yet? Do you think it could be hormonal? Sometimes if you don't get your cats "fixed" at a certain point in time it will take a while for their hormones to leave their system. This doesn't really sound like a urinary infection because the cat is peeing wherever you sleep.

I know people who have had success with Feliaway. You can google it and also buy it in the bigger chain pet stores such as Petco and Petsmart. Really it's like a glade plug in but it's odorless to you. It's a synthetic hormone that makes the cat think it "scent marked" everywhere it could.

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I think it might be because she was taken from her mom at such a young age and she wasnt shown how to use a litter box. Your the closest thing she has to a 'mom' so you'll have to show her and praise her with her favorite treats when she does good. When we were raising Mama and her kitties in my bedroom 2 years ago, I watched Mama show her 2 lil boys with pride how to use it. Then she came to live with my mother who had a fixed male. Illusion (our male) has TERRIBLE litter box habits and Mama has pristine so I watched her try to chow HIM how to use it too but he's stupid and she gave up and began covering up his bizz.... O.o
What you can try doing is try to watch for her body language to show she's going to pee (keep a box handy) and put her in it and hold her there until she finishes, take her paw gently and scrape up the litter with her paw and treat her. I know this sounds both treacherous and perhaps a little harsh but I think it's because of her age....I would have her checked out at the vet though just to make sure.
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