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wonderful my cat just peed on the couch!

post #1 of 17
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I'm not sure exactly what to do with space and what not....one of the cats will not go in the box when other cats are around, but this time they were not even around....she is scared of all the other cats except Bentley. this isn't Nuit by the way. i'm just frustrated, I know it's not a bladder thing but do to the other cats. she has a box right under the giant cat tree that she has claimed as her own. oh I dunno......
post #2 of 17
If this is the first time, you can't assume it's not a urinary tract health problem. Usually that's the first sign. When my Twinkie came down with crystals, he let me know by peeing on the pillows on my bed.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
no, lately she's been doing this cuz the cats will corner her so if she sees them in the room or even in sight this is what happens
post #4 of 17
do you have litter boxes in different areas? my cats do this to my fiances (outsider) cat and he will pee on our bed even just cause he cant get out to go to the box.
post #5 of 17
Don't feel like you're alone: I caught Geronimo just this morning peeing on my pillow. I wasn't none too happy about it, either..

He's never done it before. He's very "territorial" when it comes to me being his "mama" and he can't stand it if I give any attention to my other cats. I think he's "jealous" b/c 2 of my other cats take turns sleeping on my pillow, and he wanted them to know he didn't like it. So I think he was "marking HIS territory", so to speak..

~KK~
post #6 of 17
have you tried using Nature's Miracle? It helped me get the smell/stains out of my futon when Snickers got mad at me and starting being every where (aka only on my stuff).
post #7 of 17
Don't automatically assume it's behaviourial or territorial. Lola was peeing outside the litterbox. I took her to the vet Monday and she has a raging urinary tract infection going on....4+ cocci in her urine. Poor kitty. She's on antibiotics now, and hopefully, when this gets under control, she'll start using the litterbox regularly again.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
I caught Geronimo just this morning peeing on my pillow.
Please give your vet a call and describe what happened. Please read my post above. If he's developing crystals, they can be fatal with very little prior warning.
post #9 of 17
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Please give your vet a call and describe what happened. Please read my post above. If he's developing crystals, they can be fatal with very little prior warning.
Thanks for your advice & concern, Coaster, but I know that Geronimo hasn't developed any urinary crystals, b/c I've had cats before who did, and I know what to look for. He hasn't been neutered yet, and has done this before - only not on my pillow! He's just doing what male cats do before they get "fixed" - usually he sprays his scent against the door, where he can smell the female cats in heat who come onto our porch to eat. I intend on getting him taken care of, as soon as we pay off the current vet bill for Winchester's FIP meds! I normally don't wait this long to have my cats fixed (for the obvious reasons!), but we just don't have the extra money right now to take care of business..

But thanks for the suggestion.

KittKatt
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
Don't feel like you're alone: I caught Geronimo just this morning peeing on my pillow. I wasn't none too happy about it, either..

He's never done it before. He's very "territorial" when it comes to me being his "mama" and he can't stand it if I give any attention to my other cats. I think he's "jealous" b/c 2 of my other cats take turns sleeping on my pillow, and he wanted them to know he didn't like it. So I think he was "marking HIS territory", so to speak..

~KK~

haha.. try that happening when you just got relaxed enough to almost fall asleep. my cat hunny bun started peeing everywhere when she was in heat cause she wanted to "mate" and it only stopped after i got her spayed.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
she hadn't gone again since my orginal post, she finally came around and we found scratches all over her head. my other cats are very territorial about litter boxes and there are plenty of them to go around but if they ever here digging in the box they will run right over to it to see who is in it. So jenny peed again on the bed, Nuit just got over the bladder thing and had to have surgery, it doesn't seem to be anything like that , she hadn't done this in over a week so I dunno.I'm gonna try & get her in this week anyways though.
post #12 of 17
This may sound nasty but maybe you could put a litter box in the bedroom all for her. It might stop her from pottying on your bed.
post #13 of 17
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there is one in the bedroom, one in every room.....sadly....but good for them!
post #14 of 17
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there is one in the bedroom, one in every room.....sadly....but good for them!

Then I'm sorry all I can give you is a and hope that the kitty stops pottying on the furniture and goes back to the box.
Maybe try an uncovered one? or one that's on an easily escapible place for her?
post #15 of 17
It could be a urinary infection if they are tormenting her when she uses the box. She could have stopped going altogether or is holding it, so you should probably have her checked "just in case" since peeing= something unpleasant for her so she is not inclined to do it, and we all know what happens then.

I didn't see if you mentioned that the boxes are covered or uncovered, but my suggestion would be to cover the box so they can't go after her when she is in there.

If it is already covered, then I would use Feliway plug-ins near the boxes since you mentioned they are so territorial. Definitely give her a treat and praise her when you see her use the box. You might also give the other cats a treat when she begins to go to the box. It just can't be when they are attacking her LOL.
post #16 of 17
I have three adult cats; my one girl, Chaney, although a purebred Devon Rex from a breeder, was pretty much feral when I got her. The breeder has no clue what triggered her wild behaviour by the way. Chaney decided that she liked our piano room to poo and pee . Been to the vet, tried changing diets ... no luck. I finally put a litter box in the exact spot that she was using and voila, she used the litter box. Then I tried to ever so slowly move the litter box out of the room ... a few inches at a time. Nope, she went back to her old spot . She's also peed on the couch (just once, mind you) and when my husband tried to grab her, she bit him.

We now have a litter box in the piano room ... indefinitely. She's only missed a couple of times in the past 2 weeks. I firmly believe in not punishing my cats. If she poos somewhere she is not supposed to, I don't grab her, spray her with water, hit her, push her face in it or otherwise. If I catch her in the act, I try to remain calm, place her in the litter box and tell her what a naughty cat she is. If I don't catch her in the act, I simply clean it up and make sure there is no trace of scent left on the spot. It can be very frustrating to get a cat to use a litter box once they've decided that the floor/couch/bed is more convenient for them.

By the way, her personality has improved considerably with lots of TLC - even stopped hissing at my hubby The recently had a litter of Devon Rex kittens that have no hint of their Mom's crazy personality either
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by ladycat View Post
there is one in the bedroom, one in every room.....sadly....but good for them!
I had this problem with Bagheera and Khan... Khan has a habit of "bogarting" the litter box ... all the others have slapped him down and said, you ain't the boss of me, but Bagheera is the timid one. I had her pottying on counters for the longest time (because she'd get up there, in her "safe" spot, and then would be too terrified to get down and use the litter box). I put in more litter boxes, and I've put them in places all over the place, with several covered, and several that are actually storage containers that they have to jump into. I've heard the top entry boxes recommended because the bogartting cat can't "sneak" up on the one in the box, and it's also been recommended to get those "litter box furniture" covers that provide two exits, where the victim can see the aggressor coming and exit in the other direction. I would *love* to get some of these, but haven't had the money yet. those are vastly expensive (albeit probably not moreso than any other piece of furniture), but in the several hundred dollar range.

But anyway, I'd try putting some covered boxes in, with the opening facing the wall or a corner so it's not as easy for the aggressor to intimidate, or get "into".. and maybe put bells on the aggressor.
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