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Kitty urinating on food area

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Hello, I am new here and have a question about my new kitten Moo Moo, he is around 10 weeks old and has the last week that I've had him started to urinate on his food place mat and on the sides of his dishes.

His food is kept in the kitchen far away from his litter in the laundry room and the house is new so no other cat smells would be there. I have separate feeding areas for him and his mom but she still tries to eat at his dish, is he trying to mark his food as his?

What can I do to stop this from happening and forming a hard to break habit? I have been cleaning the area with a strong cleaner (with no ammonia) trying to get rid of any smell, any other ideas or help would be greatly appreciated.
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A good enzymatic cleaner, such as Nature's Miracle Just For Cats, available at all the usual "pet" supply places including Petco and PetsMart, will not only take the smell away, they'll actually enzymatically remove the contaminants, so he won't be drawn to the spot to do it again.

Experts recommend putting the food where the "spot" is, because of course, no one would "go" where they eat. (Uh, Earth to Moo Moo! Do you know this yet? No???)
I hope some of the experts here at TCS (or elsewhere) will have more and better advice. You also need to make sure Moo Moo is in good health and not having some sort of urinary problem? Has he seen his vet recently, for his baseline innoculations and checkup?
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Update- I've cleaned the area with Natures miracle, washed all the food dishes in the dishwasher, and put down tin foil under the dishes and all around the floor and the walls in that corner. Kitty went to check out the tin foil right away all was good no peeing all night but this morning kitty peed on the tin foil.

Moo Moo also just had a vet check and shots last week, but I will make another appointment to see if he does have a infection that could be causing this.

Thanks for your help
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