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I don't know what to do anymore! My cat uses my house as her litter box. She is about 7 months old and she urinates everwhere but her box. She did it when I first got her as a baby, but she finally stopped, and just this past month she has started to urinate everywhere again. On my clothes or anything on the floor, and if there is nothing on the floor, she will urinate on my bed. At first I thought it was because she was a baby, but she knows better now. I tell her "NO" in a very firm voice, and then direct her to the litter box, but its not working. I can clean the box 3 times a day and it doesn't matter. I don't know how to stop it!
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Hi Naturegirl and welcome to the forums!

Sorry to hear about your problem. Can't be very pleasant to find cats pee on your bed...

Does she only urinate or also defecate outside the litter box? Have you seen her doing this? Does she spray or simply urinate?

How to tell the difference -
When spraying, the cat backs up toward a vertical surface, holds up its tail and sprays urine in several short bursts. If the cat is urinating rather than spraying she would use a squatting position and go on horizontal surfaces.

Both are behavioral problems but you need to understand what's going on in the cat's before you can try and treat it.

Last and not least - did you take the cat for a medical check up? Urinating out of the litter box is sometimes the first sign for urinal tract disorders. These require immediate veterinary attention, so please consult your vet.

While you're talking to the vet, ask her for the phone number of a local feline/pet behaviorist. In my opinion, it's sometimes best to ask for expert help.

Please let us know the answers to these questions and I'll try and help some more.

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I sure hope you can find a solution to your problem! I know how it feels to have your bed peed on, I had Merlin inside one night and he spent the night in bed with me, he is about 2 1/2 months old, and he knows how to use the litter pan, and I have kept him in over night with me several times, but this one time, he decided it was easier to just pee at the end of the bed rather than jumping down and going to the litter pan. I emmidiately put him outside. He does pretty good, but once in awhile I catch him pooping somewhere he isnt suppose to.
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