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post #1 of 27
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She's doing it again! Peeing all over my house. Cody was just at the vet 2 weeks ago and he said she was fine. For those of you who don't know my situation...Cody is a 4 year old female and we just got Jovi, a male kitten, about 10 weeks ago. She started off fine, getting along with him and playing but for the past 2 weeks, she's been peeing all over my new house! She did it before in my apartment last year with no other cats around. I have tried everything...you name it, I've tried it and I am at my wit's end! I do not know what else to do. Next week, I am taking her urine to the vet to be tested. Last year I did the same thing and all was fine and the vet said it was a behavior issue. I just don't get it. What else can I do? I am seriously sitting here crying when I should be getting ready for company. It's breaking my heart. I can't even imagine giving her away. Please help me!!!
Susan
post #2 of 27
Susan don't get yourself all upset sweetie or the cats will pick up on it as well

Someone else will be along to help you, but at least the vets doing tests next week, now come on and dry those tears
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks Susan, I am just so distraught. I just don't understand it and it's killing me. Everyone keeps telling me to find her another home. I can bear to think about it but I have tried everything over the past couple years with her.
post #4 of 27
Susan ignore what people are telling you to do sweetie, Cody has a problem obviously but shoving her out to a shelter or another home is only going to make her situation worse.

You've bonded with Cody over the couple of years you've had her and if Rosie or Sophie started to have little accidents in the house theres no way i would give them up.

Please just stick it out and see what the vet says.

Just look at that little girl in your siggy?, you would miss her so much!
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
I know, tell me about it. I love her to death. I just don't understand why she's doing this. I just don't know what to do. Right now, I had to lock her in a room with her litterbox and food. I feel so bad, so guilty...but I just can't let her keep going all over.
post #6 of 27
Susan have you thought about taking Cody to another vet?
post #7 of 27
Thread Starter 
I did last year and she did testing and then put her on amitriptyline, an anti-depressant. She was so out of it, I couldn't bear to keep seeing her like that.
post #8 of 27
My mom's cat Honey was a territorial peeier..(if that's even a word )...she peed in the house just to proved that our home was her domain, and she was also a spayed female. My mother was able to put up with it and cleaned up after her. Our vet did suggest behavioural medication (kitty anti-depressant kind of stuff)...not sure if that would be something that you would do?
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I'm thinking about getting her a refill and maybe not giving her as much as last time because she was sooo out of it. I'm going to call my vet about it next week. It made me too sad to see her so out of it that I took her off of it.
post #10 of 27
aww! I'm sorry to hear this! I wouldn't give Juicy up for the world. Keep on searching for an answer, but don't give up on her!!!
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
In my heart I know I could never give her up...it just kills me to keep her locked up like this. I just don't know what else to do. I am soooo sad. She's my baby girl.
post #12 of 27
Sometimes glucosamine supplements can help. There are a few made for kitties, like Cosequin. Even though she's getting along with the new kitty, she could be somewhat stressed by his presence. When kitties get stressed, their bodies can react in strange ways, including causing bladder inflammation that leads to her peeing in strange places. I'm lucky that Willow usually confines her peeing right next to the litter box (which is now in the bathroom, rather than on the carpet like my old apartment). You might also try some Feliway plug-ins, as they are supposed to help calm the kitties.
post #13 of 27
oh Susan sweetheart, I am so sorry to hear that this issue has reared its ugly head again. I have no advise for you unfortunatly, gosh I so wish I did though.

Poor sweet Cody, something is obviousy not right with her my friend, and it must be so frustrating to not be able to find the answers after so many tests have been made. I dont believe that this has to do with Jovi, as she has done it before when she was the only cat in the house... maybe it is an attention thing? but I cant comment on that. I think most will say its a health reason.

Good on you for speaking to your vet again - as you said, she is your baby girl and I know that you will never give up on her
know that we are all here for you to lean on for support as you work your way through this my friend
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by huggles
know that we are all here for you to lean on for support as you work your way through this my friend

Thanks girl, I really need that right now. I feel so bad, this is the first time I've had to lock her up in a year. She's been sleeping with me at night for the past week and now I have to lock her up. She's allowed out under supervision only and my house is all baracaded up. I have Feliway...the plug in and the spray...but obviously it's not working!!! UGH! I just don't understand this and I don't know what else to do for her
post #15 of 27
Have you considered using an animal communicator? I'm serious about this. If they can communicate with Codygirl perhaps they can find out why she's doing this. She may be able to tell the communicator if she's doing it because she's mad about something or if it's some kind of an illness. I think it would be worth the money to try. There's a good one out here in Minnesota that does long distance communication. I think she charges $80 hour. Think about it!
post #16 of 27
I wish I had the answer for you, I really really do

its gonna work out ok? Chat to the vet and start again from the beginning, you WILL work it out - you know my email when you need to vent ok

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Originally Posted by lovemycodygirl
Thanks girl, I really need that right now. I feel so bad, this is the first time I've had to lock her up in a year. She's been sleeping with me at night for the past week and now I have to lock her up. She's allowed out under supervision only and my house is all baracaded up. I have Feliway...the plug in and the spray...but obviously it's not working!!! UGH! I just don't understand this and I don't know what else to do for her
post #17 of 27
Oh Susan, how stressful. I hope this all blows over and Cody stops!
post #18 of 27
I don't have any advice too add, but wanted to say it sounds like you're doing everything you can for Cody. It's obvious how much you love her and how committed you are to her care. I'll be thinking about both of you.
post #19 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by lovemycodygirl
She's doing it again! Peeing all over my house. Cody was just at the vet 2 weeks ago and he said she was fine. For those of you who don't know my situation...Cody is a 4 year old female and we just got Jovi, a male kitten, about 10 weeks ago. She started off fine, getting along with him and playing but for the past 2 weeks, she's been peeing all over my new house! She did it before in my apartment last year with no other cats around. I have tried everything...you name it, I've tried it and I am at my wit's end! I do not know what else to do. Next week, I am taking her urine to the vet to be tested. Last year I did the same thing and all was fine and the vet said it was a behavior issue. I just don't get it. What else can I do? I am seriously sitting here crying when I should be getting ready for company. It's breaking my heart. I can't even imagine giving her away. Please help me!!!
Susan


oh boy what a tough situation!! there is a book called Outwitting Cats and it has a whole chapter on dealing with inappropriate urination, it sounds like you have tried everything except this one technique, and i dont want tos say too much about it because i dont want to get it wrong, but i am pretty sure it involves isolated the cat in a fairly small area until they are re-trained to use the litterbox

you can get a copy of the book on half dot com for less than the price of a new one.

good luck
i pray i never have to deal with that situation, i rent and it woudl be a disaster

hugs
althea
post #20 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by catnapt
oh boy what a tough situation!! there is a book called Outwitting Cats and it has a whole chapter on dealing with inappropriate urination, it sounds like you have tried everything except this one technique, and i dont want tos say too much about it because i dont want to get it wrong, but i am pretty sure it involves isolated the cat in a fairly small area until they are re-trained to use the litterbox

you can get a copy of the book on half dot com for less than the price of a new one.

good luck
i pray i never have to deal with that situation, i rent and it woudl be a disaster

hugs
althea
Thanks guys! I really appreciate all of your support!! It has been helping me not totally FREAK OUT. Update to the situation...I have been putting Cody in the cellar during the night and when I leave the house...basically, she's grounded! She has her food, litter box and bedding. I feel really guilty seperating her but I think she actually likes the quiet time away from Jovi. Fortunately, we have not had any more accidents. I have also baracaded the rest of my house so she's only allowed in those areas unless I'm there to watch her. It sucks and I wish I didn't have to do this but it is helping.

I think she's doing it completely out of spite...towards Jovi and ME! But we spent a lot of time together this past weekend and I tried to spend time with both of them so Cody doesn't feel left out. The thing that I don't understand is they'll play together, sleep and snuggle up together and even give each other baths...but then she goes and pees in the house!! That's what I don't understand. Why all of a sudden? Well, hopefully she won't be grounded for long and we'll be able to go back to normal. Jovi gets neutered next week so hopefully that will calm him down a bit. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

Cross your paws for us!!!
post #21 of 27
Ooh Susan, just now seeing this thread. I'm so sorry for what you're going through with Cody right now . I remember those days with Eppie all-too-well. I'm praying things get better...
Has a UTI been completely ruled out?
post #22 of 27
all paws crossed over here!!

I really think getting Jovi neutered is going to help ALOT!!! GOOD LUCK!! you know we are thinking of you
post #23 of 27
Keeping fingers and paws crossed here too
post #24 of 27
Soooooo...Lovemycodygirl....How long has it been now since Jovi got fixed?
I sure hope it has helped. (It can take a couple of weeks for those male hormons to settle down...trust me, I KNOW) So it might take at least that long for Cody to stop feeling threatened or stimulated by Jovi....if that is her problem.
About all you can do is keep her someplace that it won`t matter so much when you can supervise her...and give her tons of affection when you are with her....and some "alone time" without Jovi until this problem is resolved.
Be sure you do whatever you can to remove the kitty pee smells so that she does`nt keep wanting to go to those spots agin out of habit.
Bless your heart... that has to have been to stressful.
Let us know how it`s going OK???
post #25 of 27
Maybe a holistic vet can help. It might be worth a shot. Good luck
post #26 of 27
when exactly is Jovi getting neutered Susan?

any changes with Cody lately? thinking of you all
post #27 of 27
Hey There,

I've had a few successes with pee-ers like cody. First, the anti-depressants, in my experience, really knocked coda out, but after a few weeks, he seemed to ajust to them, and be back to his old self. Maybe give them some more time, and see if the sleepiness wears off.

My vet started giving Coda (a neutered male) depo-provera shots, for territorial peeing. The hormones stopped the problem and he has been much better since starting that treatment.

it took a long time of trial and error to find something that worked, and every cat is different. If you can isolate the reason why she is peeing, then it might be easier to fix. Dont' give up! You love your codygirl, you will find the answers.

How many litter boxes do you have?

-Rachael and the heathens.
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