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post #1 of 26
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Before Harley got fixed (last week) he peed on our friend's jacket that had been on the floor, last Sunday. So we got him fixed this past week and he'd been just great, his behavior has changed so much (He no longer is a litter box flicker....his litter actually STAYS in the box now!!!! )

Anyways...last night, John's brother was at our apartment for a few hours, and he was getting ready to leave, and Harley got up, and PEED on his jacket!!! Seriously, the jacket was only on the floor for like 2 seconds before he even did it, now can someone PLEASE tell me why he's still doing this?

It seems like its only happening to people that are visitors, that don't come around too often. My best friend is there just about everyday, and her stuff will be on the floor and he wont even bother touching it! He's never done this to my jacket, or John's either.

Is there anything that I can do? Now I'm afraid to have guests, and we're having Christmas at our place TONIGHT, please help me!
post #2 of 26
Im sure I remember from your thread before Harley was fixed someone saying something about this possibly being a possessive thing? As in he's not happy with people he doesn't know being around you...?
Maybe whoever it was will post again. That is so strange though. I hope he stops it little monkey
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
Im sure I remember from your thread before Harley was fixed someone saying something about this possibly being a possessive thing? As in he's not happy with people he doesn't know being around you...?
Maybe whoever it was will post again. That is so strange though. I hope he stops it little monkey

I posted last week about him peeing and I really thought it would stop after we got him fixed, I am just so concerned, especially about having guests over tonight! And this has only been happening for the past week...
post #4 of 26
Maybe its going to take a while for his hormones to settle after his op? I dont know thankfully we've never had that problem.
Is he peeing right in front of you or doing it when you're not looking?
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
Maybe its going to take a while for his hormones to settle after his op? I dont know thankfully we've never had that problem.
Is he peeing right in front of you or doing it when you're not looking?

No, his brother had his back turned to him and when he turned around Harley was sitting there and just finished peeing, I just wanted to cry!
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Before Harley got fixed (last week) he peed on our friend's jacket that had been on the floor, last Sunday. So we got him fixed this past week and he'd been just great, his behavior has changed so much (He no longer is a litter box flicker....his litter actually STAYS in the box now!!!! )
hey, it's only been a week since the neuter - i think it takes like a month for all the testosterone to process out of the body. maybe you could lock him in a room for tonite? one with his box, & food, toys, etc. [but not the guests' coats ] he probably wouldn't like all the hubbub, noise & strangers anyway...unless he's like Java - the cat who's never met a stranger! my other 2 usually hide away when other people are in the house. a party would guarantee this behavior!
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by laureen227
hey, it's only been a week since the neuter - i think it takes like a month for all the testosterone to process out of the body. maybe you could lock him in a room for tonite? one with his box, & food, toys, etc. [but not the guests' coats ] he probably wouldn't like all the hubbub, noise & strangers anyway...unless he's like Java - the cat who's never met a stranger! my other 2 usually hide away when other people are in the house. a party would guarantee this behavior!

Its so weird, cuz he loves people, obviously just not their jackets! If I lock him in a room, with all of his stuff, he will cry and cry and that will just make me feel horrible! I'm just going to have to put their coats in the back room....I hope this stops though, I feel so horrible about it all, and I know its not his fault, and I don't wanna yell at him and make him afraid of me. I just hope this behavior stops before we get our new kitten after the 1st of the year!
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Its so weird, cuz he loves people, obviously just not their jackets! If I lock him in a room, with all of his stuff, he will cry and cry and that will just make me feel horrible! I'm just going to have to put their coats in the back room....I hope this stops though, I feel so horrible about it all, and I know its not his fault, and I don't wanna yell at him and make him afraid of me. I just hope this behavior stops before we get our new kitten after the 1st of the year!
can you shut the door to the coat room, at least? you'll have to keep checking on it, as other people may forget to keep it closed...
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by laureen227
can you shut the door to the coat room, at least? you'll have to keep checking on it, as other people may forget to keep it closed...

I'm going to have to, I just don't understand why he's still doing this, has anyone else had problems like this after their cats have been fixed? I just really don't want it to be a continuing problem, or is there anything that I can do?
post #10 of 26
You're getting a new kitten!! good idea!! Sleeves is so much calmer since we got Nismo, he's just adorable. Maybe this will have a calming effect on Harley too.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
You're getting a new kitten!! good idea!! Sleeves is so much calmer since we got Nismo, he's just adorable. Maybe this will have a calming effect on Harley too.
Yup, after the 1st of the year!

Its $85 to adopt at our Humane Society, so we have to wait til after the 1st so we have enuf money to bring our new baby home to a nice home!!

How old is Sleeves?

I just want Harley's peeing problem to go away before we get the new kitten!!
post #12 of 26
Sleeves is now 7 months. We got him at 6 weeks and until getting his baby sister 2 weeks ago he was pretty wild. Not with the peeing but just biting our ankles etc etc. Even after being neutered, I saw no change in him at all.
But now he's just the cuddliest cat on earth.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
Sleeves is now 7 months. We got him at 6 weeks and until getting his baby sister 2 weeks ago he was pretty wild. Not with the peeing but just biting our ankles etc etc. Even after being neutered, I saw no change in him at all.
But now he's just the cuddliest cat on earth.

Harley is really cuddly now too after his neuter, but now with this peeing problem, I don't want anything else to happen, especially after bringing home a new friend for him....like if it would stress him out, if the peeing thing would become something bigger?
post #14 of 26
Im sure by the time you're financially ready for the new kitten Harley will have settled again. Its so stressful as you just want to know 'WHY???' but Im sure he'll be absolutely fine.
If he's still playing up, just maybe hang off with the kitten for a week or 2 but I am always amazed at how quickly their behaviour changes.
post #15 of 26
Cats do not pee on something they do not like, they pee to mark it as their's! I would invest in getting a coat rack to keep the coats out of reach, or take your guest's coat and place it into a closet right as they come through the door. If the coat has the scent of another animal on it he might be trying to cover their smell.

Good luck with your guests. I also suggest he be placed into a quiet room for the duration of the gathering.
post #16 of 26
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If I put him in a room by himself, he will cry and cry...he always does whenever I try to do that if we're having people over. Once he hears our voices he wants to be right next to us!

All I know is that I'm NOT going to let anyone's coats sit out, I just can't believe this, cuz he's never done it before when he was a little baby!
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
I'm going to have to, I just don't understand why he's still doing this, has anyone else had problems like this after their cats have been fixed? I just really don't want it to be a continuing problem, or is there anything that I can do?
Java peed in undesirable places for at least 2 weeks after her spay, i think because it took me that long to find all of her 'pee' spots! but yes, i have heard of it being a problem until all the hormones are out of the system. i'd give it at least a couple of weeks unless you see signs of some other problems [straining, crying, low pee volume] that would indicate a UTI or crystals.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by laureen227
Java peed in undesirable places for at least 2 weeks after her spay, i think because it took me that long to find all of her 'pee' spots! but yes, i have heard of it being a problem until all the hormones are out of the system. i'd give it at least a couple of weeks unless you see signs of some other problems [straining, crying, low pee volume] that would indicate a UTI or crystals.

Okay Thanks so much!

The only reason that I was concerned is b/c he had done it b4 he got fixed too, so I was hoping that it wasn't a bigger problem than that really...you know?
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Okay Thanks so much!

The only reason that I was concerned is b/c he had done it b4 he got fixed too, so I was hoping that it wasn't a bigger problem than that really...you know?
without any other sumptoms, i think it's probably just leftover hormones.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by laureen227
without any other sumptoms, i think it's probably just leftover hormones.
Wonderful!! Are there any symptoms that would or should alert me as to if it should be a serious problem?
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Wonderful!! Are there any symptoms that would or should alert me as to if it should be a serious problem?
well, i've heard of straining, crying, low pee volume & blood in the urine being symptoms of a UTI...you can read more about them here.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by laureen227
well, i've heard of straining, crying, low pee volume & blood in the urine being symptoms of a UTI...you can read more about them here.
Thank you for your help!
post #23 of 26
I would say that he his demonstrating possessive/dominant behavior? Maybe try to keep jackets, etc..off the floor or chairs so he can't pee on them, see if that works.
post #24 of 26
How did Harley get on last night? any 'accidents'?
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Pombina
How did Harley get on last night? any 'accidents'?

Nope, no accidents, I put everyone's coats in our bedroom and shut the door. He had a lot of fun with John's little sister, who is 4, they played all night, and he was so good with her....no peeing accidents!!!
post #26 of 26
Good boy Harley!!!
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