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Hi, I am new to this site and I am hoping somebody will be able to help me out. Me and my cat, Kika, moved in with my fiance about six months ago. Since then she has peed on the guest bed about 3 times. (her litter box is in the guest bedroom). She has never done this before (she is 4 years old). I don't know what to do. She will do it once and then not do it again for about 2 or 3 months. I am at the end of my rope, and quite concerned about her ruining a brand new mattress. For now I have moved her box and I am keeping the door to that room shut. Any suggestions? Oh, and I have taken her to the vet and there is not a darn thing wrong with her!
post #2 of 6
i think she may still be stressed about moving. is there any thing going on in the house that might be upsetting her? something shes not used to?
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I have been racking my brain trying to figure this out. I have no idea what triggers these episodes. Maybe there is something I haven't thought of?
post #4 of 6
If all medical problems have been ruled out, then more than likely it's stress. Cat's can't express what's wrong, so they will do things like this because they don't know why they feel this way. The first thing I would do is buy a matress bag to protect the matress. This way if she does it again, it's protected and it's easier to get rid of the smell. I would also work on making sure you create a routine with her. Feed her the same time everyday, when you get home give her a quick pet, figure out a good play time in the evenings, etc. Cat's are creatures of habit and routines are a must with them. You can also try giving her some Dr. Bachs rescue remedy to help calm her nerves. You can find it at most health and nutrition stores. You can also try adding a second litter box to the house, sometimes that can be a problem too.
post #5 of 6
For one it's good you ruled out a medical problem. Now you said that you and her moved to a new house and this is when the inappropriate elimination began? Often times the stress of the move and the new environment can cause a cat to do this. I remember moving my cat and she pooped on the bathroom rug for 2 months.

Is there another cat in the house? Or was there at one time? Is there other animals besides her there? Have you changed her litter type? Had you started using a different box when you moved?(hooded litter box for exsample) Have you been cleaning it out as often? Have you used new cleaners to clean her box with? All these questions are good to ask yourself just to rule things out.

If nothing had changed and the answers to all above are no then you may just have to retrain her. Keep her confined in one room with her box.(Might be a good idea to move her since she may be able to smell where she's already gone.)

Remember the moving to a new house can be very stressful on cats and this is her was of showing it. Just be patient(I know it's hard) and hopefully things will work out.
post #6 of 6
My vet recommended giving our cats 2 drops of bach's Walnut flower essence to help ease with the tension of a move. In addition to the bach's rescue remedy that I give to my cats everyday when I change their water. Make sure you clean the mattress w/a cleaning product that removes odor. Sometimes if the cat can smell urine it will think that it is a suitable place to use the bathroom.

How is your cat's relationship w/your fiancee?

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