Originally Posted by PinkMonroe
Hey! My cat Meatball is 2 years old... and is neutered. Ive had him for about 9 months now. I adopted him from a family in an apartment complex. They think he broke his hip when he was hit by a car, but it repaired on its own- they didnt get it fixed. So he walks bowlegged. But he keeps peeing in random spots on my bed, carpet, couch, his own bed, etc. I clean the litter box daily, and have 2 other cats that are just fine. But Meatball just keeps peeing on the carpet.. He's up to date on his shots, and he's really healthy. I talked to the vet and they said he doesnt have a UTI... he's just not well trained.. but I dont believe that because he DOES use the litter box.. just randomly he'll pee wherever he feels like.
Anybody have any advice? Or the same problem?
I find it strange that he pees in spots so random, especially his own bed. I would get a second opinion if your vets thinks there is nothing wrong, it sounds like he has some kind of medical condition with his bladder or something else. It sounds more like a control problem then a marking thing. However he might just be doing it to mark his territory. Maybe his former owners waited to long to get him neutered and he learned to spray and it is just a habit, not a biological thing.
On the positive side, they sell simple solution by the gallon in the dog section at Petsmart
. My parents had a female cat who was constantly peeing on everything (no medical problems, vet thought it was mental) They bought the plastic runners at home depot and lined the edge of the room where she was peeing so you may want to try putting plastic down.
Another suggestion: I dont know about your financial situation or whether or not you own your home but you may want to replace your carpeting with hardwood or laminate flooring to make it easier to clean up. If the peeing is a mental or behavioral problem it is VERY difficult to "fix" this problem. It may be he has some "mental problems" associated with him being in pain when his hip was broken and didnt recieve medical attention. His prior injury may also be part of the problem. I think it def would be a good idea to get a 2nd medical opionon.