We've gotten her neutered all our cats are neutered (male and female's).we have 14 cats (we have an big house with many other animals) We notice she poops in the catbox she also pees but it seems whenever shes not alone she wont use the catbox and will pee wherever she pleases. Her hiss we've become accustomed to; like a greeting or goodbye. How long is the spray good for? I'm at my wits end with it. Once the floor is dry, sprinkle baking soda over the affected area. Wow, you hv all gone above an beyond for this kitty, I can tell how much she means to you but your at yr wits end, sure can't say I blame you either. If the behaviour continues, see the veterinarian. I’ve had her from being 8 weeks old, so really don’t want to do that. But my cats issues just started about a month ago. I will be giving some of these tips a try in the future. If I return the full tray to toilet she usually is ok...will my kitty ever learn to go in the toilet? All the rescues and shelters were full and no one would take him. I clean and block a spot, the next day they mark a new spot down 3 or 4 inches from the blocked spot. Today he has not been his usual cuddly self, he hasn't eaten at all and he just climbed up on my son (my cat's favorite person in the house) and pooped on him. Use a blacklight to see any hidden spots. I'm sorry you're going through this. I need to stop this and I just don't know what to do any more. Once you find the cause, you can begin to find a solution. I need to stop her doing this its devastating but I am totally out of options? I would buy an extra litter box to see if he using that one, putting it in a different area. I am literally begging you for help! I don't want a litter box in my kitchen, so I needed something else. I call her Boo, bc she will hide if anyone comes over. She got neutered 2 yrs ago so it’s not that. I also bought some of those pads they use in beds for incontinent people. I have two cats, two litter boxes. April of this year she was spayed, and the peeing issues seemed to have stopped. Scared the cat right off, it did. Bella stays clear of Squeak, still! I would avoid using bleach to clean up his messes, as cats don't like the strong smell. They all of a sudden started to pee inside my bathtub or on the corner behind the toilet-she'll poop in the tray on the toilet but she'll pee behind the toilet or inside bathtub. Cats also spray when they are stressed. We live near a main road, so although the kitten is now 20 weeks we don’t want to let him out yet. It was stress related and a form of IBS as he also had a Doberman there which she was terrified of. I Just changed the kind of the cat litter and now my cat is peeing allover my place in clean laundry well clean clothes and the couch the floor she's not old only 3. He would sit outside a door or window and cry, and cry and cry 24 hrs/day. Good luck. What is the vet's opinion? Is the litter box placed in a cramped spot? Sure enough, in the middle of the night I heard the alarm screech and there was just a tiny spot of pee on the pad. I need to get rid of some of them but all shelters are full in my area and to be truthful I care about them to the point that I don't want to take them somewhere where the will live in a cage without any future of a forever home. Learn how to stop a cat from peeing on the couch to avoid falling into the endless cleaning circle. (My two most recent were rescued as seniors - they are the only two that don't spray.) My remedy is putting foil down in the spot that your cat is peeing in. I would clean every area thoroughly and remove the table. Now this will surely cause a debate but I am interested in seeing how much people will tolerate. This works better on hardwood or tile floors, but you can use it on carpet as well. Shake to mix. When she was young, we didn't have any real issue. I would suggest that you let the older one use the litter box until they feel comfortable with the enclosure. The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. I also have 2 other cat boxes to use. Now my mom is threatning to put her to sleep and cage her till she breaks the habit. So many people having problems with their cats urinating outside the box! Then my husband went out for 17 mins, and he peed on the floor in that time! I have a bengal cat and it keeps peeing on the mattresses. I have taken him to the vet, spent almost 1000 dollars. I know it's cuz the dumb dogs ate her food again & Mum didn't put more down for her. Cleaning cat pee stains and removing pee odor from the couch is a tiresome endeavor. If she can smell the scent of her urine there, that's her cue to relieve herself there again. Dr. Carol Osborne talks tips on how (and where!) I write helpful articles based on my experiences as a cat mom. Unfortunately, some of our other male cats caught right on and joined in. I would also do a thorough cleaning, he will continue to pee in the house if he smells it on the floor. A cat's pee contains ammonia. Once it is cool, pour into a spray bottle. Have just purchased citi kitty to train my cat to go in the potty and everything was going fine until she saw first hole . Think about it: would you use a dirty, smelly toilet? Has your cat ever been upset or interrupted while using the box? Didn't find the answer you were looking for? It's also very cheap. But st this point. That solved the problem everywhere except in the kitchen. We have a 14 year old cat. We have taken her to the vet but they could not find anyting wrong with her. There is nothing wrong with her health wise. Is your cat peeing or spraying? I recommend it if you are having peeing issues with your cat. a total lie that a cat won't piss or crap where it eats..mine does..19 yr. old pain in the neck cat.. How long does the Citrus spary to work so cat will stop peeing where they are not to pee? Bella's the same age, passive, & very shy. Reese responded by peeing on the bed, to which Mum responded by not giving her anymore food & locking her out of all the rooms. Is the cat ever prevented access to the litter box? I have 4 cats 2 males and 2 females but my cat Oscar is peeing a lot on baskets with clean cloths in them and my mother is at her breaking point. Cleaning it can often wet the crystallized proteins and reactivate the odor. help! These are my homemade recipes for cleaning and repelling cat urine. Any advice would be very welcome! I was pregnant when I brought her in and it wasn't long till she started peeing on me while I was sleeping, my clean clothes and then babies new stuff we were getting, I also caught her spraying when she was going into heat. I would clean the area thoroughly. The Litter Box Itself: If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, this may be your reason. He could smell another animal on it. The dogs eat all her food. Have you tried another litter, perhaps something softer? Unfortunately if a male cat isn't neutered he will spray. Same when I get home. This is safe to use in your home as well. Cats graze all day, they don't wolf their food like dogs, so if the dogs eat all her food, it stands to reason to cater to the cat a little, if for no other reason than to keep her from pissing on the furniture (always the couch & Mum's bed & Mum's home all day everyday). So, I'm not sure what else to do at this point. I would suggest she see the vet. All her labs come back great - kidney's are perfect, etc. We've had a our cat for 2 years now and his been fix since he was a kitten....but we recently got a new kitten thats not fix and he is peeing on our bed ... could he be trying to mark his territory so little? Does anyone have any ideas what is the best natural way to deter her as I can not take smelly sprays or aerosols. Or holds it until she comes back in! What can I do? I have 4 cats. I have the most beautiful 18 yr old - Winnie -she is one of 4 cats and they have all been together all their lives. I think it's just become a bad habit by now. So Winnie is an incredible girl ( aside from this ) but, she is 18, she does have a little dementia so training her won't work, She also is on blood pressure meds as of last week, she drinks loads as she has kidney disease too. Your article is so helpful. She's always had a unique personality, the neighbors confirm this. However now the three other cats are spraying and marking their territory all over the house. From the beginning she peed outside the litter box. Have these conditions been ruled out? Thing #2 (tabby) was not peeing either but still barfing 2x week. We have two litter boxes,clean them daily and wash litter box weekly. It doesn't need to be refrigerated. Bella is non threatening, and wants to be Squeaks friend. I may never help a stray cat again. I keep there fairly clean, scooping out every other day or so. A year ago he just started weeing and pooing on the floor, next to his litter tray. My cat likes to pee next to/very close by her litter box, and has been doing so for several years now. Bella has never been agressive at all. I would clean the area thoroughly and also put down plastic mats near the litter box.