(Closed) Cat urinating on fiance’s things.

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try the Feliway diffuser.  Here’s link to show you what I’m talking about.  The listing is for 3 diffusers, but you can buy they singly of course.  I believe all major petstores carry them.  We got ours at Petsmart.

And here are some tips from my personal experience (I had a cat who did this too, but it didn’t seem to be anything personal.  She stopped just as suddenly as she started, no major stresses in life, and no heath issues.  A mystery to this day.

 

1. never leave anything on the floor, or on furniture where she can reach it.  No towels on the bathroom floor, no laundry on the bedroom floor, no clean clothes folded on the bed, no curtains puddling on the floor NOTHING.  It’s a hassle, but as a side effect, your place will always look VERY neat and clean 😉

2. If she does happen to pee on something, and it doesnt require dry cleaning, then simply wash in hot water, with (detergent) and 1-3 cups of vinegar in the load (depending on how large the pile is she peed in).  Use the double rinse cycle and the vinegar smell will be rinsed right out.  It’s the only thing that takes cat pee smell out, and it works 100%

3. Wash the floor underneath where she peed with Natures Miracle, an enzyme cleaner that eliminates urine and feces odours.

4. Don’t yell at her if you catch her doing it, and don’t let him either.  She’ll just associate urinating with fear, and want to hide out even more whenever she has to go.  If you see her squatting, just clap loudly to startle her, gently take her to the litter box, then praise her when she comes out. (and that’s IF you catch her right in the act).

Hope that helps.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OK-first about the duffle bag, make a paste from baking soda and borax and a little water and rub it into the affected area and let it sit for about an hour then rinse it. Hopefully that takes the smell out.

 

About the cat-it is purely a jealousy thing. Cat’s are very passive-agressive animals. when they are mad, since they can’t really verbalize what they are mad about they will do it in other ways. Like urinating or defecating where they aren’t suppose to-to get their point across. I had to deal with this with two cats, when my Fiance moved in together. For a few weeks, what we did was I would ignore the cats completely-no petting, no loving on them. Just give them the cold shoulder, and Fiance would be the one giving them all the attention. In addition, he was the one feeding them. Pretty soon they were thinking, “Hey, this guy isn’t so bad!” I think if he is mad at your cat and acts mad at your cat, or if you two have argued in front of the cat and the cat feels that you are bing threatened,then the cat is basically thinking “F U, you want war? I’ll give you war!” So, i think the way is for him to give the cat a little more attention and loving than you do for a little while, and that may change the cats mind about him being an adversary for your affections.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I’ve heard good things about Feliway too, although it didn’t work for the issue my cat had. Dumb Cat Spray is supposed to be good for that sort of thing as well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ugh I am so sorry. When I was on vacation visiting my brother his roomate’s cat peed on my carry on – we thought it had peed on my brothers sweater and thats where the smell was coming from, but after he dropped us off at the airport we realized it was coming from my suitcase. The smell just intensified as the hours passed. It was unbelievable. If anyone opened the overhead compartment, the smell of cat’s piss flooded the cabin. The girl in front of me said “is there a cat up there?” and I had to apologize profusely while red faced and giggling uncontrollably. NOTHING could get that smell out! I tired vinegar, detergant, whatever I read online but nothing worked and I had to toss it. I realize this post is not very helpful, but at some point if cleaning it doesn’t work just give up or you’ll have a bathroom that smells like vinegar and cat pee.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I always found Pine Sol to get the smell out wonderfully. I have used it on fruniture as well.A capful in the wash will work wonders. Most duffels can be washed in with the regular laundry unless it is leather….

I actually had a cat pee on someone before. I thought it was hilarious. He was less than happy. It was a guy my old roommate was dating and I couldn’t stand him. My cat walked up to him made a noise and peed on him. He threw his brand new pants in the trash rather than try to wash them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@6598731ssfse3: Maybe I didn’t try hard enough? After 12 hours of travelling smelling like cat pee I didn’t have a lot of energy to deal with it!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

She peed on my leather coat and one point, and the dry cleaner got it out no problem. Don’t be too discouraged, just call around and see who has a solution for you 😉 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How many boxes do you have? We added a second box when we got a second cat and they actually split the “business” between boxes. (Pee in one, poop  in the other.) If I were a cat that didn’t wear clothes or understand luggage, I could see some similarities between an open duffel bag and a litter box.

I disagree with the person that suggested not yelling at them. We tell ours off very firmly (lots of hissing noises and arm waving) and they get the idea. Some things they never do again (there was one peeing incident when Second Cat was small). Other things they wait until we aren’t looking (getting on the counter). I totally agree with Sandy about letting your Fiance be the one that does the “good” things. Have him be the one that gives your cat treats, plays with the cat, snuggles the cat, etc. for a while.

One thing I’m very firm about, because I have seen this problem with so many cats: we do not ever leave laundry, towels, etc. piled on the floor. (This includes clothes in suitcases, duffel bags, laundry sacks, etc.) We have a hamper with a lid that we use for dirty laundry, clean laundry gets put away. I don’t know why, but a lot of cats pee in clothes.

Once they get into the habit, it is really hard to break. You have to get the smell out–really out–or they’ll continue to use the same spot. I use peroxide bleach if there’s ever an accident, and whatever is peed on, get it outside the house until you can get it cleaned properly (or thrown away). I find that the smell comes out if you clean it right away. If you wait a day or two, it’s probably garbage.

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