Post # 16
Thanks for all of the replies!
He is neutered.
He’s not allowed to go outside because we live on a busy street and I wouldn’t want him to run onto the road.
We did let him outside a bit when he was younger (on a leash thing), but stopped doing that because he seemed to hate being out there, but then would also try to run out our front door whenever we opened it. He rarely tries to run out anymore.
I will definitely check out that show! And also Feliway too.
Post # 17
_blackbird_: im sorry to hear about that. its going to be pretty tough since he is 3 years old. when you give him the toys to play with, do you stay with him and the toy. like a puppy and play with him. if the toy just sits there hes more likly to still bug you to come back to play with him. also have you tried a laser pointer? when my kitty gets toooooo crazy i try to wear him out with a laser. and he goes nuts for it. im not sure why he would pee on your clothes? is his litter box being cleaned almost every day? other than that hes def upset about something if hes peeing every where. has he always been like this? if not has anything changed? some times when you move or something involving change a kitty will pee because hes upset. maybe a dog or baby? good luck and i hope you figure something out.
Post # 18
souza_2005: yes, he’ll play with a laser pointer, but I can’t play with him all the time unfortunately 🙁 I try to play with him a bit each day, usually before bed.
I scoop his litter box every day and give it a full clean once a week (dump all litter and scrub it clean).
He has been randomly peeing on things he shouldn’t since he was little. He has gotten better with this lately though. There have been no changes really, same house, no new additions to the family. Although we will be moving in a few months so fingers crossed he keeps the progress he has made in the peeing department!
Post # 19
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
My last cat used to pee on things too. I couldn’t stop him, I even tried multiple litter trays. He got a urinary tract infection when he was young and just learned the behaviour. My vet tried him on antidepressants but it just made him really weird so I dealt with it and tried to keep him out of rooms I wasn’t in. Eventually I started letting him out and he seemed a bit happier but he would still randomly pee. He was hit by a car eventually 🙁
I have two cats with Darling Husband who have lived inside their whole lives and are perfectly happy, so I do think it just depends on the cat’s personality.
The attacking seems to be a bit of a combination of dominance and anxiety. You can get hormone things to plug into outlets that might help. When you say he attacks the water bottle, how is he reaching it? You should put a lot of distance between you and then spray. Noises, claps and hisses can also work. When Darling Husband trained our cats to play, when they started to use their teeth or get too rough he would make a certain noise and make his hands go limp, they would back right off. Now if they’re being aggressive we just make the noise and they stop whatever they are doing and lick you to say sorry. It did take a lot of time to train them though.