(Closed) help me save my cat

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

1. More litterboxes in more locations.  If she only has one, she might not get to it in time.  Also, some cats will only use clean litterboxes (and most vastly prefer them), so having multiples could help.  Make sure the ones you have are LARGE, and preferably not covered.

2. Get her in with a vet for testing.  She might have a UTI or something else medically wrong.  Even if she doesn’t, you might consider using a non-clay litter and giving her only filtered water – both of which help with urinary problems.

3. Get the spots that she pees on cleaned.  Like, actually get someone in to professionally clean the carpet.  Put anything else she likes to pee on in a location that she can’t access.  If she smells somewhere she’s peed in the past, she’ll probably pee there again.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Once any medical issues are ruled out, I’m sure she is trying to tell you she is not happy with the littler situation.

 

I have a cat like this as well. She would pee on the bed right in front of me, she was just unhappy that the box wasnt being cleaned often enough.

 

I would suggest making it easier for to get to the box, and make sure its clean every day.

 

It makes me so sad that people would rather put their animal down then do a few simple things to make it easier for her.

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i would have the vet check her kidneys. my grandparents have had a couple cats who have ended up with kidney issues, and they acted just like that- peeing anywhere but the litterbox.

i hope you figure it out soon!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsPhilly:  Don’t give up on your cat!!!  Yes, the best thing is to take her to the vet, which you are doing.  If there is nothing medically wrong, maybe you can find a foster home for her or someone that has experience with dealing with something like this to take her.  Don’t let your parents put her to sleep.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

When one of my cats got very old and started having accidents, we put old towels in the litter box instead of litter, and the cat started going in the box again. The towels obviousl don’t hide the smell of urine like litter does so you’d have to change and wash them pretty frequently, but my fmaily did what it took to make our guy comfortable.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

definitely try more litter boxes. also what kind of litter are you using? perhaps its irritating her… and yes i would recommend a trip if nothing else at least a call to the vet to see what they suggest. cats get UTI’s easily and I’ve heard when they do that its very uncomfortable for them to go in the literbox and they prefer to go on comfy surfaces.

 

but def contact your vet. the other problem is once they pee they’re more proned to go there… they are attracted to the smell of amonia.. so bathroom rugs where its possible members have drippled a little urine, not to be weird but boys it happens im sure, they are attracted to the smell and are likely to pee in it. i think my cats have been peeing in our laundry hamper where we put our socks and undies. being pregnant i can smell the amonia from a mile away and i smelt it in there. we had to throw away the hamper.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Edit sorry wrong thread 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsPhilly:  My cat started peeing random places last fall, for the first time in the 6 years I’ve had him. The vet said he had a bladder inflammation that made him feel like he urgently needed to go, and he’d go wherever he was (this is the cat the held it all day long one time because he couldn’t get to his litter box because someone closed the door). Pills helped, but he kept going in the spot that smelled like his pee. I threw out the mat and cleaned the carpeting, and he stopped completely.

So make sure she has a litter box close by… maybe you could take care of it while you’re living there and your parents will realize an extra litter box is easier than cleaning up pee everywhere?

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