- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
I am at wit’s end with our cat. He is about 2.5 years old. We also have two dogs, a 3.5 year old and a 1.5 year old. The cat used to be very well behaved. A few months ago we moved into a condo (he has moved apartments with us before so I’m not sure if that’s the problem.) Since then he has been acting up. He scratches and jumps on the bedroom door at night and especially from 5 am – 7 am. He never did that before but needless to say it keeps me awake. I have tried spraying him with a water bottle but he has learned to run and hide as soon as he hears me get out of bed. We can’t leave the bedroom door open because he antagonizes the dogs (sticks his paws in their crates, bats them, etc) which makes them bark.
He has also begun peeing in the dog crates, on their bedding. I am so tired of smelling cat pee. He will also pee on our clothes if we forget and leave an item on the floor, or on a towel that has fallen to the floor in the bathroom. He has a big, nice litterbox, which is cleaned often, with the same litter he has always used (the pine kind which smells sooo much better.)
There are other annoying things that are minor (such as he keeps purposefully knocking his bowl of food off the counter, making a noise and mess and we have to replace his food constantly. He also mews loudly and non-stop when he wants something.) Those I could live with. But basically I don’t have any feelings of affection for this cat anymore because he is so naughty. He is only cute when he is asleep. I don’t know what to do to work on his behaviour – mainly the peeing and the jumping on the door. We took him to the vet a couple of weeks ago and he is in perfect health. Any ideas?!