Post # 1
so our neighbor moved and left behind their two male intact cats. We couldn’t let them basically just fend for themselves so we took them in. We have a dog and a female (fixed) cat already. Everything was fine for a while until I saw the one cat peeing on the dogs bed. Wtf. Okay so we threw out the bed and added another litter box because we read a litter box for each cat. So all is ok for a while again until last night we see him pissing on the bed, so we put him in the bathroom and clean the bed and start wash hoping to remove the smell/ urine. We let him out and not even an hour later he pisses on the couch and on 3 blankets. We have only ever saw the one doing it. We think he is a little younger because he is smaller than the other male.
This is a huge problem. FH wants to get rid of both of them. I don’t blame him because cat piss is terrible and I don’t want to keep throwing out and cleaning up it. But I said maybe he would stop if we got them both fixed.
So my question is, will that stop him from peeing all over? I’m not even sure if he’s peeing or spraying to be honest. I really don’t like the idea of abandoning these cats just like the other owners did. They are very sweet and friendly and I would like to give them a chance with us. My FH is just so done with the peeing and doesn’t think getting them fixed will do anything . Help?
Post # 2
Hi there, we just have one female cat and she was already spayed when we adopted her. From what I have read the peeing should be drastically reduced if you get the cats desexed. Ours has never done that but there is a neighbourhood tomcat who likes to mark our laundry door and is aggressive toward our kitty and I believe it’s to do with the fact he’s not been desexed. I’d take them to a vet and ask for advice as there are probably some other training techniques you can try. Good luck!!
Post # 3
Getting them fixed should help for sure. My male cat was doing the same thing but once I got him fixed he stopped.
Post # 4
Poor kitties – it’s so sad when people just abandon them 🙁 My male cat is desexed and never sprays on the furniture (except when he is going through times of extreme stress). i definitely think it would be worth getting them desexed, but if you have any questions about it you could always ask a vet. Do the cats get along? The other issue could be that he is stressed about his new environment or companions which could be causing him to act out. Adding more litter boxes might help too – even if there is one for each cat I’ve noticed that sometimes they seem to prefer going in a particular location.
Post # 5
Just had a couple of other thoughts. Definitely get them checked out at the vet. It could be that they are sick and that can make them pee in the wrong place. are they using the litter box at all? If not it could be that they are scared in that location or don’t like the type of box you have. Sounds crazy but cats are vulnerable when they are using the litter so they won’t use it if the don’t feel safe. some cats in particular don’t like the enclosed type of box.
Post # 6
First thank you so much for taking these two kitty’s in that is two less strays out there fending for themselves. I just want you to know that you are amazing for doing that and that shows great characte. As for the spraying I two have a male kitty and before he was fixed he used to do this a lot. Im pretty sure that he has probably spra all over your house and you probably have no idea. All kitties do this but I e found male kitty’s do this the most. I think they really do this when they are trying to mark their territorY. He might be feeling insecure. Get them fixed first and foremost. Hopefully that will help loosen up some of that kitty testosterone. Add some more toys maybe a cat tree to give him more of his own space. Hang in there once they are fixed it will hopefully get better!
Post # 7
juneberries: First, thank you for doing such a good deed for these poor cats.
Regarding your question, yes, absolutely, without any doubt. Getting them fixed will help these issues immensely. There’s no question about that, spraying/peeing is a classic issue with unneutered males.
The vet should also check for UTIs, but my guess is that the neuter will take care of it. You can also try feliway multicat spray; it’s supposed to help them calm down.
Best of luck, and thank you for not giving up on them!
Post # 8
all 3 cats get along pretty well. They even get along with the dog. We have a cat perch thing set next to the window. and they all use the litter boxes.
Post # 9
Get them desexed! You could also try Feliway in the rooms were he’s spraying. It works really well on some cats. Cats are pretty territorial and don’t respond well to change, so hopefully with a little bit of time he’ll adjust! It’s expensive, but you can also get special “anti-stress” food which you could trial him on. I’m sure your vet will have better ideas!
Post # 10
I would get them checked out by the vet incase of a UTI, and getting them fixed should help. Even though they are getting on in their new it has probably still been very stressful for them and that may be the reason for the peeing. Thank you for taking them in though. I just get how someone could leave their pets behind 🙁
Post # 11
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Depending on their age, peeing on furnature can signal that they’re sick. Two of my cats in the past had kidney problems and the only way we found out was they started peeing on carpet/couches/towels and we took them to the vet.
Post # 12
Getting them neutered will DEFINITELY help! They could be sensing heaps of other lady cats around and feeling the need to make their presence known. Also just makes them less territorial when they’re neutered.
If that doesn’t help then yes please check for uti/kidney issues. If they’re not neutered it will increase the likelihood of these issues further down the line.
Post # 13
We have no idea how old they are, the black one is much bigger than the orange so we are guessing he’s older. The orange cat is the one peeing/ spraying. And he’s very friendly, like I mean he cries for me to pick him up and hold him.
Post # 14
My cat has never sprayed/pee’d around the house. I got him neuterd when he was a kitten which plays a big part in it but I also think it has alot to do with breaking the habit – if the cats are in the habit of doing it around the house then neutering them might not help but I would still do it.
Post # 15
Male cats will spray until they are fixed. They’re just marking new territory as theirs and announcing their presence to other cats.. Get them both fixed and the problems will decrease drastically.
How wonderful you are to give them a home!