(Closed) My cat is peeing on stuff!!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1274 posts
Bumble bee

When was the last time he was at the vet for an exam? I have heard of cats doing this because they are “mad” or stressed out at household changes. It’s very possible that could be it, even though you have left for a day or two in the past without it happening. But I might suggest calling your vet and just letting them know what is happening and see what they suggest. He’s fixed right? Sorry that sounds kind of funny after you mentioned the raping part, lol. But that could be part of the problem if he’s not fixed. 


Post # 4
634 posts
Busy bee

Take him in for an exam. Cats don’t drink a lot of water and let their urine get pretty concentrated, often to the point crystals form. He may be trying to find new places to pee because it hurts to pee and he just figures it’s a problem with the place. Also, while correcting the behavior, I can not reccommend Cat Attract ENOUGH. It helped get my boy back on track with where he should be doing the deed.

Please don’t take out your anger on him. He is likely doing this to try to cope with something, and while it’s easy (and a natural function of tge human mind) to anthromorphize this into him being spiteful or other emotional reasons, it’s unlikely to be his actual motive.

Post # 5
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@Bracelet00:  +1.

my cat who lives at my moms was urinating EVERYWHERE and we thought he was just being a brat, but he was urinating crystals and was trying to tell us he was in pain. it was so long ago i can’t remember if he was put on medication or what, but i know he was put on a special diet that he still eats years later. 

Post # 6
76 posts
Worker bee

Just wanted to throw my own recommendations out there.

We adopted/rescued an adult kitty that showed up at my FI’s step-sister’s house. She refused to feed it and it was declawed and she was forcing it to stay outside..so waaa-laa Fiance comes home with a cat. -.-

Who hated me.

So. She peed on my clothes one random evening.

No biggie. We knew she was adjusting. Not to say I wasn’t angry as hell though.

Well. We keep this cat for MONTHS. No new changes. Nothing is rearranged. We have phermones in the house because our younger cat is going through his teenage months and has become a bit cranky but the phermones keep him 100% in check.

Older kitty seems to be doing great.

Turns out she has been peeing on things and Fiance hasn’t told me. So off to the vet she goes. She has plenty of problems, but her urinalysis is the ONE thing that is normal.

So. We get her all back to great health. Everything is sorted out.

She continues peeing on things. So. We make an extra effort to keep everything off of the floor, keep her stress-free, etc.

Well. She jumps four foot into our laundry basket yesterday just to piss on FI’s clean clothes. So she found a new home last night.

Sometimes it really is just a behavioral issue. Medicine, stress free, etc…sometimes it just isn’t enough. She was clearly pissed off about something but when we adjusted our whole lives for her…we weren’t dealing with nasty cat urine on our clothes. It was only a matter of time before it became our bed…and there is no way I’m dealing with that especially when we want children in the next few years.


Post # 8
9130 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@futuremrsk18:  I agree with the suggestion to get him to a vet asap.  Have them check for the crystals in his urine (no you can’t seem them, they’re microscopic but painful) as well as a bladder infection or other urinary tract issue.

One of my kittens was peeing on the floor for weeks after we got her.  I thought she was just not getting trained and kinda stupid, but it turned out she had the urine crystals AND a bladder infection.  Poor baby!

I know it’s easy to get really really frustrated, so I’m glad you’re not taking it out on the kitty at all.

Oh and if it is a urinary tract or crystals issue, one thing that helps is to get one of these fountains.  Cats don’t like stagnate water so they’ve quite often dehydrated, which makes the urinary stuff much worse.  Our kitties quite like their fancy little fountain and are always drinking at it.  They’re only $45 so not too bad.


Post # 9
10452 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Another vote for a vet visit. My cat growing up had pee issues and it turned out she had bladder stones. After those were cleared up, we had to completely change her diet because she was very susceptible to future problems. We tried one of those filtered water fountains too but it was the devil machine to her… she was terrified of it!

Post # 10
634 posts
Busy bee

@futuremrsk18:  It’s awesome to hear you have temper control. It’s so hard for people to keep it together, particularly with bathroom issues, as we find someone soiling our posessions (or our homes. Or our legs.) in that way to be degrading. I was never able to see the crystals with the naked eye on things my cat soiled. I actually didn’t realize that was causing his suddenly increasing bad behavior until they actually blocked his urethra and he nearly died from being unable to evacuate (Took less than a day for it to go down. Luckily, as soon as he looked unhappy, I got him to a vet, and they were able to diagnose the problem and clear the blockage.)

Apparantly the male cat has a VERY very small urethra, and in decades past, cat mortality from this kind of blockage was pretty common.

Post # 11
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

A lot of urinary issues it cats is caused by an inflammatory condition of the baldder that is not very well understood.  There may or may not be crystals present, and rarely there could be an infection.  The inflammation is uncomfortable and makes them feel like they have to pee all the time (like we do with a UTI, however cats usually don’t have an infection).  As has been mentioned, this condition can progress to a urehtral obstruction which can be life threatening.

A trip to the vet is important to look for urinary crystals and the rare chance there might be an infection.  The vet can also give him a pain medication to help him feel better.  A small percentage of cats with this condition are on anti-anxiety medications to help control flare ups, even if you think nothing has stressed your cat out to cause this we aren’t really good judges of how anxious/stressed out our pets may be.

Post # 12
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Since you’re going to the vet, I won’t suggest that.

I had an issue with a cat going outside the litter box but it was a territorial issue (2 adult females in one house).  Are there any new cats around?  Have you noticed any cats outside?  I could see that causing territory issues where kitty would pee outside the box.

Post # 13
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@futuremrsk18:  I had the same problem with my cat.  Nothing worked, so I finally took him to the vet.  After testing him for a UTI (negative), the vet gave me some stuff called “Cat Attract.”  You sprinkle it in their litter box, and it literally attracts the cat.  I mean almost instantaneously.  He hasn’t peed on anything since.

Post # 14
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’ve been dealing with a pee-er too. Still not sure what all of his issues are, but his behavior improved once we ensured he couldn’t see outside. Every once in a while stray cats and raccoons will come up to the door, which has windows all the way to the floor. We assume he’s marking territory. Knock on wood, he hasn’t peed in the living room since we got door curtains. 

Good luck at the vet. I know how frustrating it is to feel like you can’t have nice things because of the cat’s issues.

Post # 16
9130 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@futuremrsk18:  oh haha, poor guy.  I put my fountain out without it running for a couple days until they got used to it, and then turned it on.  That seemed to help.

Re: acting like they’re in pain, my kitten seemed to be totally normal and happy, apart from blatantly squatting and peeing on the floor like a little shithead.  So I was surprised when she had really high crystal formations AND a bacterial infection 🙁

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