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Cats Going On Carpets!!!! Why???

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

There is nothing new in diet or emotional situations to cause what I thought was an "accident" and now finding more of on the carpet. And why? Absolutely nothing going on. And the tough part is, when you have more than one cat, which one is the culprit? I'm not about to let the entire house become their litter box. Anyone gone through this? Any advice?

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    My Keanu sometimes does this..he's 16 years old afterall and since he lost his momma cat a few years back he's just SO lonely. Who says cats don't grieve?

    I also think since cats are so psychic they pick up their owners stress level. Heaven knows with this 'Save our home' fight going the last 3 1/2 years there is PLENTY of stress at our house!

    I'd for sure agree with others on the illness ideas...but it could be momma stress absorbed too..ever think of that one?

    Hugs...this is NOT fun! We love our babies and don't want them to suffer...but we also don't like cat urine smells either! emoticon

    Hope you get it resolved quickly and let me know okay?
    1934 days ago
    I would definitely be on the look out as one of them might have a medical problem.
    1947 days ago
    yes it does sound lie one of your babies might need to go to the vet
    1953 days ago
    My best guess is one of the cats has a UTC infection or ill in some way. Cats and dogs do not like to mess where they eat or sleep. So if they can not make it to the litter or outside it usually is a medical problem or logistics of the litter pan or access to the outside.
    1954 days ago
    I have this problem, but there was a change in our home at the time. It is very annoying.
    1954 days ago
    No knowledge - just hope that you get to the bottom of things and that the cat/s are OK.
    1954 days ago
    I hope your kitty is better soon.
    1954 days ago
  • APED7969
    A litter box for every cat plus one extra, maybe a covered litter box or if you have those at least one uncovered one, clean litter boxes daily, use an enzymatic cleaner to clean up their 'accidents' to try to get rid of the smell to prevent more 'accidents', if you find the culprit take him or her for a vet check to ensure there's no UTI or other health problem, and as someone else suggested Feliway - either sprayed where the cat is urinating or the diffuser can really help cats that are stressed, even when we don't think they really have a reason to be stressed. Good luck!!
    1955 days ago
    I used feliway with my cats and it worked WONDERS
    1955 days ago
    Happened when our kitty had a said it was because it was painful to go, and she was associating that pain with the litter box...therefore, she was avoiding the box, blaming it for the pain. As soon as she got better, the behavior stopped.
    1955 days ago
    We went through it and it onlyhappened once, which was at the end of his life when he was losing bladder control. I would suggest you get your cats checked out with a vet, that is not their normal way of acting.
    1955 days ago
    Cats are prone to Kidney Stones - just a thought? My neighbor's Cat had did the same thing when she had a stone ? Good luck ! emoticon
    1955 days ago
    Oh, I feel your pain. I've scoured the internet looking for things to help with this same mess. When we moved into our new house, we had four cats. One of them started peeing on the carpet, the furniture, all over. We found out that it was our boy because he was sick and we ended up having to put him down for kidney failure. What we've found to get rid of the smell for both the humans and the cats is arm and hammer spray (sold at target, i know for sure, in a yellow spray bottle in the cat section). We doused the area and scrubbed and scrubbed. We have to replace the carpet sometime soon, cause it was old to begin with, but that at least helped us with the smells.
    Also, we bought a black light to show us where all the messes were. The spots you clean up with the spray will show white and the pee will be yellow, i believe. It helped us find random messes we dind't know were there.

    Again, I am sorry for this... I know exactly what you're going through :-(
    1955 days ago
    Do you have multiple litter boxes for your furballs? Our vet recommended we have three for our two cat home. I went for two litter boxes which works well for our home.

    Other suggestions, which people have covered ... health issues, stress and could be age related. If you have a regular vet check-in pop in or call the office to discuss.

    Use diluted vinegar to clean the areas they urinate on.
    1955 days ago
    Take them to the vet to be checked, when I was young I (like the other poster said about her girl cats) I had a UTI which caused me to go frequently, it might be that. Luckily, its easily solved with antibiotics.
    1955 days ago
    I bought a self cleaning litter box and I have to tell you they are pricey but the best thing I ever bought. No pet odors. No needs to clean it. The cats loved it. It was absolutely worth ever cent.

    1955 days ago
    Yikes. No advice, just my sympathy!
    1955 days ago
    Everyone's covered the topic of health issues that might cause it, but another is a dirty litter box. Cats are clean animals and don't like dirty litter boxes. They recommend having one litter box per cat, and cleaning the litter box or boxes you do have several times a day.
    Good luck! Oh plus one cat could have had an accident there, and if you didn't use the special enzyme cleaner stuff to really get the scent out, another cat or cats could have decided to remark the territory. emoticon
    1955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/12/2013 12:39:30 PM
    I have little experience with cats. Sorry you and they are having this problem. Hope you get it worked out. emoticon
    1955 days ago
    I see you have had plenty of response...could be a UTI.
    1955 days ago
    I don't have any pets but I just wanted to wish you luck and I hope you can figure out the answer to this
    1955 days ago
    My girl cat did this.... turned out she had an urinary tract infection. After she got an antibiotic shot from the vet, she stopped doing it.

    Have you taken them to the vet yet?

    1955 days ago
    The pet stores sell an air freshner type scent that helps to stop cats from spraying. Its calming to them. It could be a bladder infection.
    1955 days ago
    Buy extra litter boxes until you know what's going on and put them wherever they seem to be going. You can buy the disposable ones. Also, close off rooms and keep them in one area, if you can. I had the same problem and for my cat, it was medical (urinary track infection). The best to you. emoticon Chelsea
    1955 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Usually there's a medical reason for that sort of behavior . . . finding out the culprit is always tough. I always just tried to keep an eye on them to see who was doing what.

    If it is an infection - often the culprit, but other things can cause it too - it can be an emergency, especially for males who can get blocked. If you see them crying in the litterbox, going in multiple to times & straining or producing very little . . . that's an emergency situation.
    1955 days ago
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