What to do When My cat Pees all over the Place .Little cats are famous for their extreme cleanliness, yet some cats just don’t seem to want to understand this and continue to pee in inappropriate places: here’s what to do!
My cat pees all over the place
If you find yourself in the situation where your cat pees everywhere except in the litter box, and you often find unpleasant surprises on the bed , on the sofa or on the floor , you have probably lost your temper and scolded him: stop immediately, increase his stress will only make the situation worse!
It may seem strange, but cat pee is a real communication tool: your cat uses it to communicate that something is wrong and send you precise messages. So yeah: there’s always a reason your cat pees out of the litter box. The point is to figure out which one, so you can fix it at the root and get rid of this nuisance. Forget sprays and similar “cat deterrents” that would only be able to convince him to pee a little further but would not solve the problem, while to correct this unbearable habit you must first of all learn to understand the cat.
Why the cat pees out of the litter box
There are many reasons why a cat may decide not to use its litter box and, as we have said, finding the right one is the secret to making it stop. Let’s try to list the main reasons and be careful if you recognize yourself in any of them.
As with many other animals, peeing is one of the most classic ways to mark territory – your kitty may want to say that he is the dominant cat and that that territory is his . How to understand if this is the reason? Simple: if his intent is to mark the territory, the cat will pee “spray”, without squatting. This behavior is typical of non-neutered cats.
A cat is a habitual animal that loves its routine, if you make changes in the house (like adopting a second cat , having a baby, but also just changing the furniture or the air freshener) your friend may want to reaffirm his possession of the territory or express his discomfort. Better to be gradual, therefore, with the changes and not force him to accept the news immediately.
They seem to scold us, but in reality they want to show us their discomfort: for example, if you go away for a few days and when you come back your cat has decided to pee everywhere, the cause is stress. Calming him down will be more effective than any scolding.
The litter box
Sometimes the problem is simply the litter box! First of all you have to get him used to using the litter box since he was a puppy , but then you have to keep it clean and cared for. Your cat may choose not to use it because it does not like its level of hygiene (some are little lords) or because the place where the litter box is placed does not put it at ease. Finally, litter boxes with too high entrances or elaborate door systems could put the cat in difficulty.
The most troubling causes are obviously physical ones, which include: urinary tract infections, kidney or stone problems, diabetes and incontinence. If you notice symptoms like blood in the urine, incontinence, obesity or dehydration (or just if the cat is elderly), take him to the vet right away!
What to do if the cat pees outside the litter box
The best way to keep your cat from peeing everywhere is to remove the cause, but these things can help too:
- Reward him when he uses the litter box correctly
- clean the litter box often
- place the litter box in a quiet part of the house
- don’t yell at him when he takes it out
- if you have more cats, buy more litter boxes
- arm yourself with a lot, a lot, a lot of patience and remember that it is still your kitten!
Homemade Products to Stop Your Cat from Peeing There
These are my homemade recipes for cleaning and repelling cat urine. I usually use a vinegar solution and a citrus spray. I like vinegar because it’s better for the environment and better for me. If you have anyone in your home with breathing problems, harsh cleaning products can make things worse.
First, clean up the urine on the floor. Use paper towels or anything else you are willing to throw away. Then use either (or both!) of these two solutions: