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More cat pee questions [May. 22nd, 2008|12:49 am]
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Lately my kitten has been peeing on anything soft and fluffy. She's ruined two pillows, several blankets, a throw rug, and a butterfly chair. She doesn't seem to have trouble using her litter box otherwise. We haven't got her fixed yet -- do you think that will help? I can't for the life of me figure out why she's doing this, but I have to keep the bedroom doors closed out of fear she'll pee on our bed again.

[User Picture]From: frodannah
2008-05-23 03:37 am (UTC)
Many male and female cats exhibit this behaviour. If they aren't spayed or neutered, they may start spraying things they want to mark as their own when they come into their sexual maturity. My cat was six months old when she started this. We kept her in the bathroom for a week (her surgery had already been scheduled)so she wouldn't be able to pee on my bed and clothes. We just put her food, water, litter box, and play things in there with her. After she was spayed, the inappropriate urination only happened once more and then it stopped. (It may have been because she wasn't feeling the best) Make sure you clean whatever she's peed on really, really well, and make an appointment to get her spayed. You may want to confine her until the surgery (and for a couple days after). If the litter boxes are scooped regularly and she doesn't have a medical issue, then spaying her should definitely help.
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From: godchildren
2008-05-23 06:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think you're right, that must be the problem because she just went into heat for the first time a few weeks ago. We've been meaning to get her spayed but we keep putting it off. We'll definitely take her this week, then!
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