Cat Owners/Lovers...A Question.

  1. I have been having trouble recently with my 1 year old cat, Isabelle. She has begun "tinkling" all over my house! Her litter box is cleaned often & I don't keep her food dish in the same room...I don't know why she's doing this. My husband said I have to get rid of her, since he discovered she did the deed on his canvas suitcase when he went to pack yesterday for a business trip. Oops. He's not a cat lover anyway & is looking for any reason for her to go. Does anyone have any advise about how to stop her from peeing everywhere? I would appreciate the help.
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Rapheal
    Get her checked for a UTI. I don't own a cat but my friend had this problem with her cat and that was what it turned out to be. Once the infection cleared she was back to doing her business in the litter box. Good luck.
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    Yep, sounds like a UTI... Can cause a cat to tinkle everywhere BUT the litterbox..
  5. by   heart queen
    Don't have the literature to back this up. My friend a vet tech told me to only feed the dry food, as the can food can cause UTI. Also never switch cat litter.

    I had a crazy cat that peed everywhere once we got him fixed and declawed. It never resolved by the above advice. We had no changes in the house to upset the cat, ours just went nuts.

    Sorry, not uplifting, but you could try the above advice.
  6. by   Ahhphoey
    My cat has had a similar problem twice in the past, except he did more than tinkle everywhere . He only did this at certain times during the year, mainly with the warm weather, and the vet checked him more than once and he did not have a UTI. The vet told me he was "upset" at me or the family for some reason . Not too sure, but we began letting him go outside more often and the problem resolved itself. He now uses the litter box and has the freedom to go outside when he wants. I think he's just a little spoiled and this was his temper tantrum for us keeping him locked in the house at all times. Who knows? But anyway, my point was, it could be "emotional?"
  7. by   Mimi2RN
    It's possible it's a bladder problem, but get the cat checked out. When my cat has a UTI, she pees in my bathroom sink, when she knows someone is watching. It's only little dribbles, sometimes bloody. She never does it at other times!
  8. by   jaimealmostRN
    Solution: get rid of the husband... :chuckle
  9. by   PedsNurse1981
    There is a girl I work with whose cat did that. Turned out she had "hemorrhagic cystitis". Little change in diet, and some meds, cat is good as new now. Now more peeing all over the house.
  10. by   aurora_borealis
    If vet says everything is okay, try "feli-way." It's a bit expensive, but worth it.

    Good luck. My cat bites. Oh well.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Probabable urinary tract problem BUT have you changed brands of kitty litter lately or has the compnay changed the formulation? This sometimes can cause the above mentioned problem.

    Hope that you get the problem solved soon.................
  12. by   aimeee
    I agree with above posters that the most likely cause is UTI.

    Cats will also sometimes do this if they are upset with you (like because you brought a new animal into the house, or a new baby, or left them alone, etc.). Usually its older more set in their ways cats that do that though. One of mine peed in my shoe once! I never did figure out why.
  13. by   danaRN2b
    Quote from jaimealmostRN
    Solution: get rid of the husband... :chuckle

    It's sooooo tempting!

    I took Isabelle to the vet this morning & he thinks it is merely because she is not yet spayed. So, she's going under the knife this afternoon. I hope that ends the problem...I worry now though that she may still want to go in the places that she's already gone. My daughter's closet is a favorite spot & if the door is shut for any length of time, the wave of cat pee smell when you open it is overwhelming! Whew...I don't know how to get rid of it. Thanks for all of your advice, everyone!
  14. by   OCCHCanada
    I would recommended talking with the vet or go to one the big pet supply stores and pick up an enzyme cleaner to use on her favorite tinkle spots.

    My brother used this type of product and it neutralizes the ammonia. He bought a house that 2 cats were kept in a bathroom (shag carpet on the bathroom floor - yeah, I know gross). My brother lifted the carpet, underlay and subfloor to find the pee had soaked right down to the flooring joists. he used this product for several applications until the smell was gone, but it did work.