Is there a cat psychologist in the house?

  1. Okay explain this one for me. My female abyssinian Rosie has taken to peeing in the bathroom sink. I thought I was imagining things until this morning, when she did it right in front of me. I agree, she could be peeing in worse places, but we DO have a litter box that is attended to on a semi-regular basis.

    Is she trying to tell me she's wanting to be toilet trained? Is this a comment on my housekeeping skills, or was that just a comment re: my socio-political views?
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Well, on the fanatical Rottweiler board I frequent, they would say you need to have her checked for a urinary tract infection.

    Or, you can send her to me and I'll have Apollo do an exam. BWAH HAHAHAHAHAH
  4. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    There's only on e reasonable explanation.... your cat is insane.

    Heather
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    wow i don't know...i have had MANY cats and none did this. I did have one who used to pee right outside the bathroom once, used to make me nuts..........could be, your kitty is so fastidious about her litter box that she takes her business elsewhere. try cleaning it out EVERY DAY, no matter what, and use the clumping litter, if you can. It's MUCH cleaner, I think.....or simply change brands/types of litter til you find something she likes. in this action i read displeasure w/somethingand my belief is it 's with her litter box. this is my best guess; i am not a "CAT-ologist" after all...just owned a bunch of em.~deb
  6. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    There's only on e reasonable explanation.... your cat is insane.

    Heather
    Or pure, unadulterated feline evil (wait, is that redundant?)
  7. by   tiger
    one of my moms cats started to pee in the tub once. turned out "judy" had a urinary infection. they know how to get your attention when they need to!
  8. by   night owl
    I had a himalayan that micturated in the floor heater duct once and when you turned on the heat, the aroma permiated throughout the house
  9. by   Mary Dover
    I can do ya one even better, had a cat once years ago that crapped in the kitchen sink, only once though. After that, he became a yard cat.
  10. by   night owl
    This same cat peed on the back burner on my stove. You couldn't see it because the burner was black, BUT when you turned on the burner, AND she was an outside cat PLUS she also had a box. Turns out she did have a UTI.
  11. by   adrienurse
    Eek UTI! I can't imagine it will be easy to catch a urine specimen.

    Thanks everyone for not mentioning the "D" word. Weiner, my late cat was diabetic. The difference, I guess is that Rosie is not needing to pee all the time (just in a variety of places).
  12. by   Furball
    I had to get a urine spec from my St Bernard a few years ago....funny as hell. Thank God he's a boy.
  13. by   hoolahan
    OMG, your cat is insane!

    My cat was on the windowsill hissing at the snow today. The big ol boy won't use the litter box, wants to go out. When my dtr picked him up, he must have been holding it so long, it dribbled out, onto her, down her pants and onto the rug!

    My dog had to give a urine sample several times, my older dog who is in Heaven now, anyway, doc just syringed her bladder, no sweat, dog didn't even flinch, so I don't think it was painful at all.

    Peeing in the sink is a WHOLE lot better than in the heaters and stove burners Yeeeooowwwieee!
  14. by   l.rae
    my male cat took to peeing on beds and furniture after l started wroking....he had been neutered at 4 mo. age too,....almost had him put down and then an angel of a vet told me about Clomiclam...it's actually marketed for dogs.....l call it ***** prozac...works like a charm!...Have your cat checked though...let us know what happens.......LR

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