Cat pees on carpet

Old 01-31-05, 10:53 PM
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Cat pees on carpet

My cat has lately decided to start peeing on the carpet in the same spot. He will go into the litter box and then make is way over to the same spot on the carpet. I've cleaned the spot using my bissel spot remover, but he still makes his way back over there. What do I do?
Old 02-01-05, 04:04 AM
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The 1st biggy is making sure the litter box is always clean. The 1st urination impregnated the carpet pad and possibly the floor below with the smell and it will be almost impossible to get it out where the cat can't smell it, without removeing that section. You can try a deep shampoo and then treating the area with products that deter cats all together.
Old 02-01-05, 09:18 AM
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And there are a number of enzyme-based products that should eliminate the odor. Check at a major pet store like Petsmart.

Also, have you had him checked to make sure there isn't an underlying medical problem? We had a cat once that had a urinary tract problem that was contributing to that type behavior.
Old 02-01-05, 09:44 AM
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We use an enzyme deodorizor called "Odor-cide". It soaks into the fabric and removes the odor and at the same time leaves a scent that the cat doesn't want to go near (but we can't smell it). Good luck and do the Vet thing as recommended.
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I read another one of your posts where you stated that your kitty is what is known as a "wool sucker". This peeing outside of the box behavior could be related if he is feeling separation anxiety from his 'mommy', that would be you.

I have been through this myself. I have rescued and hand raised many abandoned litters of kitties and suckling is a common problem. I have used tabasco sause, bitter apple, sour grape, on my hands and other areas to train/dicourage this behavior. With some I have had to transfer this behavior to a 'kitty blankie' or knitted sock. This is how they comfort themselves and being separated from you at night may only cause more behavior problems in the future... He's trying to tell you something the only way he knows how.

His peeing problem could also be signs of a kidney problem, which is very common in male cats, a trip to the vet to rule that out would be my first step.

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