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Posted by: Prrrrawn | 2007/06/12

My cats are weeing in our lounge

We have two male cats, one 8 months old the other nearly 2 years old and has been nuetered. Both have been litter trained and have been using their litter boxes perfectly in their own bathroom, up until last week. However, every day for the past 6 days there has been a puddle in our lounge at various locations as our lounge is open plan. We have tried citronella oils and candles, bleech everything but one of them or maybe both are constantly weeing in our lounge. The smell is now becoming a serious problem. Is our cats behavour a teritorial thing as both are males? Can we do anything to stop them urinating at random places in our lounge? Please assist

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Sudden changes in toilet behaviour are usually associated with some changes in the equilibrium. What has changed in the home? New child, boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbours cat visiting indoors? Place a few litter trays in the lounge as well and then slowly move them out of the lounge. Use a feliway vapourizer in the lounge to help relax the cats.

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Posted by: Prrrrawn | 2007/06/13

Thanks everyone for your comments, i'll be sure to get the products mentioned, and more litter boxes. The Citronella oils and candles help decrease the smell - at least we wont have a problem with mosquitos!

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Posted by: Candice | 2007/06/13

You can try a FELIWAY diffuser. It's available at your vet and is a natural pheromone product that reduces stress in cats (it reassures cats exactly as their own facial secretions do). It combats urine marking, vertical scratching and loss of appetite due to stress as well as providing a relaxing atmosphere. The diffuser can be plugged in in the home and should last about 4 weeks before you need a refill. A spray is also available.

To combat odours (including urine odours) - ask your vet or vet shop about PHEROMA spray. It contains a chemical odour neutraliser which means that it doesn't just mask the offending smell but neutralises it and then removes it.

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Posted by: Carol | 2007/06/13

I can think of a few possibilities here.

Cats dont respond well to stress and will often respond by piddling where they shouldnt .

Bladder infections are another possibility. Perhaps a check up at the vet is in order?

Cats also sometimes dont like to share a litterbox so two may be needed.

You are going to have to get something that completly eliminates the smell , but I have no idea offhand what you could use.

Im sure someone else will be along soon that can give more advise.

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