What is WRONG with my cat?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EweSheep, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I have a three year old Siamese cat, been spayed and uses the litterbox faithfully (with exception of being sick) until I got new bath mats down. She would pee on them! If we do not remember to pick it up to lay it on the side of tub to dry, she would "mark" her territory. One time I got mad at her, she would start again and then stop until hubby forgot to pick up the mat off the floor. This morning, AARRRGGGGGH! Another pee spot!

    That litterbox is CLEAN! And I have not changed litter brands either. I did notice she would go in and use it, and shot out of there like she was shot, licking herself like crazy on her feet and tail head and shoulder. The litter is Tidy Cat multiple cat use. I thought maybe lice, mites or fleas but she has none on her and been on a strict flea program along with heartworm program as well.

    What IS with this cat??????????

    I 've got a mind to give away this cat!

  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    I have a similar problem with my cat that is making me nuts... he poops in his litterbox, but pees just outside the box for months now. I have to put a rug down (carpet scrap) and throw it away every 2 weeks because it reeks. Why o why o why does he do that???

    Maybe someone else can answer this question.
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I think you should take her to the vet to get her checked. Sometimes their kitty box habits change if there's something up with their health. Other than that, did you get another pet lately? Or anything else new that she might object to?

    Maybe the bathmats have a unique smell to them and she's attracted to that? Cats and their mysteries.............
  4. Equus5O

    Equus5O Songster

    It's always suggested that a behavioral problem stems from a physical problem.

    One of my cats pees on the bathmats daily, too. She didn't start doing this until I brought home another cat. Immediately after bringing home the new cat, NumNum peed on my husbands side of the bed!

    With NumNum, I don't believe that there's an underlying physical cause. I think it's become habitual behavior for her.

    I spray the pee spots daily with cat pee stuff (don't ask me the name of it right now LOL). It doesn't deter the cat from the action, merely helps with the stink. We have radiant floor heat. Just imagine what warmed up cat pee smells like!
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I had a male cat for 5 years- fixed and everything. He was awesome- until I had my daughter. He would pee or poop on anything that was left on the floor. After he pooped in the baby's crib- never let him in the house again.

    I know it was because he didn't like the change in his environment. He wasn't sick- just jealous.
  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Does she do it when the bathmats are clean? Like just out of the dryer clean. Or just after they've been used once or twice? If the mats are used and left to dry on the floor (not saying that's a bad thing..I do it) It dry's slowly and can create a mold like smell that kittys sensitive nose might not like. She may be trying to cover that.

    OR: did you wash the mats before you put them down the first time? If not, she may have peed on them to cover the new smell and now even though you wash them she can smell her mark and feels the need to 'freshen' the mark.
  7. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Crowing

    Apr 11, 2009
    Newaygo Michigan
    I had a female, spayed cat that would pee on dirty laundry. The only time she did it was when she had a urinary tract infection which is more common in male cats. Now I have a male cat that does get uti's and he pees on my bath mat also, to the point I no longer use bath mats. So now he just pees in front of the tub. DH is thinking about setting up his trail cam in the bathroom to make sure it is this particular cat doing this. We can never seem to catch whoever is doing this.

  8. bald k9

    bald k9 Songster

    Sep 5, 2009
    Rural Edwardsville
    When I worked at the animal hospital, cats that normally use their litter box and then just stop or slow down litter box use, was a sign of kidney infection,and the cats can smell that in the urine in the litter box, hope that helps!
  9. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Cat, wrong, crazy, and psycho can be used interchageably in almost any situation.

    Mine would poo over the side.... but pee just normal.
    I figured out that cats don't like to pee and poo in the same box. I got two boxes and the problem stopped that day.
    If you can have a third box in a different location or room is an even better situation.

    They also like to be hidden when the do their business so if their boxes can be in a hidden corner or cubby where they can have a little privacy that would be for the best.
  10. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    Mine will pee on the bathroom mat too, so does my dog. [​IMG] I wash it until it wears out and then buy another one.

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