Why does my cat urinate on her bed?

We let the dog inside a months ago and cats started to urinate everywhere dog was! But the dog is gone and our cat keeps urinating on her bed.

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  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
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    It's common for cats with medical problems to begin eliminating outside of their litter box. For example, a urinary tract infection or crystals in the urine can make urination painful—and both are serious conditions that require medical attention. Cats often associate this pain with the litter box and begin to avoid it. So if your cat has a house-soiling problem, check with your veterinarian first to rule out any medical problems. Cats don't always act sick, even when they are, and only a trip to the veterinarian for a thorough physical examination can rule out a medical problem. If you can rule out a medical problem, you should check out this website for more suggestions on how to solve the problem:http://catinfo.org/litterbox.htm
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Mousy and Juggie are adorable! Tasha is right. Having had a bladder infection this summer, I can vouch for the fact that they hurt. If she checks out OK, make sure you wash her bed with Oxy or another enzymatic-based cleaner or even bleach and hot water to get rid the odor of her pee. She is probably stressed out from the dog. If there are any blankets, etc around that smell like him, wash them too or get rid of them. Even females mark their territory and that could be what she's doing. Pay special attention to her with playtimes and treats. She may just need some reassuring, especially if the dog chased or otherwise harrassed her. Make sure their boxes are in a quiet, private place and kept scrupulously clean. Good luck and welcome to Catster!
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