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Cat Peeing outside of litter box. Health issue or behavioral issue?
I have a spayed, female cat who is 3 1/2 years old. I adopted her from a rescue org about 2 1/2 years ago.
I am nearing the end of a 2 month updated on my master bathroom (where the litter box normally is). When I got home yesterday I noticed that my cat had peed on the new bathmat. I then noticed that the bathmat in the second bathroom (where the litter box has been lately) multiple dried spots.
Her appetite has been good. She's been very energetic. Even with the recently discovered spots it doesn't seem like she is using the litter box more than normal (peeing 2-3 times a day, pooping once every day or two). Her coat is soft an shiny. The pee on the rug was a normal light yellow color and was not a huge amount. Neither rug had a strong odor. My previous cat died at 18 from kidney failure and you could smell her misses down the hall.
Just wonder if I should call the vet or monitor the situation now that the bathroom is back to normal.