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Why is my cat peeing all over the house,he has 2 kitty litter boxes?

Dexter is about10 months old & he has always done great going to his litter box since he first came home.About the last 2 months he is peeing everywhere,my couch,chairs,kitchen table,carpet... I mean everywhere!I got him another litter box he now has 2 kitty litter boxes in the house(& yes he uses them too)we keep them clean at all times he goes we clean.I love him but I can't have my house smelling like pee. What do I do??

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  • Cristina HenryCristina Henry AshburnMember Posts: 482
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    Sounds like he is spraying... marking his territory. The sooner you have him neutered, the more successful you will be in getting him to stop spraying.
  • SHARON CHANGSHARON CHANG Member Posts: 1
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    First, is your kitty neutered? If not, he could be spraying, which is different from simple peeing. Male cats tend to "mark" their territory by leaving a small amt. of concentrated urine which has a potent smell. I have a neutered male who still occasionally marks if he's feeling threatened, such as when another cat comes on our porch. He's now on meds to calm him and these are helping alot. But I wouldn't recommend it without talking to your vet. Second, it's possible that Dexter has a urinary tract infection and is trying to find a comfortable spot to relieve himself. It could also be because of crystals in his urine. I don't mean to scare you by throwing alot of possibilities out there, but if your kitty has always been good and just recently started behaving differently, there's sure to be some reason for it. Have you changed his environment lately? Cats dislike change. New litter? If in doubt, speak to your vet.
  • Lisa DaversLisa Davers SacramentoMember Posts: 3,642
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    Just to add to the last reply. If Dexter is peeing up against vertical surfaces (walls etc) that is the spraying/territorial marking. If he's not neutered yet that will fix this. If he's peeing on flat surfaces (the carpet etc) that could be because of the urinary tract infection. Take him to a vet to check if he has an infection and also if he has crystals in his urine. If he does the vet can give you antibiotics and special food (if he has crystals). Whatever it is you should also get a cleaner designed to completely remove the urine smell. If Dexter can't smell anything he won't be encouraged to pee again just because of the smell. Natures Miracle is a good cleaner to get rid or urine smells.
  • Sandra PerrySandra Perry MemphisMember Posts: 1,425
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    I agree with the other posters. If he's not neutered, he needs to be. If he is neutered, have him check for a UTI. Also, has anything in his world changed? Another cat or dog? Have you moved the litter boxes? Oscar will sometimes "express his frustration" by leaving me presents. Definitely invest in some Nature's Miracle or Out! to get those smells up. If an animal "smells himself" they will go there again.
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