My youngest cat (we have 4 total) likes to pee in the shower. She only pees thankfully.

Anyone know why she would do that? Her box is pretty clean.

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  • Valerie DurhamValerie Durham Member Posts: 8,724
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    First, keep your litter box pristine. Then, if that doesn't work, consider yourself lucky that your cat uses the bath--easier to clean--than other areas. With a multi-can household, some cats will simply have no litter box relations with others. If they do, in that case, rehoming (do NOT put them in a shelter if possible) may be necessary. Try various methods, and good luck. You are not alone.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    You don't say where you got your cat or if you've had her all her life, but my newest cat, Lily Rose has been known to pee in the upstairs tub at our house. I have the sneaking suspicion that in her former life (I adopted her when she was 1 1/2 yrs. old and she came from an abusive situation) the cat's litter box wasn't top priority in the household. I couldn't understand why she'd do that as when she uses the box, she does Zen Gardening with the litter to make sure it's covered well. I put a litter box in the bathroom upstairs and she used that instead of the tub. You also need a box per cat plus one if you don't have that already. Chibi is right--"pretty clean" doesn't cut it with some kitties. I scoop twice a day and dump the litter and scrub out the boxes once a week.
  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
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    You may find an anwer on this website: http://catinfo.org/litterbox.htm Good luck!!
  • Mary Pat MacdonaldMary Pat Macdonald Member Posts: 14
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    Is she spayed? How old is she? I ask because if she is older than 4 months, she may be spraying. Cats mark areas several ways. Sometimes they rub things and sometimes they spray things with urine. This is a way to show that they were there and claim territory. If this is the case, she may continue to pee in the shower because her scent washes away when you clean it up or when you shower. This behvior may be eliminated or reduced if she gets spayed.
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