I am a male fixed 6 yr old cat. I have been peeing on items and have even had shots and meds to try

Some times I pee in the dogs bowl empty or full of dry food does not matter to me. I have urinated on my moms bath rugs, towels, even in the other cat bowls. Mom told the vet and he gave me a shot and pills. I don't take the pills very easy at all. I get mad when my dad goes off to work so mom thought that was the reason. But I do it when he is home too.. Mom tolerates me so well and will not give me away or put me down she buys lots of vinegar to clean up my bad behavior... but I know she would like to have accent rugs down. Does anyone have a suggestion for her?

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  • Julie VentrigliaJulie Ventriglia Member Posts: 2,923
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    There is a reason your cat is doing this, medical or otherwise~ you just need to figure out what it is. Here are 2 websites that may help you: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/housesoiling.html http://www.catinfo.org/litterbox.htm Have you tried pill pockets to take pills? Here is some info on pilling cats: http://www.catinfo.org/pillingcats.htm Good luck!
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Unless a kitty has bladder or kidney issues, (and we're assuming you've been tested for those), it's usually not an accident when he or she stops using the box. You can use an enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle (pet stores) to clean up the spots, but it can be just as much a matter of getting used to using the spot as returning to the scent of urine. Vinegar is a wonderful, natural cleaner but it is not enzymatic and probably doesn't completely destroy the odor of urine. I see by your profile that you have a big kitty furmily, and sometimes cats will begin "marking" or not using the box when they feel too crowded and cramped at home. Even though it will be a lot of boxes, make sure each cat has his own and that they are in a private, quiet area and kept scrupulously clean. You don't say what the pills were for, but he may benefit from a dose of kitty anti-anxiety meds. Sometimes that helps.
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