HELP! Just got a new kitten & he's adjusting well except one thing: he pees on our bed!

Male kitten we estimate to be between 2 and 3 months old. Not spraying like marking his territory. He is not sick and he is completely litter box trained. He uses the litter box perfectly all day (even when left home alone); it's only at night when we're sleeping that he wets the bed. We've tried washing with detergent with enzymes to remove the smell, odor remover spray, Feliway, nothing works! Our bed is a little high, but he knows how to get on and off.. I've watched him do it to use the litter box. We even put him on the floor several times throughout the night and it still doesn't help. We're all out of ideas!! Any suggestions? We live in a small apartment, so locking him out of the room is not an option. Also, we've been acclimating him to his new home so his litter box is currently in our bedroom, about 5 feet away from the bed. Again, NEVER any other accidents, just at night in the bed.

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  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    If your cat has not yet been to the vet, he needs to go. He's reaching an age where he needs to be neutered, and he also needs a well-kitty exam and vaccinations. At that time, bring up the bed-wetting with the vet. It's possible that he could have a urinary tract infection and will leak only when he sleeps. As for humans, there are medications he can take to strengthen his control. I'd be willing to bet he doesn't know he's doing it. We have a Springer Spaniel who has leaked urine all her life, especially at night. Your kitty can't help the leakage and isn't doing it deliberately, but I know it's unpleasant to have a wet bed.
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