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Cat Urine Problems?

Cat urine problems leave your house smelling bad, and you and your cat at odds. In order to resolve them, it's important to understand that there are two main types of urination problems in cats.

The first falls under what we'd call inappropriate urination, and the second is what's often referred to as spraying or marking behavior.

The causes of these two types of problems are different, and the solutions are different as well.

The first step, then, in dealing with urine problems in cats is to determine which of the two main problem types we're dealing with. Only then can you begin to solve the problem.

Have A Cat Urine Problem?

Is your cat urinating outside the litter box?

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Urine Problems from Other Visitors

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4 month old Persian kitten peeing outside the litter box 
My kitten is named Smokey (male), who is 4 months old. He has no issues in eliminating feces in a litter box, but recently he has started peeing outside …

Indoor senior neutered male cat started urinating on throw rugs 
A friend of mine has a beautiful long-haired, senior, indoor, neutered male cat, (isn't this an oxymoron? Male cats that are "fixed" are NEUTERED, females …

Neutered Kitten Peeing on Bed 
My kitten Mowgli, and yes he is a monkey. He is 4.5 months old, really behaved kitten. He has two dogs as his best friends, indoor only. I have wanted …

2 year old neutered male cat is peeing in the fireplace 
I think it is because a previous cat who developed a bladder cancer previously left his scent there. (Cosmo is half of a bonded sibling pair and has no …

My cat is urinating on the couch 
My 1 year old cat sometimes pees on the couch. How can I stop that? I tried everything. Clean clean litter boxes, 3 of them, and maybe once a day or …

Constant urine outside of box yet using box too! 
We rescued a kitten that was thrown through a broken window in an empty basement at a rental property. Just a kitten. We already had a cat three years …

Cat urinating on our bedding and wife's clothing 
Our 7 year old female is just urinating on our bedding and my wife's clothes if left on the edge of the bed. She does go to the litter box for her main …

Kitten driving me insane 
I have 2 five month old male litter mates. They have been neutered. One is content and has never had any litter box problems. The other took a little longer …

Outdoor cat has whole yard, but pees and poops at back door 
We live in a quiet neighborhood with a dead-end surrounded by canals. Our cat has the whole backyard to pee and poop in, including sandy, earthy patches …

16 year old neutered male cat started urinating in the house 
My cat was given to me by my neighbor a few years ago. He is 16 now. He was outdoor only when she gave him to us and that was good because my husband is …

Blood and Slimy White/Yellow Stuff? 
I was playing with my kittens, Taylor and Tyler, when Tyler suddenly started meowing continuously. We were on the carpet so Tyler went on the tiled floor …

New mom cat in heat is peeing 
My cat had 2 kittens a fortnight ago. I am aware that I cannot have her de-sexed for another 4 weeks. She is on heat and just peed all over the couch, …

My 15 year old calico won't use her litter box 
My cat is a 15 year old calico who is domestic... but she can be a little bit of a bitch at times! My cat is refusing to use her litter box and my dog …

Cat peeing on floor whenever we leave for a few days 
Our cat uses the litter box faithfully except when we leave the house for a few days. We have someone to feed her and clean out the box while we are gone. …

Male cat is peeing everywhere? 
I have a male domestic outside cat. It's now winter and he is peeing inside on our objects which is quite unusual. Last year he did a similar thing but …

My cats are urinating at the front door 
Hi, We have 2 cats, 1 male and 1 female. We have had them all their lives (6 and a half years) and ever since we got them they have never sprayed or urinated …

My cat has been urinating all over my clothes 
My cat has been urinating all over my clothes, suitcases, and sleeping bag. I have traveled to Germany from Canada with my little feline cat. It …

Loves the kitchen and rugs 
My 15 year old male has recently (almost 3 weeks now), decided that he does not want to leave my kitchen. I am at my wit's end because it's starting …

10 year old fixed male cat urinating on counters 
Normal 10-11 year old male cat has decided to begin urinating on the counter in our kitchen. The litter box is cleaned daily. We have the litter box …

5 out of 8 cats marking - urinating outside the box 
OK! I've really REALLY HAD IT!!! I'm afraid to say this but here goes. I am the proud parent of um... 8 cats. Yes 8! They are all fixed. They, not …

6 cats, one doesn't use the litter box 
I have 6 cats and two litter boxes. When we used Fresh Step litter, two of my oldest cats would poop in the living room and kitchen. Then we changed …

My cat pees everywhere! At my wit's end 
My male cat is 10 months old. We have two, his mom and him. I've found his pee spots all over... pillows I had in a corner, the kids logos and dolls, my …

My kitten is peeing on the couch and the bed 
We just adopted two new Burmese kittens (approximately 11 weeks old). One of them uses the litter box with no issues. The other seems more "stressed" …

My cat pees on the rug while we sleep! 
We recently relocated to another state, and are temporarily staying in a camper. My cat has moved with me many times in the past, and I never had any …

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Multiple cats urinating and marking? 
Greetings We have a 5 cat household, and they are all spayed and neutered... 4 males and one female. For the past few months we have noticed our one …

15 year old cat has always urinated outside of her litter box 
I brought home a stray cat 14 years ago whom I love very much. However, I have always had issues with her urinating outside of her box. For the first …

One of my cats urinates in the water bowl 
One of my cats (which one) urinates in the water bowl. Why? How can I stop this behavior? We have five inside cats, all males, ranging in age from 3 …

My cat gets in the litter box and pees outside of it! 
It's the weirdest thing! We have the litter box that looks like a globe and it rotates. So, he will get in and turn his bottom towards the inside like …

My cat poops in the litter box, but will not pee in it 
My cat, Max, only pees in the litter box the first day of new litter, otherwise he refuses. The litter can be scooped daily and he will still pee on the …

Our Cat Urinates on the Kitchen Floor in the Same Place 
Hello, Patches, one of our four cats, consistently urinates on our kitchen floor in the same area. She is a beautiful long-haired Calico cat. She …

My Cat Has Started Urinating Outside The Litter Box In The Same Location Every Time 
I have a 6 month old female I have raised since she was 2 weeks old. Her mother deserted her. I nursed her on a bottle until she was old enough to eat …

My cat pees in my room or in front of bedroom door 
I moved out of my mothers house and into an apartment in November and the first few months I had NO problems with my cat. Recently my grandma was in …

Problem: my cats pee all over the house 
I have 2 cats in a small apartment, they have a litter box and do use it at times but are still urinating all over the house, mainly the front door entrance …

Pees while standing... burying behavior at food bowl 
Hello, My cat seems to be confused about a few things. She stands while peeing and the pee often goes over the edge of the box. I bought a tall box which …

Cat likes couch better than box Not rated yet
We have two cats that are sisters and they are almost three years old. They both have been using the litter box in the bathroom for the majority of their …

My cat pees on my couch, same spot all the time Not rated yet
My cat is neutered, and we have a clean litter box. He is a male cat. He's four years old, but this last year he continuously pees on the couch. I even …

15 year old neutered male cat spraying, urine has no smell Not rated yet
I took in a 15 year old, neutered male cat two years ago. He has begun spraying in 2 or 3 locations. I quickly clean it up, but there is no smell to …

Cat peeing in her own bed area Not rated yet
I have a cat that was dropped off in the country and adopted us. She is an outdoor cat and lives in our garage. She bites when we pet her or try to pick …

My cat is peeing on the beds Not rated yet
My Cat is a female and 18 years old. She's good for her age and can get about ok. She has a litter box which we keep outside and she's got a cat flap so …

My cat is urinating by the litter box Not rated yet
I have 3 litter boxes and 3 cats. I keep them clean and scoop every other day. I had 4 boxes and it didn't matter. I recently bought a twin size washable …

My cat is peeing everywhere after she had kittens! Not rated yet
My cat is 1 and just had her first litter of kittens 2 weeks ago. She is my only cat so she is the only one who uses her litter box. But ever since …

My cat is urinating blood Not rated yet
My cat seems to be trying to urinate, takes a long time and then has only a small amount with blood. My Thoughts: Please take your cat to …

My cat pees in the house on the tile floor Not rated yet
I have 4 cats. All use the outside or the litter box except one! He is almost 1 year old and is neutered. He is outside 85% of the day, but pees in …

Strong odor and slimy consistency in an elderly cat's urine? Not rated yet
What can cause strong odor and slimy consistency in an elderly cat's urine? Jazzpurr is and elderly 14 + year old male cat. He is otherwise healthy …

Older cats weeing with kitten in house Not rated yet
Older cat who is 13, other cat who is about 5 are weeing everywhere. I feel like I'm cleaning up after them about 3 times a day. My kitten is 7 months …

19 year old cat misses box! Not rated yet
Until about 6-7 months ago our cat, Chip, used her box for 18 years without any messy misses. Now, each visit leaves a puddle outside the box. I …

My 4 month old male kitten is peeing on our bed Not rated yet
What does it mean when our 4 month old kitten pee pees on our bed and on us. He is litter trained. He started this last month. We don't know if he is …

Neutered male cat urinating in multiple rooms Not rated yet
Our one and a half year old male cat we have had since a kitten has started to urinate in our lounge, the dining room and under my bed in the bedroom. …

Peeing directly in front of litter box Not rated yet
This is Tallie's complicated history of peeing directly in front of her litter box. A year ago, Tallie, my ten year old cat, peed on the floor of my …

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Older Maine Coon peeing where other cat goes (carpet) Not rated yet
My older Maine Coon cat has recently started peeing on the carpet where my other cat has been using the rug to go potty. Is there a reason why? My

Cat peeing all over house! Not rated yet
I have 2 Calico cats who have been together since birth (they came from the same litter). I love them to pieces! One of them has been peeing ALL over …

My cat is peeing on everything! Not rated yet
Hi my name is Jennifer and I have a 6 year old male Doll face shaded silver Persian cat named Cash (Cashmere). He is the only cat in the house and I …

My cat urinates on my couches Not rated yet
My cat urinates on my couches even though she knows where the litter box is. My cat is 2 years old and we have had her since she was a kitten. We have …

Cat peeing outside the litter box on floor Not rated yet
My male, neutered cat (rescue) is probably about two years old. Lately he has started peeing on the floor, probably every four days or so. At first …

7 year old cat pees on rugs, clothes and couch! Not rated yet
My Himalayan cat, Roman, has a urine problem. The back story goes as this: When he was a kitten and I was training him, also at the time of spaying/declawing …

Cat peeing on hard surfaces Not rated yet
In the last 3-4 years (he's six) my male cat has starting peeing on hard surfaces, no carpets, and sometimes pooping on them. He prefers if there is …

Male cat pees half in litter, finishes on carpet Not rated yet
4 year old male pees half in the litter, gets out and then finishes on carpet. Every once in a while our four year old male cat will use his …

My cat peed on me Not rated yet
My cat Trixie is a little over a year or so old. She has been litter trained a while now. We have lived in my new house since January and now it's August. …

Cat poops in litter box, pees beside box Not rated yet
I have a 13 year old female cat, that for no known reason has ever had a heat. She's a totally indoor cat. She has never been a problem in any way what …

Cat suddenly peeing outside the box! Not rated yet
Hi, I have a 15 year old Persian. I adopted him when he was 11 years old. He has never had litter box issues for as long as I've had him until recently. …

Cat urinates on the same place on the bed Not rated yet
Our cat, Shady, a rescued kitty we have had for two years, has started peeing on our bed and always in the same location. We have washed the bedding …

Cat peeing on floor right next to litter box Not rated yet
Our cat, about 8 years of age, started peeing on the floor next to her litter box about a year ago. She will still use it for other reasons, but it …

Cat pees on floor? When she has been going in litter box Not rated yet
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My cat pees everywhere except the litter box, HELP! Not rated yet
Ace is our 2 1/2 year old neutered male cat (not declawed). We have 2 other male cats approximately 3 1/2 years old; one female dog (puggle); and 1 …

My Cat Urinates On The Cupboards Not rated yet
2 Year old cat, overweight, has suddenly in the last 3 months started peeing on the counter tops in the kitchen. Then, today my son called and said …

My cat pees right in front of her litter box! Not rated yet
For the last year our cat has occasionally (once every few months) urinated right in front of her litter box. Now that it is winter, and a very cold …

My cat peed on the floor and hes box trained! Not rated yet
My kitten Mclovin is about 5 months old and has always used his box with no problem. This morning he was prowling around, went into his cat tent and …

UTI stopped box use Not rated yet
How do I get my cat to start using her litter box again? She stopped after 15 years of normal use, because of a prolonged UTI. She is 15 and is in …

Help! My female kitty is peeing on back door and wall Not rated yet
I have a two year old female kitty who is peeing outside the litter box on my back door and in my bedroom on the wall. These two places mainly. I have …

Cat peeing in my bed Not rated yet
We recently moved into a house and one of my cats is now urinating on our bed she is a year old always been a clean cat. Is it because we moved? My …

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