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 it wasn't that bad.


I'm worried that he could have kidney stone problems as our last cat died from a kidney stone problem ( he was age 13). Please help I want to know if this is normal and just because it's too cold out side to go or because he could be sick?

My thoughts:

I'm sorry to hear that your cat is having problems. I don't believe this is normal and yes, it's possible that he is sick. Urinating "everywhere" is often a sign of illness (either urological or something else) or at the very least, a sign of distress.

Does he have a litter box inside? If not, I'd give him a litter box inside that he can use. That way, if it's too cold out, he can use the litter box inside and you'll know for sure if this ever happens again that it's because he's not feeling good.

First, I would call the vet and get him checked out.

I hope that helps and please let us know what happens with him.

Kurt

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Aug 24, 2014
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Rec'd Scaredy Cat
by: Anonymous

Just wanted to let you know I received the bottle of Scaredy Cat Remedy yesterday and started using it afternoon and evening. Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I am noticing today that Ben already seems calmer and friendlier with us. Luckily the remedy has no strong smell, so he's not reacting adversely when I put it on him. So far, so good. Thanks again for the recommendation. Will keep you posted.

Aug 19, 2014
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Thanks for the update
by: Kurt (Admin)

Sorry! I guess I should have made it clear that if you click on the words "Self Esteem" or "Scaredy Cat Remedy" in my previous comment, that will open the respective product page on Jackson Galaxy's site.

Give that product a chance to work. You might also try Feliway, which some of my readers have had success with. Click here to learn about that.

None of these products work on every cat or for every situation, but it's worth a shot. I have no experience with calming collars, have yet to research them, and I haven't had any reader feedback, so I can't even guess on that.

Aug 19, 2014
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Benjamin
by: Anonymous

Just thought I'd let you know what's happening with Ben. I visited our local PETCO on Saturday and was unable to find either of the two remedies you suggested. But I did pick up a "Calming Collar" just to give it a try. Since I'm obviously not reporting any positive results, you can assume that the collar disappeared from his neck that night and we haven't found it yet. Not much change, if any, in his behavior. So I went online and couldn't find anything meeting your suggested "Self Esteem", so I tried the "Scaredy Cat Remedy." Got lucky on that one and ordered a bottle of it. Should be here later this week or early next week. I liked that it carried the Jackson Galaxy name/endorsement, as I love watching his "Cat from Hell" shows. I also like that I can rub it on my hands and then on Ben's coat, and he can't lose it like he did the collar. I'll let you know as soon as I have a chance to try it. Thanks again for your help.

Aug 15, 2014
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Will keep trying
by: Anonymous

Thanks again. I'll let you know what, if anything, works for Ben. I really appreciate your suggestions and obvious concern. I have a good vet but she has a pretty busy clinic and I just didn't know where to turn. Thank you very much.

Editor's note: You're welcome. I hope it helps. I look forward to hearing about positive progress with Ben.

Aug 15, 2014
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My cat, too
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your suggestions. I will give them a try, especially the ones about another litter box (in addition to the 9 we already have) and extra attention. We have been using Feliway for years, but have never tried Jackson Galaxy products.

Benjamin is a very sweet cat and I have always believed that the reason the other two males pick on him is that he is kind of a "weenie cat", if that makes sense. And he is a little apprehensive around my husband. All these things could be the cause, I guess. I won't stop trying, though, because I love him a lot.

Editor's note: Glad to hear you'll keep trying. You might also see if you can give him some extra hiding places (up high if he's a tree dweller or down low if he's a bush dweller or both). That way he can gather himself if needed. You might try Self Esteem or Scaredy Cat Remedy and see if there's a change.

Aug 15, 2014
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Thanks for your help
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the help I shall go get him to get checked thanks and I'll keep ya updated of what the results are. Thanks for your help.

Aug 15, 2014
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My cat, too
by: Anonymous

My 13-year-old male cat, Benjamin, also pees in various places in our home. He is neutered, and we had him checked last year by the vet and he doesn't have a UTI. We have tried different sprays to discourage him from peeing, but none of them seem to work. He'll pee in one place for a while, then change to another place.

We use Precious Cat litter, which is supposed to attract cats to the box. We also have 9 other cats, and he gets along with all of them except two males, also neutered, and he runs and hides from them. Don't know that there's ever been a confrontation between them.

My husband is getting pretty discouraged with him and wants to find him another home. For a cat that urinates inappropriately? Not likely. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Editor's note: If he's afraid of some of the other cats, he may be demonstrating a fear response, or he may be attempting to ascert himself and declare his territory.

I would try Feliway (if you haven't already) and take a look at Jackson Galaxy's products as well. These products don't always work, but you won't know until you try.

I would work on building his confidence with extra attention and twice daily exercise/play sessions. Lastly, I would add a litter box or 2. With 9 cats, you should have 10 in the house in various locations, but sometimes just adding 1 or 2 more in the right spots can make a difference.

Aug 15, 2014
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cats of all kinds
by: Anonymous

Cats pee or, if they are not neutered or spayed will mark their teritory. That is natural for them.

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