My 4 month old male kitten is peeing on our bed

by Ana Counts
(Americus, GA)

Our male kitten is the one on top

Our male kitten is the one on top

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 starting his spraying or not. Can anyone help us with what can be wrong with our male kitten?

My thoughts: I'm sorry to hear that your kitten is having issues, Ana. Urinating outside the litter box is often related to medical issues including urinary tract infections. I'm assuming he's been to the veterinarian and is healthy.

You mentioned spraying, which is a possibility. Spraying is usually less volume of urine than urination and is often done up against a vertical surface, but it doesn't have to be.

It could also be a fear response or a territorial response to a threat from another cat, either inside or outside the house. Or, it could be stress due to some other cause.

Cats often get stressed by change. Did anything change right before this started? Changes of any kind in the household can cause a cat to go off the box (people, schedules, food, litter, number or placement of boxes, furniture, etc.).

It looks from the picture as though you have other cats in the house. Is he getting into spats with the other cats (or other pets) in the house?

Is he being ambushed at the litter box?

Do you have enough litter boxes for all of the cats in the house?

Kittens are generally very active. Are you sure he's getting enough attention?

Is there anything else that you can think of that might be stressing him?

If you have enough accessible litter boxes in the house and none of the above are issues, then you can try isolating him in a room and starting his litter training all over again.

I hope that helps. Please let us know how he gets on with this and please leave any feedback or questions in the comments.

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