My kitten is peeing on the couch and the bed
(Harker Heights, TX)
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" and uses the box to poop, and initially used the box to pee, but didn't cover it.
Now he has had three "accidents," one on the couch and two on a bed. Any advice? Thanks.
I'm sorry to hear about your kitten's troubles, Thom. I assume that by "just adopted" you mean that you brought them home very recently.
Did you confine them to a room to start them out?
When cats are first brought into a new home, it can be overwhelming. In addition, kittens tend to be hyperactive and don't always make it back to the litter box.
More boxes in more locations are always helpful, but the best thing you can do is confine them to a room for a while and develop a routine. During this time, they can get their box habits in order and you can control things.
Then you slowly introduce them to the rest of the house, and position boxes appropriately. If one of them has a box problem, they can go back into the room.
I assume that they have seen a vet, and that your little one with the urination problem does not have a urinary tract infection or other medical condition.
I hope that helps. Please let us know how he makes out.