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07-31-2003, 05:22 PM
I have a Siamese that has to have a special food or she can get kidney stones. When she has a flare up, she usually dribbles pee here and there. About 4 weeks ago, One of our 4 cats started to pee alot all over the bed or my husbands clothes. (the clothes were on the floor but thats another story :o) It took 3 weeks to pinpoint it was indeed my Siamese. My vet was on vacation so it was another week before she got in. Her bladder wasn't full so they couldn't get a sample but they're treating her for her kidney stones problem. (antibiotics) My question is this: she is still peeing all over my bed. (thank God for plastic matress covers!!) Has anyone ever had a cat that starting wetting somewhere but was able to break that? I have never had this problem with a cat but I have heard that once they start they don't quit. I'm at my wits end with trying to deal with this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
07-31-2003, 06:02 PM
I got a "Dr. Foster's and Smith" cat catalog awhile back and I think it had some products in it that you can spray wherever you don't want your pets (you can go to their site and order a free catalog). Maybe you could find something like that at a pet store to spray on your bed, perhaps it'd help. Good luck!
08-01-2003, 02:01 AM
When cats are ill, they urinate in places they're not suppose to. Most the time, it will stop when the cat is better... I hope this what happens in your case. I've heard of sprays, but never used them and dont know if they work. You might want to try putting a litter box next to the bed and see if she will use it instead of your bed. Good luck!
08-03-2003, 05:33 AM
Wow 'too crazy! It sounds like my tortie that thinks the whole house is her literbox! Had to get rid of our bean bag chair! :(
08-03-2003, 07:46 AM
Well I can certainly relate as I have thrown out 2 bean bag chairs. I wonder what it is about a bean bag chair? And by the way, welcome to the site.
08-03-2003, 09:14 AM
Too crazy, is your siamese spayed/neutered? I have encountered this problem before and each time it was because my cats were "in heat". It's happened to both my female and male cats, and as soon as I got them fixed, the problem stopped. My female cats (this is going back 20 yrs ago) used to pee all over our bed and especially my husbands clothes too. My husband used to just peel his clothes off and dump them on the floor ... anyway, I have tried all I can think of to get him to put his clothes in the hamper but I was unsuccessful. So our little female cat was one that trained him to put his clothes in the proper place. I thank her for that. Something I wasn't able to do, and she succeeded! :D
About 2 yrs ago, we had this peeing problem again with our male cat. He peed everywhere. We have 3 cats so we weren't sure who was doing all the peeing until one day I was doing the dishes and he climbed on top of the kitchen table and aimed his pee right at me. Can you see me doing dishes and all of a sudden I feel my back is getting wet? I turned around in time to see him peeing right on me! :mad: Bad, bad kitty. Well, I made an appointment with the vet right away and after he got fixed, we've not had that problem again.
If your siamese is not spayed/neutered, this could be the problem. My vet told me that cats do this to "mark their territory" when they are in heat.
08-03-2003, 11:29 AM
I'm sure that was awful getting peed on by your cat but it was HILARIOUS what I pictured in my head!! :-) I laugh everytime I think about it. Anyways, yes my cat has been fixed since she was 6 mos. I think originally her problem started because of her kidney problem but now she's just content doing it. My husband also keeps his clothes on the floor and those were a target before the bed was. Then, while your husband learned to pick his clothes up, my husband just tossed them on the bed. So she pees on the bed. So now the clothes are back on the floor. Guess where she peed last? I'm really at a lose at what to do with her. I don't want to give her away because who knows how she'll be treated for peeing? Also, being a simese, shes MY cat and doesn't go well to others. She would never adjust to someone else. I can't keep having her wet on the bed and now she's starting on the floor. My bedroom is starting to stink. It's been suggested to me to put her down but I don't want to do that either. I'm really going crazy with this problem.
i'm sorry, but i really hate cat pee smell, that is why i have always ventured away from cats, dogs can be smelly too, but cats are the worst. i do love cats tho, but i don't think i would ever have one unless it was an outdoor kitty. my parrots aren't smelly, except for their natural smell. and their poop cleans up so easily, i prefer birdies. (am i gonna get nailed for saying this?)
08-03-2003, 03:28 PM
naw, your not gonna get nailed. (sic her kitty! :-) The oder is very strong and smells like amonia. But I have 4 cats and 4 parrots and truth be told, it's easier to clean the litter box with that new scooping litter. Cats are really cool but then I love them. Someone could tell me how great turantulas are and I would think their nuts! But I know we agree that birds are cool!
08-03-2003, 07:44 PM
You can't imagine what my bedroom smells like before I clean the cat liter! The one uses the liter box and my clothes and my floor! I really get tired of cleaning it up but can't stand the thought of getting rid of her. :o :(
08-03-2003, 10:38 PM
Have you brought anyone new, home to the family?It sounds to me like a jelous thing? Maybe you have something new in the house? A new animal,new furniture? Anything could set them off like that. Is her cat box filled up? Sometimes they will not use it even if it has one poop in it. Belive or not they are very clean animals! They clean themselves all the time and are never dirty. Just clean out the box even if its one poop. I mean scoop the one poop or pee. Maybe she is just a very clean kitty and can't stand to get her feet wet! Poor girl/boy!
08-04-2003, 06:12 AM
That was my original thought as we got a puppy in Jan. She is a lab mix so shes big but the cat put her in her place and the dog is afraid of her. The cat doesn't come out much but I have seen her go downstairs where the litter box (which is clean) is. Also she started puking 4-5 days a week. After she got on the antibiotics that seemed to let up. Now she is back to puking again. Last night We put her and her food and litterbox in my daughters room. We're going to see if maybe that will help break her of peeing. But alas I was up at 2:30 changing sheets on her bed from the cat puking. I can handle the puking but I can't handle a peeing habit. I just don't know what to do if this doesn't work.
08-04-2003, 08:23 AM
Maybe you could find some cat list-serv and ask people on there. I subscribe to this greyhound one, and lots of people have great advice there. I even remember a question about a greyhound who started peeing on the bed suddenly! Unfortunetately I don't remember the answer, as maybe it woudl help you some.
did you take her to the vet, my friends cat did the same thing and it turned out the kitty had leukemia, man i hope this isn't the case but you should have her tested.
08-05-2003, 09:04 AM
she was tested for leukemia as a kitten but not since. She is an indoor cat and no stray my daughter brings home comes in the house until it has been tested. I did take her to the ver where they are treating her for her kidney problem but I'm starting to think it's just a habit now. She slept in my daughters room 2 nights ago with the litter box and everything was ok. She used the box. But she's not happy in her room as she wants me. So last night she slept with us and alas, she peed again. I don't know what to do anymore. My husband it totally fed up.
08-05-2003, 11:11 PM
Sometimes when cats are allergic to antibiotics they ill get sick and throw up. Has the vet done a urinalysis recently on your kitty? When a cat can still smell where it has urinated before they will continue to go there, I am sure you wash the bed clothes very well, but cats can smell almost as well as some dogs. The cat can still smell it. Siamese are very prone to kidney problems, watch the ash and taurine contents in the cat food, what is the levels in the food? How old is your cat?Ash and taurine levels I have heard can affect cats like siamese, a vet told me that once. .... I hope your kitty gets better...LavenderCat
08-11-2003, 02:59 PM
One of my cats urinates outside of his box as well, and I have been dealing with it for years now. He was diagnosed with lower urinary tract disease, which is part of his problem. When a cat is stressed or sick they tend to urinate outside of the box - mine chose the bottom of the stairwells and right in front of his litter box. After they go there once....they tend to keep going back, I was told no matter what you do to clean the smell out of the area they soiled, they can still smell it. I first put that thick plastic down (the kind you put under desk chairs) so he wouldn't ruin the carpet, and finally had to lock him out of the area all together. Since your cat is peeing on your bed, I would suggest keeping him out of your room, for your and your husbands sanity. I've spent tons of money replacing carpets that my cat has ruined by not using his litter box. I know it is hard, especially if your cat is used to sleeping with you, but I had to do it...and they get used to it...almost as if they have forgotten that they ever used to sleep in your bed at all.
I also had heard of a cat peeing on someones bed because it smells like their owner...personal items such as your sheets and clothes are common places that they like to soil because it smells like you....an endearing thought I know..but not worth having to throw them all away!
08-11-2003, 04:35 PM
Lavendercat: My kitty is on Science Diet CD cat food to control the ash and taurine. She has been on it for about 4 years now.
I took her to the vet last Fri. They put her on another more stronger antibiotic but she was pretty sure that her problem is with the dog. I can still have her tested to make sure shge doesn't have a urinary tract infection or bladder infection but I haven't yet because they're giving her antibiotics for that very problem.
Kiwizepp: I never thought about locking her out of the room. We have 4 cats and they all sleep with us and spend alot of time hiding in there because of the dog. But I read your post just in time. We are going camping tomorrow for a week so it will be easy to shut the door. The dog will be with us and maybe if she doesn't have access to my room, she will start going back to her litterbox. She goes there to poop so I know she doesn't have a litterbox problem. Hopefully she won't pee all through the rest of the house while I'm gone!!
08-11-2003, 04:58 PM
I hope she doesn't pee all over the house while you are gone too! I doubt she will, but one word of advice..your cats might get upset if your bedroom is a common area for them...mine clawed infront of the door for the first few days that I kept it shut - do you think they will be stressed w/ you being out of town AND having no access to your bedroom? Just don't want anything to happen while you are gone!! :( Another suggestion would be to cover your bed w/ plastic while you are out of town....that way it will save your linens and you can try shutting the door while you are there to see what actually happens. Have fun on your camping trip! :)
08-11-2003, 08:07 PM
I have thought of that but my son will be home so they won't be totally alone. Also my mom and dad are going to stop in and check on all the animals...their cat is also here and they will spend some time with my birds since my son is not a big bird fan. If any of them smell pee anywhere, they are to open the bedroom door right away. I need to get rid of the carpet as soon as this problem is fixed and I put a plastic mattre cover on the bed when this began. I'd rather contain the smell if I can. Hopefully I'll have good news to report when I get back!
08-20-2003, 03:58 PM
I guess your cat was "marking his territory". I really got a chuckle out of your story. It must be funny now when you think back on it.
I am sorry you are all having such problems with your cats. Tonight, I plan to go home and say a prayer of thanks that our cat is sooo good. Never thought about what I would do if that problem started - hope I never will have to.
08-21-2003, 12:44 AM
Tonight I'm saying my own prayer of thanks that my cat is an outdoor kitty! lol. :)