When Your Cat Urinates Outside Its Box

Imagine climbing into a nice warm bed with your soft, warm cat to keep you company. Now imagine climbing into bed only to find that your sheets are cold, wet and very smelly. Cat urine.


If you have experienced this, or something similar, you’ll have to take care of the problem right away, because once a cat chooses a particular spot to urine in, it is likely that it will happen habitually.


There is no point trying to punish your cat by rubbing its nose in the spot the way you would with a dog. It would not understand your actions and would probably not remember urineing there anyway. There are other ways to combat the problem.


The first thing you can do is to clean the cat’s litter box more frequently. Cats are very finicky about cleanliness and will often not use a dirty litter box. If it is not clean enough for them, they will simply seek out a more comfortable spot to urine in, like your bed.


If your problem is not solved this way, and your cat continues to urine outside the litter box, your cat may have a medical issue. Make an appointment for the cat to visit the vet for a check-up. If a medical problem is ruled out, you may have to do some investigating on your own. Watch your cat closely for a few days to see if you can find out why it is urineing where it should not. It may be something that you can easily fix on your own.


If you have a cat and you do not want to deal with the problem of having your cat urineing on your furniture or anywhere else outside the litter box, if you have tried everything in order to prevent this irritation form occurring and nothing has worked, there are Internet sites you can try for other suggestions and solutions.


The best thing you can do is learn as much about your cat and the way it behaves to find your own solution and put an end to smelly wet cat urine in unwanted places.

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nettraveller 5 years ago from USA

Thank goodness our cats have always faithfully urinated only in their litter box. In rare occasions when frightened one of them has had an "accident", but this has not happened in a few years. We use "Urine Gone" and "Nodor" to keep the box smelling fresh between cleanings.

Neutering a male cat will also be helpful, especially if done while the cat is still relatively young, and has not yet made a habit of spraying.

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