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Q: Cat peed in the hamper

July 9, 2010 | By Stephanie | 7 answers | Expired: 1462 days ago

Stephanie

The drama continues... Both Grease and Buddy are outside now. I thought they had not had any bathroom breaks outside the litter box, but I was wrong. Last night Grease (the one not adjusting to the new kitten) climbed into the hamper in my bedroom, which he used to do a lot. While gathering laundry, I saw that he peed on my clothes. I'm wondering if I should move the litter box from upstairs to the bottom of the stairs, then to the top of the stairs...and so on?

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Brian D.
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Jul 20, 2010

first of all has grease been fixed. IF Grease has not been fixed than go get him fixed. If he has been fixed please follow the previous advise

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Gail S.
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Jul 11, 2010

Here is a good website about inappropraite urination:
www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/Veterinary_Stuff/Inappropriate_Urination_in_Cats.htm

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Joy B.
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Jul 10, 2010

I like the time out idea! Cat urine is really bad! Hope you get this worked out

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Stephanie  C.
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Jul 10, 2010

Urinating on your clothes is definitely a 'I'm mad at you' move. I like the idea of placing a wash cloth with your scent on it near the litter box. But this is a behavioral issue. I think Jillian's idea of a long time-out too. I say try everything.

Good luck!

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Gail S.
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Jul 10, 2010

It sounds like he's giving you a direct sign that he is mad about the newcomer to the house. Lightening is marking your clothes. He wants you for himself! You can add a litter box and have one upstairs and one downstairs. It is always recommended to have as many litterboxes as cats. Keep the litterboxes clean. However, if this is a behavioral problem, which it seems, then I suggest that you give Lightening some extra special attention each day. Be observant of the pecking order with the new cat (i.e. who eats first, who gets love first, etc.). I have struggled with the exact problem with my male cat these past couple years. It takes a lot of work once the jealousy and the urinating behavior starts. It is good that you are catching it right away and being pro-active. There are numerous websites that discuss inappropriate urination in relation to cat's marking. I certainly hope there are no further incidents, but if there are, please Google cat urination and you will find some helpful information out there. Good luck!

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Lisa B.
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Jul 09, 2010

I think it your smell that is in the hamper. So perhaps a washcloth with your scent on it placed near the littler box or under it would be helpful. There are cats though that like to pee on soft places that remind them of grass. IF the cat is outdoors sometimes that could be the reason.

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Jillian
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Jul 09, 2010

i'd lock him in a room for a few days to unwind. honestly, it's amazing the difference when a cat has a few days to themselves. otherwise the stress can continue to mount, which often leads to urinating on our things. continued stress also leads to urinary track, bladder, or kidney infections, which means a trip to the vet for antibiotics.
use an enzymatic cleaner {natures miracle, zero odor} to clean your clothes, or else the urine won't really come out. you may not smell it after a regular washing, but your cats will. wash off the clothing, then douse them in the enzymatic cleaner, then wash them again adding some of the cleaner to your laundry.

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