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Q: Why does my male cat pee on my bed and clothes

October 8, 2011 | By Lcarter | 3 answers | Expired: 1011 days ago

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One of my male cats has started urinating on my bed with me in it recently and I don't know what to do. Even though he has been fixed he still urinates on things but he is starting to go on my bed more often and it's driving me crazy. Please help.

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Jillian
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Oct 11, 2011

This is either illness, stress, or marking.

Illness is the first you'll want to rule out. Take him to the vet and if he has a clean bill of health, move on to the other two.

Marking would be from having another cat around. Clean the affected areas thoroughly with an enzymatic cleaner {like Nature's Miracle} and even use a black light to see if he's gone anywhere else. Then work on socializing the cats to each other in a positive manner. If he's trying to guard your bed, you'll want to lock him out of the room at night. What I did with a cat trying to claim my bed was spray it down liberally with a citrus scented air freshener.

If it's not from another cat, it's stress. Has anything changed in his daily routine? In the home? Anything at all? Are you certain there's not some cat roaming around outside that's he's seen through a window? Depending on what's stimulating this response, you'll want to either eliminate it or desensitize him to it. If you do the latter, take it slow at his pace. Challenge him in ways comfortable to him.

Whatever the cause, use only an enzymatic cleaner to get the urine out. Nothing else will work well enough and if it's there, he's much more likely to keep going.

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Ches21
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Oct 08, 2011

is he neutered and if so take him to the vet it is most likely a bladder infection.

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Babykat
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Oct 11, 2011

He might be stressed out and he's marking you as his territory.

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