Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tattle Tale Tuesday

Uh oh, SOMEKITTY is peeing on the cowch. SOMEKITTY mite need to find a noo home! That SOMEKITTY mite be PENNY!

Mom Linda here: It's true, we might need to find a new home for Penny. She went into heat a week before her appointment for her spay surgery and was marking all the couch and love seat cushions in the living room. I actually witnessed her scratching the cushion and then squatting and yelled at her but she left a puddle behind when she jumped down. We hoped this behavior would stop once she was spayed, but there's been 3 "accidents" since her surgery 2 weeks ago. Nobody's actually seen Penny doing this and I suppose it COULD be another cat who's marking the cushions but Penny is the one being blamed. I'm really hoping the peeing stops since I would hate to give up Penny but we don't know what else to do. Any suggestions would be welcome!

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At 11/04/2008 2:58 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

if she went into heat before her spay surgery, it will take more than a couple of weeks for the hormones to go down. Maybe you could try and confine her to a particular space for a little while?
Nature's Miracle will take out the urine smell from the furniture (I use it all the time because Billy pees on things too). Feliway should stop the marking behavior. It's helped Billy alot!
MeezerMom Mary

At 11/04/2008 3:43 AM, Blogger Forty Paws said...

You might also want to see if she has a urinary tract infection or bladder infection if they didn't check that when she went in for her spaying. That can cause peeing in non-litter box areas.

Good luck!

Luf, Us

At 11/04/2008 4:11 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

The Meezers and Forty Paws both said what I would suggest. Check for a UTI...and if you can confine Penny to a separate room, that may be a good idea. It's important that you clean the urine really good so that whoever is peeing won't be attracted to that spot again. We know how frustrating a cat peeing on stuff is, so we hope you can get this under control and not resort to rehoming Penny.

Island Cat Mom

At 11/04/2008 5:38 AM, Blogger ZOOLATRY said...

Unfortunately we do not have any ideas to share... we're just gonna say a little prayer that all this gets under control (for your sake, too!) so that little Penny can stay part of the family.

At 11/04/2008 6:08 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Also, be aware that once she started on something that smell will be there and it could smell like an appropriate place to go. You will need to do some retraining.

At 11/05/2008 2:07 AM, Anonymous Whicky Wuudler said...

Don't yell at her, this will make her more anxious and more likely to pee inappropriately. Get her checked out by the vet for urinary tract infections, often stress can cause UTI in cats and she will have been stressed by recent surgery. Get some Feliway diffusers set up around your home to help her feel more relaxed and finally, make sure there are plenty of clean litter boxes in safe and private places!


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