What is going on with my cat???????

I have a 3 year old cat that recently started peeing behind the door in our bedroom. Previously he would pee on a new person's clothes or something to show who's boss and mark his territory but it was rare.


Now he is peeing behind the door just because...


I thought he might have a UTI or bladder infection so I took him to the vet. They noticed a few white blood cells in his urine so they gave me two antibiotics. He has been done with the antibiotics for about a week now and I just caught him in the act this morning doing the same thing!!!


We clean his litter box religiously and even got him a larger box incase that was the issue. It's not the litter...I don't know why he is doing this except for maybe it already smells a little like urine and so he thinks it is okay. I have scolded him a few times already, rubbed his face in it, swatted him...I don't know what else to do.


I love this cat sooo much...he was my first pet while living on my own. He is a sweetheart kitty and LOVES DH. He is a great big brother to my other cat and bathes him and even does litter duty where he follows his brother to the cat box and makes sure he covers up his stuff!!


He doesn't seem sick, he acts totally normal...and he even gets to go outside but never goes to the bathroom out there.


I am truly at a loss as to why he is doing this and how I can make him stop.


Any advice???


TIA!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 7:06 am
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My BFF is a cat person.  She puts balloons wherever the cat has been peeing. They don't like balloons apparently.  If you can afix them to something to keep them there for a little while.....


That's all I got!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:17 am
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I just bought Feliway - its a diffuser that you plug in and it releases cat pheromones - one of our cats was having issues when we moved their litter boxes out of our spare room and had left us three little surprises in a week or so, which he had never done before. Its like kitten xanax too, he is soooo comfy now and it just acting happier and less scared. Its supposed to make them more relaxed and less stressed out, which is why a lot of cats mess outside of their litter boxes. I would highly recommend it - I got it from our vet, but they have it on amazon too!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Kristinkay - Thank you for the suggestion...I will try it out!! I forgot to mention that we moved a couple of months ago but he seems pretty comfortable now. He even goes outside which he never did before. He does pace the house so that just might be the problem!!!


ChrisNScott - Do I just blow up the balloons and tape them to the wall near the spot? lol...I'm clueless!!!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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Put down foil over where he's peeing and secure it down with some shoes or books so it doesn't move. Cats hate walking on foil.


Also, another thing to try (although you may not want to risk staining your carpet is sprinkling cayenne pepper down where the cat peed. They don't like that scent and should stay away.


Or a combo of both, put down foil and sprinkle cayenne pepper on the foil.


Another thing to do is to take a computer chair mat and turn it upside down so the plastic sharp (I originally typed shart and just died LOLing!) grippers are pointing up. Put that over where he's been peeing. They won't walk on it as it's doesn't feel good on their paws.


Has your vet checked for crystalization in the bladder? My bros cat was peeing due to that. And it could just be that it still smells like pee so he thinks it's okay to go there.


 

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 7:09 am
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I would tape them to something on the floor. 

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 7:27 am
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LOL....it is going to look like a carnival at our door!!


Foil, cayanne pepper and balloons!!! Hahaha...I am SOO TRYING EVERYTHING though  :-)


I bought the Feliway from Amazon last night...it should be here on the 26th. We have a huge kitty tower in our room and he sleeps on top of it every night so I will plug it in near that. Hopefully we won't be feeling super relaxed the next morning too! ;-)

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 10:53 am
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Update:


Foil and cayanne pepper have been down on the spot and he hasn't tried to pee since it has been there! He did, however, pee on DH's shorts that he had on the floor! (Hopefully that will teach him to put them away! HA!)


We got the Feliway in the mail yesterday...plugged it in and had both the kitties sleep in the room last night. It may be too early to tell but he seemed quite relaxed today and wasn't pacing as he usually does in the morning before breakfast!


Thanks again for all of the suggestions...they are working!!!!

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 6:34 am
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That's great news! Glad to hear that it's helped!!

Posted on July 29, 2010 at 5:01 am

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