Location, location, location. I’m not talking about where your cat has some real estate. I’m talking about where you’ve decided is the best place for your cat’s litter box. You have to consider things like foot traffic and general commotion around the area that your cat goes to pee.
Your cat doesn’t have the luxury of going into the bathroom and closing the door so it’s up to you to provide a place where he can have some privacy and not get bothered by the dog or your other cats. It’s also important to keep the litter box away from your cat’s food. You wouldn’t want to eat in the bathroom and neither would your cat.
While we’re on the subject of the litter box, another important factor is the kind of litter you are using. Some cats get quite picky about their substrate preference and will decide that they no longer like the feel of clumping litter. Try out different brands and try to avoid using scented litters.
The third major factor that you need to address to stop your cat peeing everywhere is stress. Your cat is much more susceptible to changes in their environment that you or I so you need to keep a close eye on her. Moving house or the introduction of new pets are 2 very common reasons why a cat will protest with their bladder.
Now that you understand the importance of litter box placement, substrate preference and stress avoidance, you can start to solve the issue of your cat’s inappropriate urination. My wife and I had to learn these lessons the hard way when our cat peed so much in one spot of our apartment that it leaked through and did several thousand dollars of damage to our neighbour’s ceiling.
We did a lot of reading about how to stop a cat urinating everywhere on the Internet and weren’t entirely satisfied with what we found.
We spent the next several months compiling all the most relevant information and also interviewing veterinarians in our area and around the world.
The results of our research can now be found at here at StopCatPeeing.com where we have many articles relating to inappropriate urination in cats. A cat that pees outside the litter box is a frustrating problem and one that could prove fatal to your cat if you don’t know what to do. Do your homework and help your cat before it’s too late.