The very first thing you must do if your cat is urinating on your carpet is get him or her to the vet.
It is of vital importance that you do this. It is quite common for cats to get what is called a urinary tract infection (UTI) and if it is not caught and treated in time, it can very quickly lead to death.
Why do cats get UTIs so easily?
The answer is two-fold.
Firstly, cats are notorious for not drinking enough water.
Secondly, the high-ash content of most supermarket brand cat foods contribute to crystal buildup in the cat’s urethra.
The combination of the two very often lead to a urinary tract infection.
In order to stop a cat urinating on carpet, you first need to get a vet to give your cat a clean bill of health. Then we’re down to dealing with a behavioral issue.
There are as many reasons for a cat peeing inappropriately as there are breeds of cats so you need to do a little detective work to determine why your little feline friend has decided to abandon his litterbox.
Once a behavioral pattern has been determined, you also need to talk to your vet about a special prescribed diet for cats with a history of urinary tract issues.
The most important thing to know is that inappropriate urination in cats can be solved. Too many cats are given to shelters or put down every year because their owners don’t know what to do.
Luckily, you’ve found this site and are on the right path to stopping your cat urinating where he shouldn’t.