How can I stop Pussy pissing on our bed?

(24 Posts)
MrsSchadenfreude Sun 02-Feb-14 18:11:01

She pissed on random pieces of clothing left on the bathroom floor - can cope with this, and it teaches the kids to be tidy. She will also pee on the bath mat if the urge takes her. She has recently started peeing on our bed - took her to the vet, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories in case it was a wee infection. Vet advised it may be stress, so we have Feliway wafting around the house and she has been getting 75mg of Zylkene every night. Thought she was getting better - no more incidents, and today, she was having a little nap at the end of the bed, got up, stretched, wandered up the bed and pissed lavishly on my pillow! I'm not impressed. She is currently banned from the bedrooms (which means the other cat is too). I have noticed that she always pisses on the same bedlinen - either she has a violent dislike of Pip studio or M & S isn't quite so comfy for her bum.

Joking aside, any ideas of how we can stop her? DH is threatening a one way trip to the vet. Apart from the peeing, she is lovely, sweet, furry and purry.

lljkk Sun 02-Feb-14 18:12:22

I wonder if citrus essential oil would repel.
Sympathies, we have same problem with DS's beanbag.

greenhill Sun 02-Feb-14 18:25:49

Have you replaced the duvet or have you only washed it once? There may be a detectable smell on the duvet or the duvet cover that your cat is returning to.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 02-Feb-14 18:31:08

We drench the duvet in Urine Off when she does it, Greenhill and then it goes to the dry cleaners to be washed. I am chucking the pillow. sad

It's a shame for my other cat, as he always sleeps on my feet, but we've had to ban him from the bedroom too.

morethanpotatoprints Sun 02-Feb-14 18:31:17

I agree with your dh, how can you have this in your house eww.

Back2Basics Sun 02-Feb-14 18:33:11

This is why I could never have cats, urghfans fur balls to.

greenhill Sun 02-Feb-14 18:52:58

I'm no expert, but if the duvet been treated and washed it's becoming a habit. Does she normally go outside or does she use a litter tray?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Feb-14 18:54:35

Have you got a litter tray? I think one per cat plus an extra one is advised on here usually.

I think she needs to go back to basic litter tray training.

anotetofollowso Sun 02-Feb-14 19:07:48

Oh lord watching with great interest as I am having this problem too. We have a new kitty who poos in the litter box and sometimes pees there too but he persistently wees on soft things: mainly beds but he is also partial to the odd sofa or carpet. Am desperate to stop this.

I go through elaborate cleaning routines: gallons of vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, simple solutions anti-odour spray and then, where possible, wash with a biological powers. But I can still detect a faint cat wee odor and presumably he can too. He does keep weeing in the same spot (MY BED!!!) and I can see him having a good old sniff around before he does.

Any experienced cat owners out there with some advice ? Am desperate!

Ta in advance.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Feb-14 19:25:43

I think lock him out of the bedrooms & try two trays. One upstairs, one down.

Who wants to go downstairs to wee?

timtam23 Sun 02-Feb-14 20:37:15

We had this problem with my old male cat (turned out there was a medical reason - overactive thyroid) - he started weeing on DS2's duvet, which was awful.
We did all the washing/cleaning etc as above and I also bought a waterproof duvet cover for DS2, it was a bit like sleeping under a crisp packet & it made the duvet quite heavy, but it broke the habit & got us through the time until the cat had his thyroid op

TamzinGrey Sun 02-Feb-14 20:48:47

Is she feeling threatened by another cat? It sounds as though she's desperately marking her territory. The fact that she's soiling on the items that smell most strongly of her humans is significant.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 02-Feb-14 21:05:29

She's an indoor cat, shares a huge litter tray with her "partner". They get on well - they are curled up together on an armchair at the moment, washing each other. It was as if she couldn't be arsed to go and use her box today. She is sweet and loving. We've had her from a kitten, and she arrived litter trained. Her box is spotless - poo is removed almost as soon as it appears and the litter is changed every three days. She happily uses her box - she used it this morning when I was cleaning my teeth. She's a young cat - only two years old. sad

DrDolittle Sun 02-Feb-14 21:10:19

Make her be an outside cat. That way, she shits and pisses on your neighbour's lawn, not your pillow :-)

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 02-Feb-14 21:11:40

She can't be an outside cat - we live in a flat. She has always been a flat cat. I would love to live in a house so that they could frolic in the garden, but it's not to be - not for the foreseeable future, anyway.

DrDolittle Sun 02-Feb-14 21:15:03

Then ban from the bedroom and anywhere else that she pisses :-)

You could always invest in a slide attachment for your window... One way trip, though!

Nojustalurker Sun 02-Feb-14 21:16:29

I am sure I read some where you should have a litter tray for each cat. Our cat like to pee in the bathroom sink and I have a friend whose cat like to pee in the bath. We both tries various think but the only think that worked was keeping the door shut so the cats could not get in.

Did you get both cats at the same time?

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Feb-14 21:19:17

Try another two trays for a few days & see how it goes, they are cheap in the supermarkets & it's better than cleaning up cat wee.

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 02-Feb-14 22:50:58

Will try two trays and see if that helps, although I am inclined to think that she just likes peeing on something soft!

Notjust - no, Pissy Pussy came second - we already had a rescue cat that we'd had for a year. Pissy Pussy has always loved our other cat. I get the impression that he is a little less adoring!

greenhill Mon 03-Feb-14 08:23:29

It is tricky with space issues in a flat, but I'd suggest using two separate litter trays too.

My 19 yo cat has two trays because she won't pee where she has pooed, so will walk from one tray to the other. I know that I've not cleaned them fast enough if she either clamours to get outside or if I've left something like a plastic carrier bag on the floor when out and hadn't checked the tray was clean before I'd left the house.

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 03-Feb-14 13:05:20

I am joining if I may.

3 mth old kitten adopted last week. Fine and dandy at first and v good at litter tray. Now keeps weeing on mats, and in my blimmin' slipper yesterday.

I'm not sure what litter tray basic training is, (we are also in a flat and the litter is on the balcony) but as of today (he piddled on dp's newspaper as well yesterday) I am plonking him outside every half hour for 5 minutes. Am I being v cruel?

MinimalistMommi Wed 05-Feb-14 18:36:50

Marking this thread.
All this talk of cats peeing on things is making me nervous...

chemenger Wed 05-Feb-14 18:49:45

I posted on here a while ago about my 16 year old cat spraying on curtains and elsewhere. I tried feliway and zylkene with no success. In the end six litter trays between 3 cats was the answer, (they go outside as well). Not a great solution because there are trays lurking all over the house, but better than hundreds of pounds in dry cleaning of curtains. Actually we only have two cats now, one disappeared sad, which has probably helped as well.

mellojello Wed 05-Feb-14 18:52:55

What about a covered litter tray OP? Might be worth a try.

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