Why does my cat keep weeing on the bed?! WHY?

(15 Posts)
MrsJayGatsby Thu 28-Aug-14 09:19:24

Hello. I really hope you can help me because my house is starting to smell! I have a 4 month old male cat who wees on our beds whenever he gets chance. He has a litter tray, which he uses! But whenever he gets into either mine or my children's bedroom, he wees on the bed. He also wees up the corner of the living room, I thought he'd stopped but I caught him urinating in a baby car seat I was keeping hold of for a friend which was up the corner. I keep the bedroom doors closed, but my children are young and sometimes forget, this morning I've gone into their bedroom and once again he has wee'd on my daughters bed.

I've already taken their duvets to be washed once and I'm going to have to take them again, they need new mattresses & the room smells. I really don't know what to do! He's being neutered next month - will this make a difference? I really am at my wits end, we love him a lot, he has fit into our family so nicely but this problem is making me regret getting him which is a shame.

Does anybody have any advice? I'm getting ready to go out at the moment so sorry if my replies are slow - I will definitely come back. Anything anybody has to tell me will be greatly appreciated.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 09:44:39

Neutering could well help a lot. (If not even stop it.) Some cats mature much earlier than people realize and he could easily have hormones coursing through him right now making him antsy and prone to spraying/loose behaviour.

At any rate, I'd wait until after his neutering to see if he still has a problem then - and if the neutering isn't due until, say, the end of next month, it might be worth having a word with the vet and seeing if they'll move it forward a few weeks.

Best of luck.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 09:47:46

PS - and maybe get him an extra tray as well. My own boy has two and uses both as he sees fit. (Some cats don't like to pee in a place where they've just poo'd and the two functions sometimes follow each other so closely that you don't have time to clean up or for smell to dissipate.)

MrsJayGatsby Thu 28-Aug-14 10:13:27

Thanks for replying. I'll definitely get a new tray and see if that makes any difference. Hopefully the neutering will sort him out, I really cannot cope with the smell of cat wee in my children's bedroom any longer.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Aug-14 10:50:54

It's a pain right enough and people will really sympathize with you here. We may laugh about 'accidents' but it's no fun stepping in something on your way to the loo in the early hours - or being shattered and then discovering you've got to completely remake the bed and put on the washing machine/clean up pee late at night when all you want to do is crash.

Keep on going until the neutering anyway and come back if any problems still.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 28-Aug-14 15:21:02

Do you think it's a water infection?

Siarie Thu 28-Aug-14 15:26:47

Firstly rule out any health issues by taking him to see a vet, it could be that he is finding going to the toilet uncomfortable and thus picked other areas to go.

Next you are going to need to really clean the areas that he has urinated on to break the cycle, once the scent is there a cat will continue to do it until the scent is gone. One of mine used to do it on a curtain, no matter how many times I cleaned the curtain he would eventually do it again. In the end putting something physically in the way was the only way to stop him doing it.

Also cats can do that when a big change happens, a new baby, new additional cat added to the family you can try using feliway plugins to calm your cat down and help him settle if this is the case.

Just don't get upset with him, he doesn't know that he's not doing the right thing.

Siarie Thu 28-Aug-14 15:27:51

Oh and gosh yes get him neutered! he may well be spraying.

MrsSchadenfreude Thu 28-Aug-14 16:54:52

1. Chop off his goolies.

2. Take him to vet to rule out urine infection.

3. Buy yourself a large bottle of Urine Off and use it where he wees.

4. Feliway may help.

jaykay34 Fri 29-Aug-14 05:42:06

My cat was the same until I had him neutered !
He used to constantly wee in my daughter's room and especially on her bed to the point we ended up replacing practically everything she had in there.
Cat is fine now he's neutered

thoughtsbecomethings Fri 29-Aug-14 06:21:26

Both my female kittens use to so this so understand your frustration. I was told not to use feather quilts as something to do with the smell they like.

Our female 2yr old used to pee on DS's bed but her problem was psychological...she thought he was at the top of the family tree. Readjusting their relationship so she now knows she rules the house has sorted it

Reckon nueturing will help!

MrsJayGatsby Fri 29-Aug-14 06:35:30

Thank you so much everybody. I slept on the sofa last night (as kids are in my bed due to the smell in their room blush) and I have just been woken up by the most horrific smell of cat poo. I've hunted for the source and can't find it; there was a poo in the tray but it doesn't seem to be coming from there. So apparently he also poo's where he isn't supposed to, which is fantastic.

So it looks like neutering will help & a talk to the vet about the problem. I don't think it is a water infection as he's been doing it for the entire time we've had him. He does use his tray, if i see him squatting down to urinate and shout he immediately runs to his tray!

I hadn't heard of UrineOff, I'll definitely have a look for some of that, and some feliway. I also don't think he's spraying, not that I know what that would look like, but this is big puddles of very wet...urine! I think!

I'm going to go and search for the phantom poo again. At half past 6 in the morning.

todayisnottheday Fri 29-Aug-14 07:33:39

My sympathy to you my (neutered) cat did this for 13 years. Replaced hundreds of mattresses and countless duvets in that time. He was finally pts re homed at 13.5yo as a very doddery old man. I can't tell you how relieved I was. No cat will ever cross my threshold again! (I do miss him though confused)

SugarSkully Sun 31-Aug-14 10:37:31

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