Argh! wee on spare bed!

(4 Posts)
YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 14-May-16 12:15:54

One of them - I suspect Little Ginge - has pissed all over the sofa bed upstairs. He has a litter tray. It has gone on a set of work papers too.

Neither of them will admit it. Why has he done it, though? Argh!

starsmurf Sat 14-May-16 14:33:24

I know you have two cats so how many litter trays do you have? You need to have at least three in different places, so that the cats can always access one. Your other cat may be preventing LG using the tray. Then there is the problem of how often you scoop out the trays, some cats won't go in a tray if it has anything in it (after all, would you want to use a tray that contained your own excrement or even other people's excrement, then have to move your hands through it, before licking your hands clean?) Keeping the trays really clean by scooping out twice a day and after any "solid" deposits.

Another reason for this kind of behaviour can be fear. If I remember rightly, you got your cats fairly recently, so that could be why. Has there been anyone staying in the house or any other changes? Cats weeing on beds can be a way of trying to boost their own confidence if they feel vulnerable and stressed.

Finally, please contact the vet, as LG may have cystitis. Cats are stoics and the only sign can be weeing where they're not supposed to. It can be cystitis even if their urine doesn't have blood in it because there is a stress-related form that may not have that symptom.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sat 14-May-16 15:24:55

Thanks - yes, we have only has them a week.

They are sharing a tray as that is what they did in the rescue. Both use it usually - have seen them both doing it. In fact both have weed in it in the last hour or so.

We use the wood litter - poo scooped immediately and everything else checked and sorted every day. It may well be that Big Ginge got in his way - he is the dad and has been known to put Little G in his place.

Will see about another tray - they have free run of the house and will have outside access as soon as we are happy they won't just sod off!

starsmurf Sat 14-May-16 16:11:41

Sounds like you're doing everything right. Hopefully it was a one off. Two trays should avoid the problem of both needing to use the tray at the same time, or Big Ginge stopping Little Ginge using it to assert his dominance.

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