Oh Dear - Cat Started Peeing on the Carpet

(6 Posts)
RoastChickenDinner Tue 20-Sep-16 06:32:15

PreciousPussGirl has randomly started peeing on the carpet in the corner of the dining room.

Most of you know she is an 8 year old rescue cat, had her since November, no problems at all.

She was rehomed from her previous home because of toileting issues, apparently due to an aggressive new cat next door meaning she had started to refuse to go outside and was toileting in the house. However, never any issues here until now.

She is still going outside fine, and has up until now been using her litter tray without any issues. We have had a couple of issues recently with poo on the carpet when we have been away overnight and someone has been in to feed her, but I put that down to either not wanting to use a tray that was still to be cleaned that day or just being cross.

We were away overnight at the weekend, but came back to no issues. However within about 10 mins I caught her having just done a small spot of wee on the carpet in the dining room - no real idea why as she had just been outside.

Now this morning I have come down to discover a bigger patch of wee in the same vicinity.

I am going to take her to the vet tonight, and as far as I can see nothing has changed in relation to the tray at all, but she appears to have stopped using it.

I've put a spare tray in the location she has started to use , but I would rather not have a tray there permanently.

DH hates Cat and would love an excuse to get rid of her, so I would like to get this sorted as quickly as possible.

Any ideas?

RoastChickenDinner Tue 20-Sep-16 06:36:53

I have just put her in the new tray, to kind of introduce her to it, and she seemed terrified!! I've not changed the litter - same stuff since day 1- but maybe I should.

I let her get out and gave her some dreamies, so hopefully I've not put her off.

blueistheonlycolourwefeel Tue 20-Sep-16 06:41:30

Get some urine eliminator to get rid of her scent to start with....

TheoriginalLEM Tue 20-Sep-16 06:41:35

Good that you are seeing a vet to rule out cystitis as cats can be prone to that.

a feliway diffuser may help if its stress related.

ewhen you clean up the accidents use bio washing powder and then dab with meths. This breaks down any residue that she will smell and stop her returning to that spot. Many proprietary cleaners contain ammonia and this actually encourages them to return to that spot.

good luck x

RoastChickenDinner Tue 20-Sep-16 07:32:24

Thanks all, so far I have used anti bac and carpet cleaner but will get busy with the washing powder later.

RoastChickenDinner Wed 21-Sep-16 08:12:34

Vet said likely cystitis and gave her anti inflammatory and anti biotic injection. No inappropriate peeing last night (that I can identify), and she seems much more settled this morning.

I scrubbed the carpet with bio washing powder solution, but it is quite a fragranced powder, is that OK and can I go over it again? Also is it really OK to put Meths on the carpet and how much?

Thanks again.

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