She's about a year old and is an indoor cat due to her being half ragdoll, we were told they were not to go outside. We used to have a doormat on the inside but have taken it (and subsequent replacements) away until we fix this as she keeps peeing on them and they're hard to get absolutely clean.
She has 1 hooded litter tray in a quiet, private place. I have given her 2 trays before which she used but it didn't change the unwanted behaviour so I took the second one away.
I'm pretty sure there is a cat taunting her from the other side as I see it stalking around and I think i've heard her 'talking' to it through the door (then peeing there). I have put some of her poo outside the front door and tin foil both sides (neighbours must think i'm nuts!) hoping to deter both cats but she will happily pee on the tin foil. I clean it with urine off (have a black light on its way through the post to check i'm completely eliminating the urine), have used a feliway diffuser in the past (no difference) and occasionally use the feliway spray once i've cleaned the area but tbh I think that makes her pee there quicker!
What is her other half? I would let her out with a collar with your phone number on. The problem with ragdoll genes is that they often have no sense of direction and frequently get lost. I have a friend who is always getting calls to collect her cat from the other end of town!
I had cats who would pee on my step ... I bleached every inch of it so there was no smell of any previous wee / poo. Up the walls you name it. Then sprinkled vinegar over teh entire area for a few days and also put plastic water botles filled up ( as heard it was an old wives tale. Continued for 2 weeks to bleach and vinegar and it worked..... ( Either that or the bottles). It was an outside step however...........
Yeah it seems that way to me. There is no cat flap and it's a solid door with no windows. There is a small gap at the bottom right of the door, I have no idea how to fix it though, it's just the door and the frame not fitting very well.
Oh they hate the clumpy stuff, it sticks to their paw pads.
Apparently they also hate the reflection of 2 litre plastic bottles filled with water. Gardeners do this to keep them off areas. Personally I reckon my cat would just whizz all over the bottle and then bat it around for good measure but perhaps if you are getting desperate anything is worth a try.
lol, cat nappies - are you my DP? Thanks for the bottled water tip (god this is sad, I am geting desperate obviously!)
Shame they hate the clumpy stuff, it's really convenient! Never mind, I would bloody LOVE it if that solved the problem. I remain sceptical though because I really think it's a territory war with the other cat outside.
I bought a blacklight to make sure I have cleaned up properly and either it doesn't work, i'm hallucinating or I really have cleaned up spectacularly well because there is only tiny bits on the wall, none on the floor but the corridor smells i'm sure of it! I think i'm hallucinating it.....
Hmm, try dissolving bio washing powder in boiling water, cooling it, then sponging the area when it's hand hot. This will kill the pheremones. And remember to do it outside of the door in case invader cat is pissing through the letterbox etc.
Ok, I've nuked the doorstep both sides of the door with warm bio washing solution, rinsed with cold water, dried then sprayed with surgical spirit.
She couldn't have cared less about the 2 litre bottle of water - nice try! I think she enjoyed the distorted view while she pee'd in her regular spot!
I have put a litter tray with a non clumping litter there for the last couple of weeks or so and she has been peeing in that box as it is in the same spot. Still no.2's in the old box with the clumping litter so I don't think she's bothered about the type of litter.
Until the surgical spirit dries, i've shut her in the living room. Haven't got her catmint as I can't find any that is part grown, only seeds and i've tried to grow catmint (and other plants ) before and I can't (I kill grown healthy plants too - too much love, too little love, I just can't get the balance right!)
Any other tips appreciated! I will try almost anything (the cat stays though!)!