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Help please - cat weeing on bed

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Katnisnevergreen Thu 22-Jan-15 14:38:07

As the title suggests, my younger cat weed aim my bed this morning, something he has never done before. I've had him over a year, and there have been no changes in the house to upset him. Anyone got any suggestions as to why hemay have done this and how to stop him doing it again?
Also, any suggestions for getting cat wee out of a feather duvet? I'm hoping to take it to the laundrette this eve and wash/tumble it there...will this work? (It was a bloody massive wee!) angry
Thanks all

PoohBearsHole Thu 22-Jan-15 14:44:49

Sorry, I laugh only in commiseration for this having happened to me on Monday night! Totally unusual but to be fair to cat it had managed to get stuck in as I had shut the door. I am now v angry with dh for shouting at said cat when he caught it peeing in the bath!
Mine went through to the mattress though so was a bit more of a shag to clean.

Feather duvet - you may find that it will fit in your own washing machine (mine did - although it is a 8kg) I then put it in the tumble dryer - dried quickly and puffed up. Slight stain on the actual duvet but NO smell.

Mattress - I soaked up excess, washed with fairy liquid, towelled off the excess and covered the wetness in bicarb of soda, left for a couple of hours and then hoovered off. There is a mark, I dried it with a hairdryer and then did the smell test (none - although I did this really quickly as wee had only just happened) I then just as a bit of an extra lifted the buttons on my mattress and liberally shoved down olbas oil (to hand). So far so good.

Good luck, never dry clean the duvet if its feather (apparently) and they do wash really really well - I was quite surprised!

thecatneuterer Thu 22-Jan-15 14:50:11

Getting wee out: that should work. But be prepared to tumble dry for hours and hours. I think I once tumble dried a feather pillow for over three hours. It would have been cheaper to buy a new pillow.

Anyway the root of the problem: heaven knows. to begin the detective work we need to know the general set up. Do you just have the one cat? Does he have a litter tray? How many? Where? Do you have a cat flap? Is it a chip/collar operated one?

Ubik1 Thu 22-Jan-15 14:53:59

One of our rescue cats does this periodically.

It's usually an act of protest at state of litter tray.
We boil all duvet/sheets wtc. Crucial to keep cat out of bedroom for a whole after DP it doesn't become a pattern of behaviour.

Katnisnevergreen Thu 22-Jan-15 14:59:32

Thanks all, luckily he only went on the duvet not the actual bed so that's a ray if sunshine I suppose hmm
He's supposed to be an outside cat (for going to the loo anyway) but has taken to hibernating on the bed of late... He's about 18months ish - I got him from a rescue centre this time last year and he'd come telly settled.
There's 2 of then, big one is about 6 but they get on fine, playing and avoiding if they want peace and quiet. I left him with feliway plugged in today, he seemed fine (and not at all ashamed envy ) this morning and wolfed down breakfast. He eats Hills dry food all the time and gets 1/2 pouch if wet morning and evening
I'm leaning towards the fact it's cold and he didn't want to freeze his fur balls off going outside grin

PoohBearsHole Thu 22-Jan-15 15:03:12

Duvets and bean bags are beloved by cat creatures it seems - my boy likes to occasionally pee on the bean bag. or he did until I got rid of them. If you'd asked me about a bean bag I would have just said - chuck it!

Duvets have that sensation under paw of diggyness!

It may be a glitch but check your catflap just in case smile Also if it does happen again perhaps a litter tray outside the catflap as they will then have somewhere NON frozen to dig smile

thecatneuterer Thu 22-Jan-15 15:45:13

OK that's a fairly easy diagnosis then. If you don't have a litter tray inside that's almost certainly the problem. Sometimes cats who normally go outside to wee suddenly decide they don't want to. Maybe it's cold, or raining, or the ground is frozen or there's a new scary cat hanging around outside, or simply he's not feeling well. It's also very common for cats who previously used to go outside to decide they want to go inside as they get older.

You really need to give him access to a litter tray inside and it shouldn't happen again.

Katnisnevergreen Thu 22-Jan-15 16:47:20

Bugger. I hate litter trays! But thanks I think that will have to do until it warms up again and he can become a little free range cat again. Thanks all, now just a duvet to deal with

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