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Cat peeing on soft furnishings

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MusicCrayon Wed 04-Nov-15 13:31:12

I adopted a cat around 4 weeks ago. The first three weeks were great, she's a lovely cat and settled in really easily,

The rescue centre recommended keeping her inside for 3 weeks before letting her venture outside and last week I let her out for the first time. She wandered into a few gardens but now doesn't seem too fussed about going out - I open the door for her at least 7 or 8 times a day and sometimes she'll mooch around the garden.

For the last week or so she's also started peeing on soft furnishings - blankets, clean laundry, cushions etc. She doesn't pee in the same place repeatedly, always somewhere new and still regularly uses her litter tray.

She seems happy but I'd like to no if there's anything I can try to stop her peeing everywhere?

thecatneuterer Wed 04-Nov-15 13:42:16

The first step in all such cases is to provide an extra tray in a different location. Where is her current one?

You also need to rule out urinary problems, particularly cystitis. Is she doing a full, whole bladder type wee on the soft furnishings?

MusicCrayon Wed 04-Nov-15 13:53:40

Thanks. Her current tray is in the kitchen, she currently has access to the kitchen and living room. She does still wee in the litter tray.

She's definitely doing a big wee on the cushions etc. I had her to the vet two weeks ago for her cat flu injection so maybe I should make another appointment and get her checked out.

thecatneuterer Wed 04-Nov-15 13:56:58

Well my first thought is that there are sometimes when she doesn't feel happy to go in the kitchen. Is there sometimes a lot going on in there? Other pets? Children? Noisy food chopping?

I would start by putting another tray, probably in the living room if you can bear it, as that is presumably where most of these soft furnishings are. If that does the trick then you can maybe work out a strategy to move that tray later. But I would see if that solves it first.

TheBunnyOfDoom Thu 05-Nov-15 14:08:47

Definitely a second tray, and preferably put both trays somewhere quiet where there's no constant traffic (maybe a hallway or in the utility room if possible). Ours have theirs in the bathroom and in a corner tucked off the hallway. Cats like their privacy. Also, make sure the tray is cleaned regularly and poo isn't left there for too long.

potap123 Thu 05-Nov-15 14:11:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CalypsoLilt Thu 05-Nov-15 17:03:23

If you can have the litter tray in a bathroom that would be better. My cat was a bed wetter when she was little/moved house/stressed sad

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