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Jasper AKA Captain Fluffy Butt

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Northumberlandlass Mon 24-Apr-17 09:14:23

Advice please tray dwellers

So Jasper the Rag Doll (who we thought was 10, but is actually 3ish) has been with us a couple of months. He's not as laid back as first thought & can be quite aggressive, taking top cat status quite quickly! He is ridiculously affectionate and will play fetch, shouts at me and gives out cheek kisses (although he missed and got my eye ball the other day).

We have 3 trays in the house upstairs, they ALL use one of them <rolls eyes> Last week we found a box in living room (still have a few about as we are renovating) and there was cat pee in it. Then on Saturday, we caught Jasper having a pee in a basket. Well I'm not sure if he was peeing or spraying as there was a funny tail shaking moment at the end. We cleaning it up and he did it again this morning.

Any advice? I'm going to put a litter tray downstairs - but I've haven't had issues before with other 2 (they are female) ...

Toddlerteaplease Mon 24-Apr-17 10:11:27

He's probably objecting to being called captain fluffy butt! He wants a more dignified name as befits his status.

LivingInMidnight Mon 24-Apr-17 10:46:05

Mine did this as a weird reaction to feliway. Before figuring that out, I tried putting trays in the areas he'd marked (after cleaning), which helped a little.

Northumberlandlass Mon 24-Apr-17 10:54:22

Thanks Living - I was wondering whether to try Feliway!
The area he has sprayed is on a deep window sill - not sure that is ideal for litter tray grin
I'll try a tray downstairs later and see if he uses it! Google is telling me to have him checked at vets to see if there is a medical reason.

GingerHanna Mon 24-Apr-17 11:05:03

Is it a fine spray up the wall or a big puddle on the floor? First is spraying, second is weeing. First most likely due to marking his territory and being top dog (so to speak) and other stress, unclean litter tray, being a little shite... (speaking from experience).

Tail shaking does make it sound like the first. Either way, good to speak with your vet.

Has he been 'fixed'?

Northumberlandlass Mon 24-Apr-17 11:26:15

Yes, he's neutered - there is tail shaking and a puddle! But he is isn't squatting, he sticks his (giant fluffy) bum up!
I'll make an appointment at the vets & put a tray in living room, see if it helps!
Thanks smile

chemenger Mon 24-Apr-17 11:49:45

If it was on a window sill could he have been reacting to seeing a cat outside? Not that there is much you can do about that.

GingerHanna Mon 24-Apr-17 12:09:21

That sounds like spraying, especially as you say he is sticking his bum up... just a lot of it!!!

Therefore likely territory etc... do the cats go out? Also, have you got some urine spray to neutralise the odour?

Vets definitely needed I think.

LivingInMidnight Mon 24-Apr-17 12:53:24

Yes definitely vets! My contrary bugger is the only cat that seems to have this reaction so feliway might actually help you! I accidentally plugged it back in (I hadn't actually realised it wasn't working in the socket I'd used for a few weeks when I moved it to another room) and he weed on my sideboard hmm.

Are you cleaning it with an enzyme spray etc? If he can smell the urine he might go back and do it again. We had to properly douse some kitchen cupboards.

It's really hard to live with, hope you find a solution.

Northumberlandlass Mon 24-Apr-17 13:29:46

Thanks everyone, vets is first port of call.
I'll get some enzyme spray & feliway too.

Ginger - no all are house cats (adopted & were previously house cats) - I couldn't let them out due to busy roads.

My other 2 seem ok (apart from being pissed off that I brought another cat into the house!)

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