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) ...
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 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.
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.
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
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 .
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.