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sadiegirl
04-29-2001, 09:20 PM
Hey, My cat pees all over my house, and my dad is getting REALLY angry!!! What can I do? We've taken him to the vet and they gave him medicine, but it didn't help!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben E Gas
04-30-2001, 03:24 PM
My only suggestions are:
--keep putting the cat into the litter box everytime he pees on the floor. Take his paw, gently, and rub the pee and then the sand with it too.

Also, put the litter box in a private place. No cats or humans that I've ever seen, like to be watched. Nevermind humans and cats, my turtle doesn't even like to be watched. I have Zezu's litter box in a small closet with the door open just enough for him to fit in. His own private bathroom. I've walked in on him a few times by accident, and he gives this shameful look, like he's saying "Hey, come on, get outta hear. hello! someone's in here, wait your turn." I just slowly back out as not to spook him. He usually bolts out asap.

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sadiegirl
04-30-2001, 04:41 PM
Hey, thanks, we have a dog and the docter said that it was just his bad attitude towards someone in our house. I personally think that it is towards our dog, because he never started doing it till she came along. No, Simon doesn't go outside. He never has. He is an 11 year old siamiese cat. I don't think he wants to take it to the pound, he just wants to make it a "outside cat" which probably wouldn,'t be a problem but, we got him declawed awhile ago. Thankx.

BassetHound08
04-30-2001, 06:23 PM
This is how I get my animals to stop peeing all over the house. The next time he/she pees find the cat pick the cat up and gently rub the cats nose in the pee, trust me cats HATE the smell of pee.
BassetHoudn08

P.s. I hope it works

BassetHound08
04-30-2001, 06:23 PM
This is how I get my animals to stop peeing all over the house. The next time he/she pees find the cat pick the cat up and gently rub the cats nose in the pee, trust me cats HATE the smell of pee.
BassetHoudn08

P.s. I hope it works

BassetHound08
04-30-2001, 06:25 PM
Oops sorry about that

Sariah
04-30-2001, 07:26 PM
If your cat is a male, then it is just marking it's territory. No big thing, but when he does it scold him, tell him it was wrong and that he is a bad cat. If it is a female, then maybe she has a bladder problem. See a vet about that.

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Sariah
04-30-2001, 07:26 PM
If your cat is a male, then it is just marking it's territory. No big thing, but when he does it scold him, tell him it was wrong and that he is a bad cat. If it is a female, then maybe she has a bladder problem. See a vet about that.

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nsweezie
04-30-2001, 08:47 PM
We had a male cat that would spray around the house.
The vet would give him female hormone injections every 3-4 months, and that would stop the problem.

Ben E Gas
04-30-2001, 09:19 PM
Do you guys always post twice? http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif

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Ben E Gas
04-30-2001, 09:20 PM
Do you guys always post twice? http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif

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Troy
04-30-2001, 09:43 PM
Siamese cats are very prone to kidney disease and urinary tract infections. Sorry Sariah, you have got it the wrong way around - The males are more prone to it than females because they have "longer" urinary tracts (this is the opposite to humans where women have longer urinary tracts and are more prone to infections than men). If your cat has been to a vet then he has probably checked for this. Two tell-tale signs are:
1) small droplets of blood or discolouration in the urine
2) rather than lots of pee just a few drops

If either of these are present then you should get to a vet as soon as possible.

BUT...it does sound more like an environment issue - the dog? If the dog is an indoor/outdoor animal then it may be a good idea to keep her outdoors during certain times so that Simon can get some quality time in the house? How long has the do been around?

Troy.

Troy
04-30-2001, 09:44 PM
I mean't to say...."how long has the DOG been around?"

wolflady
05-01-2001, 02:06 PM
This almost sounds like a behavioral problem. I would say that once you rule out anything medical, or anthing that could be stressing your cat (any changes, new dog?, something that has impacted the cat's environment) that it could be a behavioral problem. Our cat, Scooter, has the tendency to pee along the baseboards...and it's a lot...not just a few drops. We've tried everything...at first we thought it was a UTI, and the dr found some crystals in his urinary tract and gave us meds, but it didn't solve the problem. We keep the litter box very clean (some cats will go on the floor if the box isn't to their standards), we tried putting food bowls in places where he had peed, cuz cats don't like to eat where they potty. Pretty soon we had probably 10 bowls scattered around...he would just pick somewhere else to go. We finally tried putting him on medication, because the vet basically said there is nothing you can do with a behavioral problem except trying the valium or oviban. Still didn't work. So, now, our solution is we have to have him confined in his 2 story kitty playpen anytime we can't be around to watch him. It is a frustrating thing, but seems to be working for us. Luckily he is pretty sedentary, so he probably sleeps most of the day, and his playpen is right in front of our backyard sliding door, so he has something to watch. We let him out when we're home and can keep an eye on him. If he tries anything...back in the pen he goes!!!

Let us know what happens! Good luck!

Meow101
05-01-2001, 03:52 PM
Is your cat male or female? If it is male, have you gotten him neutered? If it is female, I really don't know.. I don't know why your cat would do that.. A dog doesn't seem like a logical reason to me!! LOL!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
Good Luck!
-Meow101
(Mary)

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sadiegirl
05-02-2001, 05:14 PM
WHY DO YOU GUYS POST TWICE? Well..n-e-ways-he is a boy. My dog has been around for about 3 years and he started doing this about 1 year ago. He has had a record of a bad temper!!!LOL!!!Thanx bunches!!!!!

Zaza
05-08-2001, 01:48 PM
Dear Sadie,
I note that you mention that your cat has been recently declawed. Am I
right in suspecting that the erratic urinary behavior appeared after the
cat had been declawed? In that case, I am afraid that you have brought
upon this yourself.

It is common knowledge that cats who have been subjected to a traumatic
and monsterous experience like declawing become nervous, irritable, and
often refuse to use their litter box. The last is because the operation,
which amputates, or otherwise mutilates the claw-bearing digits in the
cat's paw, leaves the cat with sore stumps, which take a long time to
heal. Obviously, digging through the litter with sore stumps is, to say
the least, painful for the cat. Hence (s)he chooses to pee
indiscriminately all over the house. Consider if you would want to sift
through kitty litter if your finger tips had been surgically removed, or
altered!

In fact, not investigating the behavioral aftermath of a declawing
procedure thoroughly before having it inflicted on your pet, was
tragic, and downright irresponsible of you and your family. Stroping
its claws is a natural feline behavior. If the damage to your furniture
because of your cat's habits was intolerable, you should have given him
away to another family in the first place, instead of subjecting him to
such a cruel operation!

There is little you can do at this stage, but to wait for his paws to heal
thoroughly, and hope that the cat will not have realised that there other
places besides the litter box where he can pee and even defecate.

As I see it, the only thing that has resulted from the declawing operation
is a traumatised and distrustful, cat in deep pain -- *you* are now going have
stinky furniture, instead of scratched furniture now. And I very much
doubt that the former is preferable to the
latter!

Please inform other cat owners about the horrors of this operation. It is
disgusting and even wicked that pet owners continue to inflict it on their
cats despite it being banned by the Cat Fanciers organizations, among
others. There is sufficient information available on the internet against
declawing a cat.

Besides, when you take in a cat as a pet, you enter an implicit contract
to care for the animal and to put up with certain natural traits, in
return for its love and devotion to you.
If you cant tolerate the natural behavior, then please don't keep a cat
as a pet. Declawing is just abusing a dumb animal because it is powerless
to protect itself against the whims of misguided owners and unscrupulous
vets.

-Zaza.

Ben E Gas
05-08-2001, 01:57 PM
Although I was too sleepy to make it through Zaza's long post. He is right about the declawing.

sadiegirl
05-08-2001, 04:43 PM
MY CAT IS 11 YEARS OLD AND HE GOT DECLAWED WHEN WAS ONLY A KITTEN NOT JUST A WHILE AGO 10 YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/mad.gif
AND DAD AND MY MOM BOTH READ ALL OF THESE MESSAGES!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

Pam
05-08-2001, 10:01 PM
Zaza...Your post was emotionally charged and inflammatory. Using words like irresponsible, implying that people who have had their cats declawed are some kind of monsters, was uncalled for. I have posted this before so those of you who have already heard this please bear with me. I came from a dog background. My first cat came into my life 8 years ago and all of my acquaintainces who have cats (which are several, I might add) had declawed cats. I was never around anyone with cats whose claws were intact. Yes, I had the deed done. In fact when I got my second cat he met the same fate.

I have been an animal lover all of my life. I have loved each and every animal I have had with all my heart and I have taken excellent care of them. They have been absolutely beloved family members. They eat good food, keep regular vet appointments, kept clean and are well socialized. To call someone like me irresponsible cuts to the quick. There is not a thing I wouldn't do for my pets.

I am not condoning what I have done. When I started reading the posts on Pet Talk I came into contact for the first time with people who had cats that were not declawed. If I had it to do over again would I not declaw? Yes, of course.

One last point...Your statement that "it is common knowledge that cats who have been subjected to a traumatic and monstrous experience like declawing become nervous, irritable and often refuse to the litter box" is ridiculous. My friends' cats all use their litter boxes and neither of my cats has ever gone anywhere except in their litterbox. Also, my cats are far from nervous and irritable.

Yes, I did something that I quite possibly shouldn't have and so have many others. My cats are in a loving home where they are adored. To say that your post was not diplomatic is a bit of an understatement.

I am sorry this post is long and heated but I had to weigh in here. There are LOTS of us out there who have had their cats declawed and we still do make good pet owners, believe it or not.



[This message has been edited by Pam (edited May 08, 2001).]

[This message has been edited by Pam (edited May 08, 2001).]

Ben E Gas
05-09-2001, 12:22 PM
I agree. We may be for or against one particular subject. But we'll never dislike or degrade anyone for their opinion.

BassetHound08
05-09-2001, 05:37 PM
Sorry I posted twice... I didn't try it I double clicked the send button.
sorry http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif

4 feline house
05-09-2001, 07:41 PM
Bassett-no need to apologize - Ben's just teasing you - he does that alot! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

Tiggerbelle
05-16-2001, 02:45 PM
SadieGirl, I understand your frustrations and I hope that you find a way to stop the undesirable behavior. I have a suggestion that might help get the smell out of the carpet. I have used plain white vinegar to get rid of cat smells and it works like a charm - in fact my roommate had her winter coat sprayed on by a cat and not even the drycleaners could remove the smell but wash with a little vinegar and the smell was gone. I've also used a product called "Natures Miracle" the took the smell out of the litter box. Sometime when we love our pets we have to put up with some undesirable behaviors but if we can at least have a way to get the smell out then it helps. I hope this helps you and anyone else who is dealing with similar behaviors. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

sadiegirl
05-16-2001, 07:15 PM
Thank you Tiggerbelle. I will have to try it sometime. I REALLY appreciate it!!Thanks again. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif