A cat that pees on your bed instead of in the litter box is every cat owner’s nightmare. In this article, I will talk about 3 simple things that you can do today that can potentially end this problem tomorrow.
Number one on your priority list should be bringing your cat in to the vet. A cat with a medical condition is a serious issue and time is of the essence.
Bring your cat in and ask for a complete physical and tell your vet that he has been peeing on the bed. Your vet will likely order a urinalysis to determine if your cat has a urinary tract infection as this is a common cause of inappropriate urination. Any medical issues need to be dealt with before moving on to determine if the problem is a behavioral one.
Your next course of action should be to get rid of any material that the cat has peed on. In the case of a cat that has been peeing on the bed, your bedding needs to go. This may seem drastic but it is the most effective way to make sure that any chemical attraction is eliminated.
If it’s something harder to completely get rid of like your carpet, try using a cleaner like Nature’s Miracle or getting the area steam cleaned.
Even if you think the smell is gone, if there is even the smallest trace remaining, your cat will smell it and it will be much harder to stop him from peeing in that spot again.
The third factor that you need to be aware of is stress. If you have multiple cats in your house, it’s important that they each have their own space. They should also have their own litter box. This can be hard to accommodate when you have several cats but it is something you should strongly consider making work. Ideally, you should have one more litter box than you have cats.
Now that you understand the importance of ruling out medical problems, cleaning any urine-soaked areas or materials and eliminating unnecessary stress from your cat’s life, you’ll be well on the way to stopping your cat peeing outside the litter box.
It took many months and many dollars for my wife and I to learn these valuable lessons. We have a cat that cost us a lot of money and nerves peeing all over our apartment. We were desperate to find a solution so decided to take matters into our own hands.