A cat that pees on your carpet for seemingly no reason whatsoever is enough to drive you crazy.
Nobody wants to admit that their little feline friend isn’t so well-behaved when it comes to their toilet manners. It’s a painful reality and you’re willing to try just about anything to make it stop.
I know because the same thing happened to me.
My wife and I had our little cat for several years before things took a turn for the worse. He was never a cat to pee on the carpet or to misbehave in even the slightest way. A certain event took place in our lives that seemed to trigger something in his brain.
What was the event? We got a dog.
Until we brought our dog home from the SPCA, our cat was the king of the castle. He was not impressed at this intruder to his domain. He expressed his displeasure with his bladder and promptly peed on the carpet.
Every single day.
We tried everything we could think of to put a stop to it and of all the things we tried, 3 changes seemed to make a difference.
Firstly, we started paying him a lot more attention. He quite clearly was jealous about the dog and was in need of some good old tender loving care.
Then we picked him up a covered litter box instead of an open-style to give him some privacy. He was never concerned about humans snooping around his litter box but the dog was a different matter entirely.
The last thing we did was bring him in to the vet to get him a checkup. It turned out that he had developed a urinary tract infection and needed to be put on a special diet until it cleared up.
These 3 things helped put a stop to our cat peeing on the carpet but not before he’d done a significant amount of damage to the floors. This is why it’s so important to take action as soon as you find your cat peeing outside the litter box.