There is nothing as frustrating as having a cat decide that it’s litter box is no longer acceptable. If the cat instead picks your quilt or the carpet in your living room, you have a serious problem on your hands that needs to be sorted out as quickly as possible.
The first and most important step to stop your cat peeing on carpet is to bring him to the vet for a checkup. You need to first rule out that there isn’t a medical cause behind his inappropriate urination. It is quite common in male cats for a blockage to form in their urethra that can quickly become a life threatening condition.
Don’t let this happen by getting him to the vet in time!
Your vet will want to know if your cat has a constant supply of fresh water. It is of vital importance just like with us humans that the cat drinks enough fluids to keep his system running smoothly.
If your cat does have a blockage, his peeing on the carpet is his only way of telling you something is wrong. Make sure you listen to these messages and quickly help alleviate your cat’s distress.
Under normal circumstances, your cat WANTS to use his litter box and keep clean. Cats are meticulously clean animals and wouldn’t normally pee outside their litter box unless something was wrong.
Your vet will also possibly put your cat on a special urinary diet that reduces the amount of crystals that can form in your cat’s urethra. This food doesn’t cost anymore than the normal variety and can work wonders for your cat’s urinary health.
My wife and I brought our cat to the vet one afternoon after finding a wet spot on our quilt. It turned out that he did have a blockage and was put on a special diet on which he remains to this day. The thing is, this wasn’t his first bout of « inappropriate urination ».
A few years earlier we brought home a Golden Retriever puppy and our cat promptly decided that she wasn’t welcome. How did he protest? You guessed it.