Are you having problems with your cat peeing on your bed? Cleaning up cat urine can be a difficult job, and many cleaning products don’t do anything to get rid of the stain and the smell. If you are looking for reasons why your cat might be urinating on your bed, then please take a few moments to read this article.
I first want to explain a few reasons why your cat has taken to using your bed as his litter tray. I have had many problems in the past with my cats not using their litter trays, and it only took a few times for me to realise I had to do something. Not only is it annoying, but it can also pose a health hazard to adults and children. Children are more prone to health problems because of their smaller body mass. The ammonia which is present in cat urine is what can cause breathing difficulties, coughs and sore throats and even vomiting. Keeping a clean litter tray is essential, with daily cleaning the best option.
Health issues, change of surroundings, other cats scent and dirty cat litter are all reasons for your cat urinating on your bed. In the past I have had these problems and also solved them with some simple changes. I mentioned above about clean litter trays, and that is the first thing you should look at. A litter tray must be kept clean and also in a clean room, preferably not on carpet. Urine can easily seep into carpets unnoticed, only later do you realise because of the smell, so using a tiled or vinyl covered floor is a better option.
I know this might sound like an obvious solution, but locking your cat out of rooms you don’t wish to be soiled, is a great way to deter them from using your furniture and beds as their toilet. Many people forget to do this in the morning when they leave for work, and children leaving bedroom doors open can be a problem. Try and get into a routine of closing doors before you leave the house, to give you peace of mind that your cat is not doing something they shouldn’t in your bed.
We have looked at a couple of reasons why your cat might be using your bed instead of outside or a litter tray. I must point out that there are several reasons why this might be happening, and finding a solution sooner rather than later, is essential for you and your cats well-being.