My 2 year old cat is going to the bathroom EVERYWHERE..literally. But she still goes number 2 in the litter box. What is going on? I've heard because she needs to be fixed?? (She has an appointment in a week, so will this fix the problem?)
Could be lots of things. Could be a urinary tract infection. Maybe she doesn't like where you have the litter pan. (Shouldn't be in a really busy area.) She may not like the litter pan itself-some cats, for example, don't like the covered pans. Maybe she doesn't like the litter-either the texture or the smell. Lots of cats don't like the litter that has a scent to it. Maybe it's not scooped out often enough. Could be any number of things, and you just have to try everything one at a time to see what it is.
Female cats can "spray" when they are at the peak of their heat cycle but not frequently. It is possible that your cat has a bladder infection or feline lower urinary tract disease (F.L.U.T.D) both of which can be diagnosed with a simple urine test. Both are treatable. If your cat is going in next week I would definately mention it to the vet and see what they say :)
But, have you gotten a new pet, had a baby, have a child that terrorizes her, or something along those lines recently? This could also be the reason she is doing this, and getting her fixed may or may not solve the problem.
I have a female and a male cat in the house (the male is fixed the female is not), I also have a 3 yo and a 3 month old (both girls - but that don't matter). My 3 yo terrorizes the Heck out of both the cats, and suprisingly she does not get it back, but the female cat, if my daughters bedroom door is open will go and pee on her bed. I think this is her way of getting back at her.
After we had our second child (3 months ago) she decided she was going to go in the nursery and pee in the crib, on the floor, in the clothes basket. I think this was her way of telling us she was jelous of her and not getting the same amount of attention. So we have to keep her door closed too.
These are the only two rooms she pees in though.
I also remember when I was growing up, my parents had a cat and then got a puppy. This cat peed all over the house as if to say it was her house and he was not welcome there. She got spayed and never did it again.
Good luck and hopefully after she gets spayed she will stop... :-)