One of our cats is 13 y/o now. When we took in a stray kitten, our older cat was not thrilled. Eventually our stray became a full grown cat who was CONSTANTLY terrorizing our older cat. She would attack her when she was eating, using the litter box, sleeping, you name it and she did it. The stray was my sister's cat, so when she moved out the cat went along with her. So the attacks have stopped. The problem is that ever since this all started, our older cat has begun peeing all over the dining room. The smell is enough to knock you over,lol. We had her checked for a UTI and she was fine. I did start feeding her in that room, because I read somewhere that if you feed them on that spot, they won't want to urinate there. I suppose this is because cats are so clean. Well that worked for a few months, but Miss Peepot is back to her old habits. We were hoping for some suggestions to put a stop to this. We are replacing the carpets anyway, but we are afraid to replace them and have her do this on the new carpet. The litter box is always clean and in a good spot, so that is not the issue. I think our little psycho cat just traumatized her. ANY suggestions would be very much appreciated:)
we'll if she tries to pee, get very mad at her and pick her up and have her do her bussines in the litterbox. Do not pet her or be friendly with her once she has peed on the carpet. If you ever see her go into her litterbox, reward her be sooooooo nice to her so that way she understands, that if she listens and goes into her litter box, she will be rewarded. Try this out for at least a week or so and don't give up. You'll find away to get her to stop peeing on the carpet. Good luck! The poodle owner and the poodle pup
Maybe instead of putting down carpet again, you could put down laminate or hardwood. Once the smell is completely gone, your kitty might stop. My cat Taco used to pee on the bath mat. That was thrown out and not replaced, she won't pee on the linoleum. Did the peeing start when the new cat came, or when it left? If it was after the cat left, maybe your cat is showing signs of depression and misses the other cat. Or if it started when the cat first came, she might be still trying to mark her territory so it doesn't come back. Hopefully replacing the carpets will help you. Keep us posted.
Oh no Bogle lover, she does definitely not miss the other cat! lol. I didn't specify well enough, but the behavior started when the new cat began doing her stalking routines. I assume she is continuing with the peeing now b/c the scent is in the carpet? Or like you suggested, she wants to make sure the other cat doesn't come back. The hardwood is a good idea. I am pretty sure it has gone all the way down to the floor boards at this point. Even though it's not entirely funny, we always joke that she is probably having flashbacks when she goes into the basement. I'll let you know what happens.
First, I threw away my litter boxes to get rid of the "smell of failure" Then I closed off the room where most of the soiling was going on. I scrubbed and scrubbed and it just wasn't getting any better, so they aren't allowed in there any more.
Then I got Cat Attract cat litter from PetSmart. Here is the website of the people who make it: