Cats Peeing Outside the Litter Box?
It is safe to say we all love our cats, but we certainly don’t love it when they pee on our carpet, furniture, beds, etc, so we wanted to share tips on how to stop your cat from peeing a product that can help, and to help you understand why they might have started peeing outside the litterbox in the first place. Hopefully we will get you from scrubbing back to snuggling (or giving your affection from afar depending on what your cat is in the mood for) in no time!
Check with your vet to make sure your cat isn’t having any sort of medical issues
- There are some serious medical conditions that can cause your cat to pee outside of the litter box, so your first step should be to make sure nothing is wrong health-wise
Make sure to fully clean the area where they’ve sprayed (peed)
- The scent could attracting them for follow up sprays
- You can use soap and water, or a recommended urine stain and odor remover, however do not use ammonia-based or bleach cleaners - this will attract your cat back to pee again!
Follow litter box "golden rules"
- Make sure there is one more litterbox than cats in the home (ex: if you have two cats, there should be 3 litter boxes)
- Keep the litter boxes as clean as possible, scooping at least once a day
- Make sure litter boxes are easily accessible, and placed in different areas throughout the house
- Change your litter every three weeks or so, and wash the box with mild dish soap and hot water. If the box smells so bad that you feel the need to use strong chemicals to clean it, then it needs to be replaced! Remember, if it smells bad to you, it smells really bad to the cat due to their superior sense of smell!
- Make sure your litter box is in a different area than your food and water bowls!
- If you live in a multi-level home, make sure you have a litter box on each level
Make sure your home is a happy place for your cat
- Add vertical enrichment options (like a scratching post, or a cat condo to play on). If you have multiple cats, be sure you have plenty of these in different rooms in the home
- Play with your cat, and provide toys and stimulation
- Spraying can be a sign that your cat is feeling stressed, so anything you can do to reduce that, can help with your peeing and spraying issues
Use ThunderEase® for Cats - Powered by Feliway
- ThunderEase® for Cats is a drug free, calming pheromone diffuser that mimics the natural feline facial pheromone. Cats use this to mark their environment as safe by rubbing their cheeks on objects. The diffuser helps the cats feel calm and confident in the environment and helps reduce signs of stress
- Owners often see results within the first 7 days
- We realize that no product works for 100% of animals, so we offer a 100% money back guarantee if ThunderEase® doesn’t work for your cat