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Kitten with loose bladder issue... [Feb. 1st, 2007|05:59 pm]
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The kitten widdled in the middle of the bed last night.

Today she has piddled in the back room where Mike's drums are, and in the last week has gone for a wee in a couple of drum cases as well. She is using the litter tray for 'the other stuff' and the odd wee, so I think it may be marking behaviour as Cassidy (Mike's cat - he's had her 11 years) is still being hissy nasty if she gets too close.

Is there any way we can fix this?

I found this article, and it seems useful, but I was wondering if all my cat-loving friends had any extra advice too?

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HOUSE SOILING PROBLEMS: MARKING & INAPPROPRIATE TOILETING BEHAVIOUR
Copyright 2000, 2003, Sarah Hartwell

Added to the Messybeast Cat Resource Archive due to popular request. There are many reasons cats pee or poo in the wrong places. There may be a combination of different factors. These include....

http://www.messybeast.com/toileting-problem.htm
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[User Picture]From: litgoddess
2007-02-02 06:18 am (UTC)
First, consider going to the vet just to make sure it's marking issues and not a bladder issue. Urination versus defecation can cause different strange behaviors.

I have a cat who marks. She drives me insane. Feliway has helped some. Spending more time with her has also helped (she gets to sit on my lap for a half hour while I read or grade).

Investing in Nature's Miracle has been very, very helpful.
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[User Picture]From: miss_shelley_p
2007-02-03 12:33 am (UTC)
If it's a "she", I would take her to the vet. Girls tend to not mark too much, she could have a bladder infection.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 01:44 pm (UTC)
Definately not a bladder infection - she's been checked and it's behaviour she's had since she was a teeny kitten. She's stopped doing it now she's not on heat so I suspect it's more a marking issue - mostly going where there's a stronger smell than hers - my poor husband has had mostly everything of his pissed on so far lol!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-02-05 01:42 pm (UTC)
She's been checked out by the vet with her previous owners - the reason we have her is that we have less carpet than they did (the living room and bedroom are cork tile floors) and she was doing the same with poo as well at their house where she was still with her mother.

She's stopped doing it for the moment as she no longer seems to be on heat:)

Hopefully getting her spayed may fix it, but I am doing my best to mix her scent with Cassidys.
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