I am getting very frustrated and need some good advice about my cat. Caramel, my cat, is 6 years old. We got him as a kitten from a farm. When we first brought him home, I made a mistake and put him down on the dining room carpet, where he went to the bathroom. I cleaned it up using a paper towl, since it was so small, and thought no more about it. Caramel learned to use the litter box easily and we had no problems. Within a year or so, he started peeing in the dining room corner every time he got stressed, such as having too much company in the house. We took to putting him in a separate room when we had visitors in an attempt to keep him calm. His litter box is in our master bathroom, along with his food and water. The master bath and bedroom are fairly large, so he has plently of space. I have cleaned the carpet with every kind of urine remover that I can find and the smell is still there. We did not realize he peeing there for a while, so I am sure it is soaked well into the pad. He had never peed anywhere else in the house, but he kept returning to that spot. Eventually, he was peeing there even when he wasn't stressed, it had become a habit. I tried placing a litter box in the dining room, which is on the main floor, and the main litter box is in the master bedroom on the 2nd floor. Well, he wouldn't use the litter box in the dining room, he would just pee next to it on the carpet. I tried using some pheramone spray in that area, but that did not work, and there is no way I can keep up with spraying it there every day anyway. Because the dining room was really starting to smell, and we cannot at this time afford to replace the carpet, we started confining him to the master bedroom/bathroom all the time. This appears to have stressed him out and he is now peeing in a corner of the bedroom. His litter box is easily accessible and clean. I do not know what to do. I know he is stressed, but I do not know how to fix this problem. We all love him very much. I grew up with lots of cats and dogs around and never had such problems. Our cats were outdoor cats, however, and they seemed a lot happier and less difficult to deal with. Please help me out, I do not want to have to get rid of him, but I will if this cannot be addressed. I refuse to live in a house that smells of cat pee!