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#1 of 8 Old 05-19-2005, 02:56 AM - Thread Starter
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Or generally peing all over the damn place?

We rescued a cat about 6 weeks ago and suddenly in the past two weeks he has peed everywhere. We clean his liter box out twice a day, we play with him, nothing new has been introduced. So far he peed in DH's closet, in the computer room, in the playpen we use for diaper changes, on my backpack and probably on my son's top bunk

I have spent a week washing everything and then last night he peed on the floor of the computer room and now I have to wash the whole thing down. It's disgusting.

He just got neutered two days ago. Will this help? If it doesn't I don't think he will be staying with us much longer. I need a quick solution or DH is throwing him out!

He spent last night in the laundry room and is in there right now.

We have a dog and they get along fine. The cat was a stray used to being outside but I would prefer to keep him inside if I can. Lot sof poison and stuff out there adn too many animals die by accidently eating it (base housing).

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I think being fixed will help.

good luck!

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I'm sorry, I don't know, just wanted to see if there was a punchline. I would think being neutered would help too, but I don't know. I've only had female cats.
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If he isn't neutered and already has the ability to spray it may be too late. Once a cat reaches a certain age and develops the spraying urge even neutering sometimes doesn't help.

I got my male cat neutered before 6 months of age, and it never occured to him to mark his territory. He was sexually immature and just doesn't care now, even with three female cats in the house. :LOL

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: :LOL

We had our Sam done at around 6 mos, before he had it figured out. He does walk around and vibrates his tail at things like he is going to but doesn't do anything. He thinks he's all that

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Neutering might help, but I do know neutered cats that do it. It's not quite as nasty smelling, but it's still pee.

Maybe once he gets comfortable there and doesn't feel like he has something to prove, he'll stop.

Have you tried getting a squirt gun and spraying him when you catch him doing it? That might help. I trained my girl kitties like that, but my DH terrorized them so much it didn't do much good.
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Punch line: "Take away his hose."

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this. I once had a male cat who sprayed everywhere, all the time. He even did it on our bed, with us sleeping in it! Yuck. Now that's an unpleasant way to wake up...anyway, he did eventually stop. We had to seriously retrain him with the squirt bottle, and also scrub scrub scrub all of his usual places. Once they "mark" a spot, they'll keep going back to it and spraying there again, especially if the scent is lingering. So you need to get the smell out and/or remove the problem items (not that you wouldn't do that anyway, but...). It's tough to remove that odor, too, but you could try one of those solutions formulated for pet odors, if you're not opposed to using the chemicals. I think neutering might help too.

Good luck!
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If you are opposed to chemicals (which I have to be as a result of DD's asthma), you can soak up as much as possible, put on a THICK layer of baking soda, let it sit for a few hours, then vacuum it up. I even mix some orange/spearmint oil in with the bs before I put it on there. That may help get rid of the smell more on the things you can't just throw in teh washer or scrub (like carpets, mattress, etc).
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