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Jan. 4th, 2008 @ 10:42 pm my new cat
Recently we got a cat from the Humane Society. She is the sweetest girl except for one really awful habit. She pees EVERYWHERE. At first her main area of interest was the couch(a previous cat had peed there and so we figured she was just marking territory) but in the last couple days she's stepped it up a bit and started peeing on our bed. Specifically in the spot where my wife sleeps. Needless to say, this is alarming, especially since laundry is at least 2 dollars per cycle in our building. Poor Vanessa is starting to take it personally(the wife, not the cat). We live in an apartment, so it's not that easy to take her outside, especially considering that we live on what could be termed a fairly busy street. We've tried spraying areas with cat-pee deterrents to little avail. Anyone else got any more advice? Thanks.
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Date:January 9th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
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First I'd get her to the vet asap (the cat, not the wife) to rule out any urinary issues. I'd also invest in something called Feliaway. You can get it as a spray or a diffuser and it contains the pheromones that cats use when they are calm and content. This will help if she peeing because of anxiety or stress. You should also use some kind of enzymatic cleaner to clean the spots that have already been used because as long as she can smell urine there (and she can smell way better than you can) she'll continue to think it's ok to go there.
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