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why is she peeing on my bed after 1.5yrs

Honda90

Savannah Child
#1
Hi, I just had a battery of test both blood and urine and xray, everything looks good. she is 2.5yrs and went for almost 2 years without peeing outside her litter box....she just peed on my bed this morning and in the last 2 months has done that 3x and 2x on my daughter in her bed. I have 3 boxes that I keep clean every day or more, she is always with me and only seems to do it in the morning and not while I'm gone and shes at the house. It's like she doesn't feel like going to the box so she'll do it right there. I clean with iky poo in cold water. she can be in the house all day and not pee anywhere other than her boxes and then every couple days she will pee on my bed. She did it last night at 324am and I shot out of bed.

The only think I have been doing different is that I've been very busy the past many weeks. Do you think she is just angry at me? She knows she did wrong because she runs and hides after I've found it and start the cleaning process.....any input or suggestions?
 

Ninja-n-Bear

Site Supporter
#2
Hmm, you could try putting a litter box in the bedroom with cat attract litter in it. If you think it could be that she’s mad you’ve been so busy, and since she’s doing it at night, I’d set aside time for her before bed. Every night, and be consistent so she knows she’ll always have that time with you no matter how busy you are during the day. Get her some interactive toys to keep her mind occupied while you’re busy. As a last resort, I’d close her out of the bedrooms at night, or give her her own room. Good luck, glad you’ve ruled out health issues! Post a pic of the naughty girl when you get a chance. ;)
 

Ninja-n-Bear

Site Supporter
#3
Oh! I forgot to mention: it could also be a new cat/critter is prowling around outside at night. I’ve had to put stuff down to keep neighborhood cats away from our yard/windows.
 

WitchyWoman

Admin
Staff member
#4
I’d set aside time for her before bed. Every night, and be consistent so she knows she’ll always have that time with you no matter how busy you are during the day.
@Honda90 in addition to Rebecca's suggestions, I also recommend, along with playing with her/spending time with her before bed, that you also feed her a small meal. Hopefully the food in addition to the attention will stop the revenge peeing if that is indeed what it is. If lack of attention isn't the issue, then you have to do some sleuthing to figure out if there are outside critters triggering her or something in your home that has changed from her perspective even if you don't perceive a change. If you are at all stressed by a busy schedule, she might be picking up on that and showing her concern.

If the peeing is territorial marking due to who knows what, then you might consider contacting Marilyn Krieger, https://www.thecatcoach.com/ for a consult. She does phone consults and might have more suggestions on how to find out what the issue is and how to resolve it.
 

Super_Nova1

Savannah Super Cat
#5
My boy Nova did the same thing last night!
I work out of town for a week at a time.
My wife told me she woke up next to Nova, went down stairs to make a coffee, came back and there was a nice wet spot beside in the bed.

There’s a Litter box in the bedroom and two downstairs.
After reading some of the other comments, I’m going get that kitten attractant type litter.
 

Honda90

Savannah Child
#6
tks, this is very frustrating, so just again this morning about 6am ish she gets up from laying against me all night and get down....I assume to go to the litter box like every other morning....few minutes later she jumps back up and walks over beside me and pees....she did the exact same thing 2 weeks ago and again 2 weeks about before that. I've taken her a lot of places with me like I've always done her life and kept her close. She is always following me around in the house. I've eliminated the stress part as best as I could figure but she still does this...almost kinda lazy like. I have 2 other litter boxes and scoop several times a day and they are always clean. I use the ikypoo elimenator to get the urine out. I can leave her all day long and she doesn't pee on my bed. They have full range in and outside into their catio via a door so maybe she is annoyed at something outside then comes back in pissed off. But there is no direct walk in and then pees on bed...she'll walk around the house before jumping on me to pee.

It's so frustrating because she knows she is wrong as she looks at me and asks if I'm mad, my old school mom says to rub her nose in it. I don't because she isn't a normal cat, I wouldn't do that anyway either. This is all new behaviour in the last several weeks. Before that she was fine in the litter box and never did it on my bed. This is ptsd back to the first 6 or 7 months where she would pee everywhere and I had to live with a tarp on top of my bed...it was like having a toddler again.

I'll see if I can follow up with the behaviourist, does she deal with exotics and their uniquness....
 

Honda90

Savannah Child
#7
Oh, I also have to say that she does use the litter boxes all the time, pee and poop. It's some random I don't feel like going to the box so I'll do it right here.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#8
If you haven't tried it already, I would strongly second using Cat Attract litter. You may need to go back to a tarp on your bed for awhile. Also, make sure you wash your bedding with a strong enzyme cleaner such as Anti Icky Poo or Unique Distributors. The stuff you buy in the pet stores typically doesn't do a thorough job in completely eliminating the residual urine in the bedding. You might also need to soak it into your mattress if she's gotten urine in there as well.