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Thread: What to do about the cat?

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    Junior Member funcupl's Avatar
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    He would become an outside cat for me...even if declawed they survive very well. I have been a cat (many at times-we have at least 10 now) owner all my life. We have had inside cats and outside cats. I am a firm believer of outside cats now. I am getting too old to enjoy all the cleanup and hair that they leave while being inside. Believe me, an inside cat adjusts very quickly to being an outside cat - especially if you have other outside cats. They know who feeds them - and where to go to get that food - and where to go to sleep. Good luck!

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    My young males problems ended when he got fixed but I see yours already is...

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    Can you say ad on Craiglist in the free section? He needs to be with someone who doesn't already have pets. I would not put him outside without claws. Just my .02.

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    Cats pee where they smell pee from before. I spent 3 years as a vet tech at a cat clinic and can tell you - just because you cleaned and can't smell the pee upstairs - unless u used a product to remove cat urine - he still smells it. Check the local pet store for odo-ban or a product designed to remove cat urine. Even bleach is not guaranteed.

    Cats are weird. If he pees outside box even when clean see the vet. If he has a UTI he'll associate the box with pain so therefore pees outside box. Instead of using a large cat pan full of litter use one with a small amount you can scoop daily and replace all liter weekly. Tell DD scoop daily or cat goes. Many cats will not use a dirty box. We don't want to step in urine to pee why would they.

    All else fails and he continues to terrorize the other cats then you're dealing with an aggression problem and can get meds from vet. I know people hate giving cats a pill but there are teansdermals which are in a gel like form and you rub into the ear and are absorbed. Kinda like kitty prozac. Hope this helps. My DD moved in with me a year ago and her cat still hisses and spits at my 18 yr old munchkin cat. Isolating her to the bathroom helps cause I think she feels punished, like a time out.

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    That's why I don't have male cats. However, Feliway works very nicely in keeping the calm in a lot of cases.

    You've removed the pan upstairs and only have one downstairs and are unhappy that he's peeing upstairs now, well I think the spike mats are keeping him from using the one downstairs, so where is he supposed to go. You definitely need to keep 2 boxes and I would definitely lock him in one room with one box for awhile and have Weebles have access to the other one only. Also if he's peeing on carpeting or near where the box was, put a bowl of dry food right over where he pee'd. They don't usually pee where they eat. My male cat used to pee behind the TV until I started putting a small bowl of food wherever he pee'd and it eventually stopped.

    He needs to be segregated from the others, it's too bad but sometimes it's necessary or he needs to start going outside like the others, that will also give Weebles some quiet time from being tortured.

    I am having that problem now, my older cat is being tortured by the new younger cat (both females) however the older cat goes outside and is able to have some peace and quiet while the newer kitty is an indoor only. They share two litter boxes and have figured out that you pee in one and poop in the other, it's amazing that the new kitty figured this out almost immediately.

    I'm almost thankful that my male cat is gone, they are too big of a pain when they are with other cats. That's why I like females better.

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    Is this cat declawed? If not he can go outside to poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    Cats pee where they smell pee from before. I spent 3 years as a vet tech at a cat clinic and can tell you - just because you cleaned and can't smell the pee upstairs - unless u used a product to remove cat urine - he still smells it. Check the local pet store for odo-ban or a product designed to remove cat urine. Even bleach is not guaranteed.

    Cats are weird. If he pees outside box even when clean see the vet. If he has a UTI he'll associate the box with pain so therefore pees outside box. Instead of using a large cat pan full of litter use one with a small amount you can scoop daily and replace all liter weekly. Tell DD scoop daily or cat goes. Many cats will not use a dirty box. We don't want to step in urine to pee why would they.

    All else fails and he continues to terrorize the other cats then you're dealing with an aggression problem and can get meds from vet. I know people hate giving cats a pill but there are teansdermals which are in a gel like form and you rub into the ear and are absorbed. Kinda like kitty prozac. Hope this helps. My DD moved in with me a year ago and her cat still hisses and spits at my 18 yr old munchkin cat. Isolating her to the bathroom helps cause I think she feels punished, like a time out.
    Home Depot sells odo-ban. Sorry I don't have any other ideas for your dd kitty

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    I had a friend that had a cat with a peeing problem. She had to re-home him...

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    Pet and kid owners should never have carpet! My life lesson no. 12. LOL

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    First of all, the cat should be confined to your dd's room. It isn't fair to your older cats to have to put up with the brat! The cat needs to be checked for a uti or diabetes. My grandmother's cat came to live with us after she died (my Mema, not the cat!) and he was peeing just outside the box. Luckily the box was in a special room with just linoleum on the floor. I thought it was an uti, but his sugar #s were off the chart.

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