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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    i didn't even know there was such a thing!
    Yep, a girl at work had her kitty on kitty valium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    My cat is 14 and he has done crazy shit like this for years. He always pees on baskets of dirty clothes in the laundry room. If I'm doing laundry and drop a basket of towels in there to wash, he's on it. Not sure why. One vet said it's a territory thing, even though he's neutered. Anyway, point is, he's healthy as can be (for a 14 year old) and there has never been a medical explanation for what he's doing.
    one of my brother's cats does that. he's adorable and super affectionate and will lie on your head and chew on your hair and lick your forehead and give you little nuzzle kisses so you can't help but love him, but he's a pisser. the funny thing is he only pisses on my brother's things - usually his dirty clothes that he's just thrown into the hamper. even though he adores my brother and follows him everywhere.

    i've also heard of cats doing this because they were spayed/neutered a little too late. not sure how old your kitty was when you spayed her froogy?
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    She was about 4 months when she was spayed, which I think is an ok age, but I'm not sure really.

    She LOVES her new fountain both as a drinking fountain and her own personal bath. Knock on wood, she has not peed on anything to my knowledge since the last Vet visit, but I've ordered a black light to make sure she hasn't been doing it in places I cant see like under the bed. I've been watching her very closely and every time she sits funny, I go to check to make sure she wasn't peeing, which I am now paranoid about. I pray it turns up nothing, but if it does, back to the new Vet to check for the crystals and or kitty valium. I might partake in the kitty valium myself if it keeps up!

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    Maybe it was just a phase. Or she was just pissed off about something and got over it.
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    Hydrogen peroxide is really good at cleaning up the previous spots just to help get rid of any smells.
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    My cat went through a phase of peeing on the couch. Same spot always. She stopped it after I did three things, and I'm not sure which of the three so I haven't stopped any of them.
    1. Changed the litter.
    2. Got a second litter box.
    3. Used this product on the area she peed on.

    I had been using Breeder's Choice, a recycled paper pellet litter, which was good but she seemed to not particularly like the wee spots left over. So I switched to a woodchip based clumping cat litter, that is smaller, softer and clumps (d'uh). I like it because it's cheaper, still made from recycled materials and still flushable, but as I'm chucking out the wee clumps as they occur, the litter lasts longer - I don't need to change it every week, it can go for quite a while with topping up.

    The vet advised that you should have a litter box per cat + a spare - so I got a second. Now she rarely uses the second, but having one in the lounge room (where she used to pee on the couch) seemed to have the desired effect. At first, she loved using it (which was less fun for me - cat pooping in a box while I'm watching tv....)

    And obviously, dealing with the pee properly, also helped. The couch is fine now.

    Not entirely sure what things of that were the clincher but something worked. Haven't had a problem since.

    The best stuff to clean with is a bioezymatic laundry detergent - like BioZet. It breaks down the protein and removes the smell, as well as the stain. Anything bleach based just leaves an ammonia smell, which will encourage more peeing in the same place (as cat wee smells like ammonia)
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Maybe it was just a phase. Or she was just pissed off about something and got over it.
    fingers crossed this was it.
    my cat took a dump on the bathmat right next to his kitty litter once. about two weeks ago. right when my family was visiting and there were 6 of us in my small apartment and he was probably pissed that there were all these people around and that he was getting less attention than usual and that he couldn't sleep on my bed as usual (was sharing a bed with my mom). and he's a good natured, sweet cat, not a diva bitch at all but i guess that was too much family for him (and for me LOL). luckily it was just that one time and now that everyone but my mom is gone he's fine and he even sleeps at her feet sometimes.
    they really are little shits sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    they really are little shits sometimes.
    That is so untrue! They just have firm opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    one of my brother's cats does that. he's adorable and super affectionate and will lie on your head and chew on your hair and lick your forehead and give you little nuzzle kisses so you can't help but love him, but he's a pisser. the funny thing is he only pisses on my brother's things - usually his dirty clothes that he's just thrown into the hamper. even though he adores my brother and follows him everywhere.

    i've also heard of cats doing this because they were spayed/neutered a little too late. not sure how old your kitty was when you spayed her froogy?
    This sounds like my cat. He's so sweet and cuddly. Most people that visit us want to steal him. Even my mom, who is sooooo not a cat person.

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    How often do you all scoop or change your cats litter? We have an indoor cat that is almost 12 yrs old, and it is the first indoor cat I have owned. (I am actually allergic to cats, but I caved when my daughter was 4 years old and her puppy was ran over. So we let her have a kitten that could stay safe, indoors) I have friends that only scoop their litter boxes once a week or so. We have always scooped daily and changed the litter to new at least twice a month. We have never had a problem except one time, and that was our fault. The cat accidently was closed up in my daughters bedroom, and we were gone over night. She took a crap and peed in my daughters lounger chair. I just picked the chair up and pitched it out in the trash barrel, problem solved. lol

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    I scoop out any dirty litter each day (or each time they take a dump because they certainly aren't shy about broadcasting their achievements up and down the house) but I've switched to crystal litter and you can seriously go for weeks without changing the litter so long as you scoop out the mess and top up frequently. It's more expensive but I rarely ever have that cat pee smell that I used to get with the paper or clay litter, no matter how vigilant I was about keeping it clean.
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    I use Yesterday's News which is pellet formed, so there is only scooping of the poo, which she demands right after she goes, I change out the litter every Sunday though. My black light should arrive Saturday

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    I use a woodchip based clumping litter, and scoop daily. With top ups, and the odd antibacterial spray, it last for a few weeks. I clean the whole thing out every 2-3 weeks (depending on how Alice has been going - she has a sensitive stomach so in bad weeks.... I change more often!)

    About to experiment with crystal because I like the idea of changing less frequently. Can you flush crystals?

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