Why Does Your Cat Pee in the Bed and How Do You Make Him Stop?
Why Do Cats Pee On Beds?
Do you have a cat that urinates on your bed almost every day? Even if you’ve provided him with two or more litter boxes that are kept constantly clean and he’s in perfect health, your cat still continually sprays your bed! So what could you be doing wrong?
As a pet owner, you’ve treated your kitty perfectly. You make sure that you pet her often and that he’s well-fed and has a healthy weight. But despite your efforts to provide a loving, caring, and kitty-friendly environment, your cat still pees on your bed on a regular basis.
You’re already fed up having to wash your $250 comforter every single day and even if you keep your bedroom door shut all the time, he always manages to sneak in. Whenever you catch him sneaking in, he manages to hides under your bed or the dresser so you can’t get him, then he sneaks out and pees on your bed and then runs out!
The thought of getting rid of your precious pet sends shivers down your spine. But the skyrocketing laundry bill and lack of sleep is taking a toll on your sanity and pocketbook. How do you make him stop spraying your bed?
Well, if you have other pets in your house then that’s the source of your dilemma. Your kitty may have problems “interacting” with the other cats. You may think that your kitty is getting along well with them. But the issue is one of the other cats (or both) might be “guarding” the trays to stop your kitty from using them. Cats, by their very nature, are highly territorial and they don’t feel comfortable sharing their “space” with other cats.
Your best bet is to get some extra trays and place them in different locations (putting one outside your bedroom door would be a very good start). This will make it extremely difficult for the other cats to be watching all the trays at the same time. You should also make sure that the litter you’re using is as close to the texture and softness of sand as possible. Cats like sand (and your comforter) since it’s gentle on their paws.
As much as possible, you shouldn’t use scented litter as this can give off an odor that’s offensive to cats whenever it gets wet. Some cats don’t like to #1 and #2 on the same tray, so it would make sense to provide extra ones. As a temporary measure, you could also try putting a large sheet of plastic over your bed as this will most likely not be as tempting to your kitty as your bedding.
A last resort would be to place your kitty in a room of his own for a week (such as a bathroom) with lots of litter trays. During this time you can get your bedding sorted and hopefully no smell will be left behind to attract your kitty back. Bear in mind that a cat’s sense of smell is 14 times greater than our own so even a microscopic trace will be enough to get him started once more.
When your kitty starts using the trays properly in his own “room”, you can gradually reduce the number and gradually move them to the place you really want them to be. But you must take your time over this and just move the trays about a foot at a time.
Above all, you must keep your kitty out of your bedroom as he might be regarding this nightly activity as fun or attention seeking behavior ― and it’s certainly working!
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