How do I deter my cat from peeing on our bed?
September 7, 2010 3:12 AM Subscribe
How do I stop my spayed cat from peeing on the bed - and only the bed?
posted by MJPByron to pets & animals (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Our cat used to pee on random articles of clothing throughout the house. Solution: we took all the random articles of clothing off the floor and got an extra litter box (three boxes for two cats). The third box never gets used, but there are no more accidents on the floor. However, she started to pee on the bed - blankets, pillows, sheets, etc. We tried locking her out of the bedroom at all times for about two weeks, but tonight she just peed on a pillow.
We wash the soiled article every time it happens and toss in a little vinegar and water into the wash to see if that does it. The odor goes away but she still peed every time.
We took her to the vet last month and he found an infection in her urine. We had her on antibiotics for ten days (Pill Pockets are a wonderful thing if you have a cat and need to give her pills) but that apparently didn't fix it. We can't go back to the vet since he's closed due to some moron running into his building with a car.
We don't think it's a medical issue since she's acting perfectly normal - she's eating normally, drinking normally, and she defecates in the litter box. I think it's just preference - "I'm sleeping on mommy and daddy, and this is a nice soft place for me to pee."
Is there any kind of spray that we can put down on our sheets, blankets, and pillows that will deter her from spraying? We normally used Nature's Miracle and Dumb Cat but before I basically hose down our bedroom with the stuff, I wanted to see if there was a better alternative.