Why does my cat pee everywhere?
October 16, 2005 9:11 AM Subscribe
Help! My (slightly neurotic) cat is pissing where he ought not to piss!
posted by asavage to pets & animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife came to my house with her mad and loyal cat Phil. A lovely cat, though I suspect (if you believe in reincarnation) that it's very likely his first time around as a cat: he hasn't quite got the hang of it yet. Anyhoo- things were fine until a few months ago when he started getting these scratching scabs on his neck. Took him to the doctor and he checked out fine after a battery of tests. Not fleas, not cancer, not any common feline thing.
Cut to: this summer, we're packing to leave for 2 weeks , and the suitcases are open and getting filled, when he leaps into one and pisses into the suitcase.
I clean it out, let it dry that night, and the next morning, it's only open for 5 minutes and he does it AGAIN.
We chalked it up to him being pissy (pun intended) about us leaving. But yesterday, we're setting up to go to my niece-in-law's 2nd birthday and he climbs into one of her bags of presents and pisses in that (!)
This very morning, he pissed in an entirely empty bag.
Full disclaimer: my wife might not be the most assiduous person in the world about keeping the catbox clean. But barring that (easy fix) does anyone have any experience with this type of feline behavior where it WAS some kind of sickness?
I've had cats for years, and in my experience, I can tell a sick cat when I see one. This doesn't seem like a sick cat to me, but I'd love some feedback from the cat owners out there.