Eau de Litter Pan
March 30, 2014 4:38 PM Subscribe
How can we solve our older cat's sudden obsession with urinating all over the house?
posted by DRoll to Pets & Animals (6 answers total)
After the death of our oldest cat in December, we adopted a kitten that we adore. However, since the kitten has arrived, our middle cat has began urinating all over the house. He had not had this problem before - the only time that he had previously gone in the house was right after we found him, as a kitten. His problem has gotten so bad that my dad has threatened to put him down if it doesn't stop.
The two cats share one litter pan, which I think is a major part of the problem. I am a strong advocate for getting at least one more pan, but there is really nowhere in the house where the older cat goes and the kitten doesn't. The kitten is a massive eater and goes to the bathroom multiple times a day. She is a strictly indoor cat, while the older cat is indoor/outdoor. Our previous cat was also indoor/outdoor, and she and our middle cat split between going outdoors and using the litter pan.
The older cat has gone to the bathroom everywhere - in closets, in our garage, in our shoes, etc. - despite being two feet from the litter pan. I think he's afraid to go, and I don't know if I can blame him, since the kitten's scent is dominant there.
What is the best thing for us to do in this situation? I love both cats, and I would be heartbroken if we had to give one up.