We came back from vacation (had a housesitter) and our cats are peeing on everything. We tried Feliway in the past but it didn't work and is expensive. Is there a DIY solution such as a makeable spray that actually deters cats and does not smell awful? [more inside]
A few years ago we adopted an older dog. She's now an elderly dog. She has a kidney condition that makes her drink massive amounts of water, and she goes through periods where she'll pee in the house. [more inside]
Our lovely little cat-beast has taken to pissing on our sofa basically every morning, no matter how much we try to stop him, no matter how clean the litter box. We're using Febreeze to try and get rid of the smell, but we worry that a certain aroma remains, and that's what makes him go back there. Is there some strong-smelling but nontoxic-to-cats substance we could put on the sofa to make it appear less like a giant soft litter box?
I was looking for a good place to buy equine chorionic gonadotropic (eCG) hormone for science reasons today and stumbled across this listing for the more commonly used hCG. It's listed as being sourced from "Human Pregnancy Urine." Where on earth do biomedical companies get enough human pregnancy urine to distill a compound like this? Is there some sort of secret cottage industry of pregnant ladies selling their pee to biotech companies? Where does the pee come from?
We've had our eight-week-old Labrador for a few days and he's developed a bad habit: he won't pee while we're outside in the garden (sometimes for over an hour) but the moment he comes in he goes to one part of the kitchen and pees there. How can we make him realise that he's got it the wrong way around? [more inside]
I have an elderly beagle who has always been abnormal. Now she seems to really be going crazy for real and it's driving us a little crazy. What's the best way to handle this? [more inside]
We just moved into a brand new house that we love, but one of our cats peed in the basement and its making the entire house smell awful! [more inside]
On Tuesday, my cousin's dog let forth a deluge of pee on my feet. It was LOTS of pee. I was wearing my favorite leather sandals (very similar to these). While I cleaned off my feet, my cousin cleaned my sandals with a wet towel (no soap). I had to wear them the rest of the day, before I traveled home on Wednesday. I feel kind of icky at the prospect of wearing them again. How should I clean them?
Is "tee-tee" for urination a regional or ethnic thing? [more inside]
We recently discovered that my cat has been peeing consistently on the carpeted floor behind a bookcase in our rental apartment. The bookcase is ruined, but what can we do about the carpet to keep our security deposit bleeding to a minimum? [more inside]
What's to be done about a healthy, happy adult cat who just started peeing on my bed? [more inside]
Why do I urgently need to pee when I approach my home but not at any other times, and how can I stop? [more inside]
My girlfriend is moving in (yeah!) and bringing her kitties (also yeah!) but they have a small peeing and scratching problem... [more inside]
OK, weird question this week, but I have wondered about this for a while. I've noticed in public bathrooms there are a lot of men who either 1) spit in the urinal continuously while peeing or 2) keep pulling the flush handle while standing there pissing or 3) do both of these at the same time. I'm sure there are multiple reasons for why to do this, but I am curious as to your speculations about why they are doing it. Is the spitting some way of being macho? Is the constant flushing some way of disposing that which is "dirty"? the "normative" behavior is to piss and then flush, so why this variant (which also wastes a lot of water BTW)? Why the combination of both spitting and flushing? I think we may reveal something about male psychology or social ideology here.
The bottoms of my feet get hot when I pee. Why does this happen? Does this happen to anyone else? Should I be worried? [more inside]
Is everyone changing diapers at 3am and I just didn't know about it? [more inside]
My 5 year old dog is suddenly peeing in the house. Help me figure out why (possible side effect of medication?). [more inside]
My cat pees with her butt hanging outside the litterbox. How can I get her to just move forward a teeny bit? [more inside]
Help me puppy-proof my house while creating the ultimate puppy environment for puppy happiness and funtimes! [more inside]
We have a neutered 15 month Irish Terrier. Very well trained and walked etc, a very content little fellow. I (the Dad in the family) take him on most walks and fun/training stuff. Today as my wife walked him, while stopped at a street corner waiting to cross, he quietly cocked a leg and peed on her leg! I've seen non-neutered dogs at the park do this but never our dog. He listens to both of us but I have most interaction with him. What does this behavior mean? What do you think is going on his head?
My puppy has gamed a way for me to spend an extra 5 minutes with him in the morning. By peeing on the floor. [more inside]
How do I get my puppy to stop peeing in excitement whenever she sees me upon my return? [more inside]
What can I do to clean up cat piss and stop a tom from coming in and spraying? Tell me about products you can buy in the UK which work. [more inside]
First-time cat owner. Adopted a 7-month-old kitten from the local Humane Society. The only problem we’ve had is that she’s not real sure about her litter box. [more inside]
I'm sick of having to pee every hour. Help! [more inside]
Housesitting a stinky house... How to deal with the owners? [more inside]
Dog needs to pee: I need a solution so I can leave my house for more than 6-7 hours. [more inside]
Grout sealants that will repel dog urine? [more inside]
We adopted a dog this morning and he still hadn't peed. How concerned should we be? New dog owners need reassurance! :) [more inside]
Our prima donna of a puggle won't pee in the rain. Help us before I squeeze it out of her. [more inside]
Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
Could my son’s bladder and bowel control problems be a manifestation of emotional distress? Or could there be something physical going on that we’re missing? We’re going to the doctor soon, but I’d like to hear some ideas from others who might have dealt with something similar. [more inside]
I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes?
I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes? [more inside]
Can my beloved sneakers be saved from the uriney menace? [more inside]
What is this strange phenomenon happening with ostensibly house trained dogs soiling the house? I just threw out three area rugs that my 4 yr. old Beagle has ruined by pooing and peeing on them, even to the point of blackening the hardwood floor beneath. The very FIRST thing my son's dog does when she visits is crap and pee right in front of us! No shame.... [more inside]
How/would you be able, to get four month old (human) pee stain out of a mattress?
What is the capacity of a rhino’s bladder? [more inside]
What's that funny stuff floating in my pee, and is it related to this other issue? TMI inside. [more inside]
Why do cats like to pee in hats? [more inside]
Is our peed-on mattress salvageable, or do we need to get a new one? [more inside]
After I eat certain foods, I have to pee a lot more often than usual. What is going on? [more inside]
Locked in a battle of wills with my dog over when and where she's gonna pee. I think she's actually holding it in on purpose! How bad is this? Should I just give in, or hold out?? also general advice on what i'm trying to train her to do would be helpful. [more inside]
Recommend a blacklight for a party -- a cat pee finding party! [more inside]
My roommate and I long ago decided that we would not flush pee. Save water and all. The only problem is this: apparently if you let urine sit in the toilet, it turns into a really attractive layer of brown sediment, in a spot that is very difficult to clean with a toilet brush . . . right up to the front of the little recess on the bottom, and right in the back of it as well. Is there anything we can add to the reservoir to keep this from happening? [more inside]
We had a new grass lawn put in at the start of the year. Before long, it had developed yellow spots: pic 1, pic 2. A suspect has been brought in for questioning. She did not confess, only licking the detective on advise of counsel. Two questions: 1) Is she likely the real culprit? 2) What remedies are available? If it is her, I'd like to note that the whole point of the lawn was so that she could do her business out there. We'll get her a potty pad and encourage her not to go on the grass, but I'm doubtful that she'll always go where we want. [more inside]
One of our cats started peeing in the tub. We got pissed and filled the tub up with water, thus stopping her from peeing in the tub. Now she pees on the bath rug right outside of the tub instead (literally a foot from her litter box). Please help brainstorm some "get the hell back in your litter box" ideas. [more inside]
What is the best way to clean a mattress after bedwetting? [more inside]
Goddamnit, why does my apartment smell like cat pee? Difficulty: I don't have a cat, and I live in a pets-verboten building. Preliminary research suggests it may be mold? [more inside]
Kinda gross dog question about the stain my dog left last night... [more inside]
How can I keep a healthy, adult male doberman from peeing in his crate 2+ times a day? I'm at my wits end! [more inside]