How can I stop my cat from peeing on my furniture?

I have two cats, one is 6 years old and she started urinating on the furniture when I adopted another kitten. This has been going on for one year now…how can I stop this? Is there a scent or something I can spray on the furniture? Thank you

Answer #1

if shes a female spay her and the problem should stop

Answer #2

I had the same trouble. Unfortunately, if you ruled out a medical problem, there is no sure way to stop a cat from peeing where we think that they shouldn’t. There is a reason for what they are doing and until we can figure it out, as dumb as it may seem to us, a cat will continue to do what we see as unfit. If you can catch the culprit, in my case I had to set up a video camera since I have several cats, that is half of the battle. I had to clean the area with an natural enzyme cleaner (they have this at Wal-mart in the pet section) and let it fan dry. (the cat stayed away from the blowing fan, which was an added bonus) When that dryed, I cleaned it with a mixture of a few capfuls of ammonia in a gallon of water. I also added a tiny bit of Tide w/Downy to please my nose and give the cat a noseful of my scent. The ammonia stinks at first, but it vanishes when it starts to dry. It takes away most of the pee smell. When the chair was dry, I put several nice scented dryer sheets down…the cat never went back to marking that chair. And if I had to guess, I’d think maybe the cat didn’t want to have a battle of marking with me anymore, she knew it was my chair after that.

If by chance you have or have access to borrow an air purifier with an Ionizer, this will totally eliminate that smell. I let it run overnight in the chair after a good cleaning and there was no need for dryer sheets.

Answer #3

Your older cat may be soiling because she doesn’t like sharing a litter box. or it may be that she’s marking her territory. Especially if she’s soiling next to doors, walkways between rooms or other open areas of your home. Marking is a deliberate act carried out to signal “keep out” to other cats.

I don’t know how you went about introducing your kitten, but as cats are so very territorial, you need to do this slowly so as not to upset your older cat. To reassure your cat that she is still in control of her territory, you need to confine the kitten to a separate room or area and let them meet by smell before any face to face introductions.

The web site below will give you a step by step guide on how to introduce them.

Whether a genuine accident or not, once the cat has urinated or defecated at a particular spot, the animal’s sensitive nose encourages the cat to use that place again.

The best way to break the habit is to keep the cat away from the area for as long as possible and remove any residual smell the cat could detect.

Wash the area with a solution of 10% biological (enzymatic washing liquid/powder) and warm water. Rinse thoroughly with cold water, then use a plant-mister to spray it with surgical spirit. Scrub this off too and leave it to dry.

This cleaning method may not be colorfast on more delicate carpet or fabrics, so it’s wise to test a hidden area first.

Placing some dry cat food in the area may help to prevent the cat using it again for this purpose.

Answer #4


Answer #5

what can I put on my carpets to prevent my dog from urinating on it

Answer #6

Oh yes, I had this problem once. I very calmly took the cat outside and shot it with my 12gauge shotgun. Then I let the dogs out for a fresh dinner and I sat in my deck chair and finished off a six pack of old milwaukee light.

Answer #7

I have to cats that do the same but there sisters but we spray them with water and that worked for us

Answer #8

I feel for you I had a cat for two years that started peeing on my bed, I completely solved it by shooting the cat.

Answer #9

I like all the above tips. I do know that spaying a cat will not always stop this behavior., but is a plus towards stopping it.

A clean litter box is a for sure and maybe even having two separate boxes.

I would get rid of that furniture after using all the above methods. I have never had much luck stopping a cat from spraying in a place they have sprayed in before, at some point they want to go back to that spot.

Answer #10

You might try:

Apply strips of double-sided tape to your furniture. The cats don’t like the sticky feeling. For larger furniture, just adhere masking tape all over the arms, or back where the cat usually goes.

Use a water-bottle spray to surprise the cat, while s/he is nearing the furniture BEFORE he/she gets on it. It will not hurt, and s/he will run away. Use the spray to train the cat not to climb on countertops, also.

Hope this helps - have a great week !!

Answer #11

well try to train your cats to use a litter box and give them the SAME amount of attention so that they will both feel glad!:) and I understand that kittens need a lot of attention but give BOTH of then the SAME amount of attention.

Answer #12

Orange peel works a treat although looks pretty silly sprinkled all over your furniture :]

Answer #13

she’s peeing on your furniture because she’s marking territory when she gets to know the kitten more she will stop but i would clean th epee spots if i were you because shell keep doing it.

Answer #14

yo if your cat is a boy thats normal they spray things to mark territory but if not the person before me is right they probably dont want to share a litter box

Answer #15

when ever he pees on your furnature lightly tap him on the behind and take him to his litter box, it might take a while but he will soon get the hang of it. promise.

I have had cats for 5 years of my life

Answer #16

your cat is marking her teritory ( however you spell it lol) mmm have you tried squirting her with cold water? maybe she is jelouse or has bladder weakness? ask a vet. yes there is something yo can get asda have started selling it it s made by frebreeze for animal smells. hope this helps xx

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