My cat is peeing on our beds.

How do I stop my Cat from peeing on our beds? He is almost six months old and pees in his litter box. But when the bedroom doors are open he pees on the beds. We have a dog but has never done that. He only pees on the beds. It really needs to stop. What do I do?

Answer #1

Take him to the vet. My friend’s cat had the same problem, turned out to be an infection… Rule out any medical problems and then try behavioral training

Answer #2

I don’t know about all that stuff above…but if it were my cat…I’d make sure he doesn’t have a UTI…by having him checked at the vet.

Then close bedroom doors for 90 days, and let him forget about going on the beds…animals develop habits easily…since he does use his box, then “distract” him from bedrooms, by giving him no access.


Answer #3

well, I bet the reason he does it is that hes marking his territory. just keep the door closed at all times, hope that helps :-)

Answer #4

my cats used to do that but only on my side of the bed, she was always chasing our baby cat and being mean to it, so she resented my steppiing in and would go on pee on my side of the bed…one time she was mad at my husband and peeed on his side of the bed,. Now we lock the door.

Answer #5

Um, sexualettiquite, please do not recycle my answers from another question without citing it. Besides, this is a totally different situation and the cat DOES use his litter box to pee in. Anyway, your cat might have a bladder infection or something of that sort, so do make a visit to the vet to see if it could be a physical problem.

Ideally, you should have one box per cat, plus one. This cuts down on some of the reasons cats fail to use the litter box consistently – they prefer to have a “pee box” and a “poop box” (very common); the box is too dirty for their taste.

You also may want to try a new litter called Cat Attract. It is designed to draw back cats who don’t use the box consistently, using herbs. Their site is

You do need to remove all stains before you can hope to see improvement. For cleaning up accidents, you’ll need to use an enzymatic cleaner (a cleaner that uses natural enzymes and bacteria to decompose the stain). Cat urine is full of fat, which is very sticky. This is why cat urine stains are so hard to remove. Enzymes break down fat molecules to allow for complete removal of the stain. The two enzymatic cleaners I recommend are Nature’s Miracle, available at pet stores, and Greased Lightning Orange Blast, available at grocery stores. Unless you remove the stains completely, the cat will still be able to smell them, even if you can’t. You may also want to use a florescent black light to detect unseen urine stains. Any urine stains will glow yellow-green.

Because mattresses are so absorbent, it may not be possible to remove stains completely, and if accidents keep happening, you may need to replace the mattress.

Anxiety may also be a part of the problem. It’s not always possible to determine the cause of anxiety, since cats are such sensitive creatures. Cats may urinate outside the box when feeling anxious because urine is full of pheromones, a hormone shown to reduce stress. When a cat is feeling anxious, he may urinate outside the box to benefit from those hormones. There’s a product called Feliway that simulates these pheromones and reduces the cat’s urge to urinate outside the box. I use and recommend it to all. It’s a bit pricey, but worth it. It’s available in a spray or plug-in diffuser. I recommend the diffuser because it’s easiest to use. You can order at, or buy it at pet stores and vet offices.

Finally, any anxiety cases that don’t respond to Feliway will usually respond to antidepression medications. There are several choices - amitriptyline, buspirone, Valium, clomipramine, and fluoxetine (Prozac) are most commonly used. Prozac is the newest and seems most promising. In some studies, it has been shown to be successful in treating over 90% of cases that have not responded to non-medical treatments, and about 70% of cases that have not responded to other antidepression meds. It also is an excellent choice because it has no side effects. It does tend to be a little on the expensive side - around $45 a month in my area (northeast U.S.). However, very often, it can be tapered off and discontinued after a few months of use, when the cat’s behavior has been corrected. I have used it in two of my cats and highly recommend it when needed.

Your cat don’t happen to be declawed, is he? Inappropriate elimination is the most common complaint about cats who are declawed, next to aggression. Declawing may cause pain on the feet starting immediately after the surgery, or years down the road. It is also responsible for arthritis, which can cause pain getting in and out of the litter box, or pain as the cat’s feet sink into the litter. In these cases, pain relievers and supplements like Cosequin, to help arthritis, may be useful. Also, switching from regular litter to shredded newspaper or a ground cedar litter may help. You should also use a shallow box and make the litter no deeper than 1”.

More Like This

Pets and Animals

Pet Care, Animal Behavior, Veterinary Medicine

Ask an advisor one-on-one!

Worthy Cat

Pet Supplies, Subscription Boxes, Toys and Treats


My Cat Backpack

Cat carriers and backpacks, Pet accessories, Pet travel supplies


My Best Cat Food

Cat Food Reviews, Cat Care Tips, Cat Accessories


Reigning Cats & Dogs

Pet Grooming, Pet Boarding, Kennel


Pets Feed

Pets, Animals, Pet Care