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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: silo13

Spray him with windex when you catch him trying to pee where he's not supposed to.


WRONG.
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
I had my cat pee in my car in the way to the vet awhile ago, I could not get the smell out and I tried everything and I mean everything! Then I found out about o3 generators and had one shipped to a friend out of state since they wouldn't send it to caliBanland. That thing works! I suggest you get one to get the smell out.


Smart people use a carrier and put a baby blanket or a towel in it.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: Lurker1

I tried transporting my cat on the knee of a friend while I was driving. It was the most insane and unsafe time I ever drove a car. My beloved cat tried jumping out of all the closed car windows. I'm glad we all survived the journey!

ETA: Cats have sensitive noses. Clean the new place and give your cat a clean smelling place to poop. Good luck!
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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: silo13

Spray him with windex when you catch him trying to pee where he's not supposed to.


This might be the worst advice I have ever seen given on ATS..



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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Without more info it's hard to know if the OP is following the 1 + 1 box formula, if the boxes are in cat friendly locations not convenient for the human places..

First thing you always do is eliminate health possibilities first so until that is done OP isnt going to make much progress.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: silo13

Since he's that young, he's marking his territory. Has there been cat living there before, that he might smell?

I have had had older cats do things like that, that I found were due to other issues (medical issues, diabetes, mental health issues), but since he's so young, hmmm.

If it's not a youth thing, maybe he's stressed?



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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First get him a clean bill of health. Sometimes, UTI issues will cause that incessant need to pee and they avoid the litter box because it hurts and they associated the box with the pain. We had one who constantly would use the bath tub because the cool porcelain was soothing when she had bladder issues.

If it's a health issue, you may have to retrain to get them over the fear of the litter box if he's associating the pain with the box.

If he has a clean bill of health, then you look at neutering. Male cats are super territorial and will mark, and it doesn't take much territorial insecurity to make then get started.

Once you get him fixed (assuming he's not already), then you need to address his insecurity. Is your household multi-cat? If so, they all need territory they can claim. Cats will change territory throughout the day and "share" in that way. You'll tend to notice that certain prime perches are occupied by different cats as the day goes on. So you need to make there are enough prime perching spots for every cat to have his or her own and feel secure and unstressed.

Cats like going vertical especially.

If you don't have any other indoor cats, then you have a really insecure cat and lots of outdoor visitors setting him off, and that's going to be tough to deal with.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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I've had some very bad cats that did this. Fortunately the two I have now, male & female (both fixed) are good.

The female did pee on my bed a few times but I resolved the issue by having to keep her litter really clean. Pain in the ass. She's a total snob. It must be scooped regularly and washed out, disinfected once a week! I only started this silly business after googling some cats are extra picky. So I thought ok, we'll see if you're just a snob. Sometimes it doesn't need rinsing out so I just fill it back up, then she gives me that look, you didn't really wash it. I think I've spoilt her now.

The other male cat goes outside, but at night he's in lockdown in my room or he'll escape in the dark when I nip out for a smoke. Once I go to bed, he's allowed to roam the house and play and use the litter box the queen does not like. Some cats hate to share.

When he's in my room and needs to poo, he's crying let me out! I'm yelling out "watching a movie, not getting up right now, use my toilet". He uses my toilet, I kid you not! He's amazing. I actually said it for a joke one day and he did it.

I don't know what to suggest you do. You might just have a snob cat. Thinking back to my bad cats I do realize now I wasn't keeping the litter as clean. What I'm doing now is just retarded.

It's really stressful dealing with cats who piss on everything.


Yes , it can also be a health issue. Nuetering can help. Or try sprinkling a little baking soda at the bottom of litter box .before filling, to reduce the odour, I do that with snobby so she can't tell if I didn't wash it.

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posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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Imo males are dirty to begin with. I've had grown male cats who wouldn't clean their own damn face/paws instead mama kitty did it for them. Some male cats can be downright lazy, most are too busy marking territory/looking for a mate to hunt. Even males I've had fixed like to roam.

I prefer females and I only get cats from other country people. Imo city cats and males can be mentally unstable and are for decoration only.

My cats don't use a litter box, they go outside like the dog. I start training them when they first escape their "crib," and mama helps too. If the smell isn't already in the house, they quickly deduce it doesn't belong there. They follow their mama's lead.

Good luck with your male. I seriously doubt he'll stop unless drastic measures are taken. I've moved trouble makers to the shed for a time just to think things over. Most get with the program but males can be tough, they're very much their own cat.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

Yes, his favorite place to be is the bathroom.

I go in - he goes in.

He insists on sitting on my lap while I'm, well, never mind.

So his box is there in the bathroom and it's VERY clean.

No other cats.

Thanks tons.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: Liquesence

Nope, no other cats (now).

And the cat before was REALLY CLEAN.

Stressed? This little boy is spoiled like you can't even imagine...i do love him loads and loads.

Clean box.

No UTI - I should have mentioned that in the first post.

Thanks tons!



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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I think he's still a baby.

Getting him fixed should solve the problem.

However, consider this.

A cat goes off smell. Get his smell in that box.

A clean house, his smell contained to his box.

He will soon get it....Best of luck.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: opethPA

Yes, his favorite place to be is the bathroom.

I go in - he goes in.

He insists on sitting on my lap while I'm, well, never mind.

So his box is there in the bathroom and it's VERY clean.

No other cats.

Thanks tons.


Assuming i read that right you have no other cats then following the standard formula you should have 2 total boxes.
He can see all approach to the location of the current box right?
What kind of litter are you using ?
Is the box open or covered? Covered boxes are not something most feline behaviorists agree with at this point.

Until you eliminate any health causes you shouldnt focus on behavioral items.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: silo13

I used to do the same thing until the wife had me neutered.

Get him neutered!



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: opethPA

Yes, his favorite place to be is the bathroom.

I go in - he goes in.

He insists on sitting on my lap while I'm, well, never mind.

So his box is there in the bathroom and it's VERY clean.

No other cats.

Thanks tons.


Thats how I trained my cat to use the toilet lol, he kept coming in while I was in there, so I jokingly said you can pee pee here as well, this is where we pee pee. Next day he used the toilet!



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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Mne did the same thing in my dogs dish, my dog was not a happy camper. He won't eat there anymore. It stopped after he was fixed.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: opethPA
Are you saying each cat or household should hsve two boxes?

I do have two. One is in the basement so it doesn't stink up the house and the other is on the deck at one end, far from my door. The one on the deck, I hose it off in between fillings. I might spray a bit of bleach in it if it's stained, rinsed off of course. I don't think she likes lingering odours, even though it's from her,

I bought her a new box one day and she was not impressed! Her other cracked from freezing temps.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: opethPA
Are you saying each cat or household should hsve two boxes?

I do have two. One is in the basement so it doesn't stink up the house and the other is on the deck at one end, far from my door. The one on the deck, I hose it off in between fillings. I might spray a bit of bleach in it if it's stained, rinsed off of course. I don't think she likes lingering odours, even though it's from her,

I bought her a new box one day and she was not impressed! Her other cracked from freezing temps.



1 + 1 means each cat gets it's own litter box plus 1 overall.
In a previous life I lived in a house where there were 6 total cats so that was 7 total boxes.
Currently there are 2 cats in my house so I have 3 total boxes.
This is the standard formula that pretty much all cat sites, experts, vets, take your pick will give
On top of the 1 + 1 ideally you dont want to bunch them all together either.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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Here is a good read by Jackson Galaxy on litter related issues where he talks about the 1 + 1 approach in literally the first section he writes...

jacksongalaxy.com...



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 08:43 PM
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a reply to: violet

1 box for each cat and then 1 more after.

And try to put them where they want to go if you can. It's annoying, but we have one upstairs and it's the 1 for all the cats. They seem to use it as the communal "pee post." It's like they all pee in there to check-in and communicate. Then the others are downstairs spread out in the basement. This only becomes an issue if we have water trouble.



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