Cats peeing on everything

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Cats peeing on everything

So, we are at a loss of what to do at this point. We have had our two male cats for about 2 years now. They were 6 year old brother who needed a new home so we took both. Well the one who we called mine Flynn used to love on my all the time. Was constantly in my lap, just very lovey over all won't come with in a 5 foot distance of me and is peeing on everything.... It's mostly the carpet upstairs. We don't know how to stop this. We have paid to have the carpets cleaned twice, had full blood panels done on both kitties, giving them anti anxiety:( medications. Bought probably 20 or 30 toys. and the peeing is constant. Has anyone had this issue when they got pregnant with previous cats. We don't want to split the cats up, but at this point unless we can stop it we will be sending Flynn back to the adoption agency we got him from. I can't take my house smelling like cat pee...

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I havent had that issue around pregnancy, but our cat Sam was very angry that he was here alone while we were on vacation. I had someone to check on him every other day, but he was still mad. He completely stopped using his litter box while we were gone. I came home to an ungodly mess to say the least.
After obviously cleaning with vinegar everywhere in that room, i sprayed the "spray" deterents but that didnt seem to help at all and they were very expensive. I tried other things like putting a trash bag over the couch, is favorite place, but he actually peed on that, too.
The only thing that did work was i bought a new littler box..... He liked that and has been much better. He did pee on that trash bag on the couch once more, and so i put duct tape sticky side up on to of the bags to keep him off of that couch.... It works. No animal torture...... no big wads of hair missing on him..,,. He just doesn't like the sticky on his paws so he jumps down and he now has a negative association with the couch.... No more wanting to pee on it as "his".
So thats what worked for us. But ours was not related to hormones he could smell.
What does your vet say? Besides the meds and bloodwork?
It is so frustrating, i know, i have lived it. And a pregnant nose can smell cat pee a mile away, so thats every worse.
Sorry....... I know how miserable that situation is.

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our male started doing it this past winter (he's completely neutered and has been for a looong time). We noticed a new cat roaming around the neighborhood (our cats are 100% indoor cats but they can see the outside). We also discovered a mouse living in our basement crawlspace. He was only marking by the entrances to the main family room. Still does occasionally but it has sloooowed way down and I own a steam cleaner so I just try to stay on top of it when it happens.

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I know how frustrating it can be to try one thing after another to fix a pet problem and feel like you've hit a wall. I had a female cat that stopped peeing and pooping in the box. We had changed to an auto scooping litter box which scared her to the point that even after we changed back to regular box she still had problems. How I eventually got her to use the box again was by using Cat Attract litter. Once she started using the box consistently I was able to transition slowly back to our regular litter (the Cat Attract can be expensive to use long term) This is link to product which you can find in most pet stores Cat Attract | Precious Cat Litter This is link to info booklet which comes with the litter and offers tips for litter box use issues which I found helpful http://www.preciouscat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Email_026778_Prec_Cat_9_19_12.pdf It sounds like you have tried different things and ruled out medical cause but maybe there is something in there that might be helpful for you.

My situation was kind of similar in that we had two sister cats and one had the issue mentioned above also developed issues with eating random non edible stuff in the house and throwing it up, chewing and biting. We tried to figure out what was going on and fix it through vet checks and tests, environment modification, behavioral training, and just putting up with it. Sadly, I made the decision that it was too much stress for me and did end up returning the one cat to the shelter about three years after adopting her. It was hard, I cried and felt guilty for a while. She is in a foster home now with someone who hopefully has better patience than I do. I was worried splitting up the two girls would be hard but the one we kept who was shy really came out of her shell after a while. :bigarmhug: I hope you find a solution!

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Kendra, were you able to find anything that helped?

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Sadly no. We even ripped up the carpet. We contacted an adoption agency. They will be going to a new home