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PostSubject: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:25 pm

We have two cats, Lucky, who we have had for 8 years and the other is a rescue cat, Puddin', we got from Melissa's boyfriend.

Lucky is a big cat and weighs 17 pounds and she's spayed and declawed. Puddin' is about 3 or 4 and slender. Puddin' has not been spayed or declawed (haven't been able to afford it yet). The two do not get along, they charge at one another and stop short of any contact, but there are the times when one will ambush the other and they have a slap fight.

The problem is that Lucky has been urinating in a corner of the kitchen, in a corner of the upstairs bathroom and sometimes in the hallway by the front door. I don't know if she is just mad at us for taking in Puddin' and is punishing us or if she is too fat and lazy to go to the basement where the litter boxes are.

If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to get rid of either of them.

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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:28 pm

It sounds like Lucky is marking her territory. I'm not sure what you can do if they aren't getting along, but maybe the vet has a couple of ideas for you to try.


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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:31 pm

She might be marking the house as hers......When I moved my 2 cats up here with me into the house (they are BOTH litter box trained) I was waking up to 'litter' throughout the house.....even though the litter box was right there.....I think they were going through the new house, marking it as theirs....it finally stopped.....but goodness, what a mess........You might get another litter box and see if she uses it.....but I have a feeling, she is telling Puddin' that the house belongs to her and there is no room for another.... Yikes



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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:42 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
It sounds like Lucky is marking her territory. I'm not sure what you can do if they aren't getting along, but maybe the vet has a couple of ideas for you to try.
Thanks, Cheryl. I will talk to her. It does sound like she is marking her territory.

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She might be marking the house as hers......When I moved my 2 cats up here with me into the house (they are BOTH litter box trained) I was waking up to 'litter' throughout the house.....even though the litter box was right there.....I think they were going through the new house, marking it as theirs....it finally stopped.....but goodness, what a mess........You might get another litter box and see if she uses it.....but I have a feeling, she is telling Puddin' that the house belongs to her and there is no room for another.... Yikes

Thanks, Rhonda. We have two litter boxes, and Puddin' has been here for almost a year and a half. I think you're right about Lucky's feelings and she's just not going to be satisfied until Puddin' is gone. The funny thing is that sometimes they will lie right next to each other and be fine scratchead
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:49 pm

My two cats....Purrl (male) Beemer (BMW) (female) did not get along with each other for quite some time. My middle son had ordered a drum set and the box that the bass drum came in was really big. I had cut some doors and windows in it for Purrl to play in and when Beemer came along, she would get in it, Purrl would sit next to it and they would 'beat' each other up, through the box.....Beemer inside beating her paw on the inside and Purrl on the outside beating his paw on the outside.....SUCH entertainment......they get along fine now....part of the problem could be, one is spayed and the other is not.... scratchead



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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:00 pm

That's a good possibility. I will talk to the vet about that. I may just have to find the money from somewhere and have her spayed if it could eliminate the problem.

Love your cat's names.





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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:06 pm

I think spaying is your best bet too. Maybe your vet has a payment plan? Ours does. Wouldn't hurt to ask! Thumbsup


Seems odd that it would be a territorial thing after being together for a year and a half though...that is a LONG time. I think a vet visit is in order to rule out a bladder infection/UTI. Our dog gets them from time to time and we always know when she has yet another one. Yikes

Good luck, Alice....my sister has had cats who have peed in the house and she said there is nothing worse than trying to get rid of the odor from cat urine! Yikes She has had to replace carpet just because of a cat, and she has sworn them off now. I, on the other hand, still want to have one someday. Love We've only had dogs.



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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:07 pm

I will ask them about a payment plan. I had never thought it could be a UTI, but it's something else to ask the vet about.

Fortunately, we have hard wood floors so if we find it in time we can clean it up before it ruins the wood (which it has in places).

I hope that you can have a cat one day, they really are quite entertaining at times Laughing

We also have a Boston Terrier who was very well trained by the people we got her from. She is a real sweetheart.

Thanks for the suggestions, Amy.





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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:10 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
It sounds like Lucky is marking her territory. I'm not sure what you can do if they aren't getting along, but maybe the vet has a couple of ideas for you to try.

I agree. My Aunt had 3 cats at one time and one of them would do that a lot. At least yours doesn't urinate in the kitchen sink like hers did! laugh3


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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm

That's very true, although it would be nice to just wash it down the drain but it's definitely NOT sanitary Yikes I would rather clean the floor Laughing





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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:00 pm

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That's very true, although it would be nice to just wash it down the drain but it's definitely NOT sanitary Yikes I would rather clean the floor Laughing

It got real disgusting when there was dishes in the sink! Ranting


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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:56 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
It sounds like Lucky is marking her territory. I'm not sure what you can do if they aren't getting along, but maybe the vet has a couple of ideas for you to try.

I think he is just marking territory. Cats usually does that...

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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:35 am

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Alice wrote:
That's very true, although it would be nice to just wash it down the drain but it's definitely NOT sanitary Yikes I would rather clean the floor Laughing

It got real disgusting when there was dishes in the sink! Ranting

That would be nasty. I would feel like I had to throw the dishes out because washing them just doesn't seem like enough after having a cat potty on them No
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:38 am

Vanesa wrote:
bethandmanly wrote:
It sounds like Lucky is marking her territory. I'm not sure what you can do if they aren't getting along, but maybe the vet has a couple of ideas for you to try.

I think he is just marking territory. Cats usually does that...

Vanesa. Huh?

I hope that is all that is going on. Lucky just doesn't seem to believe that a two cat house is acceptable.





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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:49 am

Alice wrote:
MissYoungClassic wrote:
Alice wrote:
That's very true, although it would be nice to just wash it down the drain but it's definitely NOT sanitary Yikes I would rather clean the floor Laughing

It got real disgusting when there was dishes in the sink! Ranting

That would be nasty. I would feel like I had to throw the dishes out because washing them just doesn't seem like enough after having a cat potty on them No

I couldn't agree with you more!


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PostSubject: Re: Problem with one of my cats   Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:09 pm

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