Hey fellow Cat parents!
Hope you are all doing well and having fun with your Cats
Or the other way round, they’re providing you with entertainment!
In this little blog post I want to talk about Cats peeing, not on your Couch or rug… But your bed!
The worst thing is,
You’re so tired
You just want to get into bed
It’s been a long day and you don’t want to do anything else but just get some sleep!
You have to be up early tomorrow too!
So there you are, getting ready for bed and you see a wet patch
So you’re thinking you might have dropped some water (maybe but highly unlikely)
Until you take a sniff and smell something familiar
It’s Cat urine!
Your little furball has decided to pee in your bed
And you’ve just seen it before going to bed!
Forget about sleeping now, you have to clean this pee up
That’s not even the last thing you’d want to do
But you got no choice and have to clean the pee up
Don’t get me wrong, Cats are cute and they’re family
Until they start doing things that can frustrate you
Let me tell you something
It’s not your Cats fault
They’re just behaving how they should
It’s in their nature to pee anywhere and everywhere at times
It’s kinda like there way of showing you something is up
So what you need to do is find out why your Cat is peeing on your bed and not using the Litter Box
A bit like detective mode
Your Cat is not going to tell you why they’re doing this you see
So let’s look at the different reasons why your little feline friend has decided to use your bed as his litter box!
Possible Reasons Your Cat Is Peeing On Your Bed
The first thing you need to look at is your Cats medical condition
You need to take your Cat to the Vets to make sure he’s okay and healthy
The reason why is your Cat won’t just pee outside the Litter box for no reason
Something could be wrong with your Cat which is causing your furball to pee in your bed
A Cat peeing outside the Litter box could be a sign of a medical condition
Not always, but it’s best to get a check up done just to be on the safe side
Here are a few medical conditions a Cat could suffer from
- Kidney Stones
- UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
You see why it’s so important to take your Cat to the Vets asap!
Yep, Cats can get stressed too
And this stress leads to litter box avoidance
There are many factors that can trigger stress in your Cat
Let me list a few
- New addition to the family such as a new baby, New Pet, Someone has come to stay over
- Change in your Cats routine
- Going to the Vets!
You can learn more about Cats being stressed and how to help them when they are by checking out this blog
Litter Box Problems
Litter box plays a big part when it comes to your Cat peeing elsewhere
Believe it or not, the location of your Litter box is important
You need to make sure it’s somewhere safe for your Cat to use
Try not putting the litter box near the washing machine or a dryer.. basically some place where it makes load of noise!
That will scare your little feline friend and will create a negative association with the Litter box
Try to put the litter box in a private spot where there’s a escape route for your Cat
If you live in an apartment, it can be difficult to find the best spot to put the litter box
Check out Where to put Cat litter box in a small apartment for some great tips and advice
Other things you need to consider is
- Add another Litter box if you just have the one. The general rule is to have 2 litter boxes per Cat
- Make sure the litter box is cleaned everyday.. I know hard work! But you’d rather do that then clean up pee on your bed right?
- The right litter -Cats can be fussy (I’m fussy too lol)
Another to mention is maybe your Cat is not using the litter box due to old age?
Clean Your Bed Sheets
It’s obvious right
You’re not going to sleep in that same bed sheet where your Cat urinated lol
But you have to make sure it’s cleaned properly
You might not be able to smell the Cat urine, but your Cats senses are very strong and they could smell it which will make them want to go back to the very same spot and pee again!
When your Cat pees in your bed, it can be really frustrating
I mean, nobody wants to go into bed only to find a puddle of Cat urine!
The important thing to remember is never to shout or punish your Cat
This can just make matters worse!
Your Cat will become afraid of you and this can lead to more urine puddles everywhere!
Dig deep and figure out why your Cat is not using the litter box
Yes, I know it’s difficult and can be frustrating but the solution to this problem is to find out the root of it
If you’re like me and want the answers all one page then I would recommend checking out Cat Spraying No More
It’s a guide that teaches you how to get your Cat to use the Litter box
To be honest, I actually purchased this guide myself and boy it’s actually really awesome!
You can read a review of this by checking out Cat Spraying No More Review
That’s it from me!
I hope you got value from this little blog
Here’s to being the best Cat parent ever!