Help, I am a four year old tabby, it burns every time I pee and as a result I tend to have lost faith in my litter box and am peeing in other places, on my owners bed, in the laundry, and so forth, but this is making them mad. They say they will be getting rid of me soon, but sometimes I feel like I need to pee without normal warning. What do I do, it hurts too much to pee!
Your owner should not punish you, this problem is not your fault, you probably have a urinary tract infection and your owner needs to take you to a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment. These kinds of problems are very common in cats, in the meantime you should try to drink more water.
Hello, I am a young kitten, only seven weeks old, I just got adopted a week ago, and have a huge home! The only problem is I have to go to the bathroom behind the sofa, and other places, because I can not seem to find the litter box. I know we have one, I just do not know where it is, help!
Signed, Lost Kitten
Dear Lost Kitten
Your owner should provide you with a litter box in a convenient place, and may even want to keep you shut in a room, with your food, water, and litter box, for a few weeks until you get a bit older and more able to find your way around the house and can control your bowels better. Exercise and play stimulates your bowels, and being as you are young, you will not get enough warning to then run to the litter box, so your owner would be smarter to keep you in a room for a little while longer. You can be taken out to play, but should spend nights, and when you cannot be watched, in the room, perhaps for a week or two more.
Hello, I am a 2 year old male cat, my friend Sam keeps making fun of me because I tend to spray urine all over the place and he never does, our owner is kinda mad. I should point out that Sam claims to be a male cat, but I really am not sure. My behavior seems so normal, is Sam just messing with me?
Chances are that both you and Sam are male cats, it is just that Sam is a neutered male cat, and you are not. This means Sam had his testicles removed, and now lacks the male hormones that encourage male cats to spray their urine. Your behavior is natural for a mature male cat that has not been neutered, but neutering will have many positive effects, including removing all risk of you getting testicular cancer, and should reduce your desire to spray. Hopefully your owner will see this as a positive solution to prevent you from spraying.
Also Tom, I hope your owner knows they should have at least one litter box per cat!
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