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Virgo-AriesArtist
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posted September 08, 2012 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My lovely Sagittarius/Scorpio kitty keeps vindictively peeing on clothing left around the house, mostly in the laundry area.

I know she is doing it in anger because I've watched her walk up to the laundry, look at me and start urinating on the clothing. She does it regardless of whether her litter box is clean or dirty and I'm getting really tired of it. We have been through many vindictive behaviors while she has been a part of our family, including eating holes in clothes (actually chewing on clothes til she swallows the fabric and it eventually passes through).

We would never abandon her again (she was a rescue), but are at our wits end. Oh, and usually she only targets my clothes, not my husbands, though sometimes it it equal opportunity acts.

Please, I need some suggestions and help.

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posted September 08, 2012 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maby she's just trying to put her scent on your clean clothes, sort of marking her territory.

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posted September 08, 2012 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alma Sun     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi V-AA!

I don't know that cats can be vindictive. But then again, I don't know much about cat behavior.

How long has she been doing this?

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posted September 08, 2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alma Sun     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some links that may be helpful:

Why Do Cats Urinate on Your Clothes & Bed

Feline Outreach: Inappropriate Urination

How to Stop a Cat From Urinating on an Owner's Clothes

Instructions


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Take her to the veterinarian. Urinary tract and bladder infections are common illnesses that cause cats to urinate on things such as clothing. Ruling out a medical condition should be your first step to solving the improper elimination problem with your cat. Infections can be treated with medications, which will hopefully solve your problem.

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Remove the smell of urine. Once a cat has peed on something, he will be able to smell his urine. Unless you have washed the garment with a product designed to remove cat urine, traces of the smell will remain and your cat will return there to do his business. Commercial enzyme products are available at pet stores. You also can add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar to your laundry to remove cat urine.

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Take a look at her litter box. A dirty litter box will often drive a cat to choose other places to urinate. She may choose your clothes to ensure you know that she has a problem that needs tending to. Clean her litter box daily and see if the situation improves.

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Try to spend at least 15 quality minutes with your cat each day. Stress over being left alone or an addition of a new pet or baby can cause tension in your cat's life, leading to litter box problems. Daily attention and petting will go a long way to de-stress your kitty and help her feel secure and loved. Leave toys out for her when you are away.

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Pick up the clothes. Don't leave your clothes on the floor where she has access to them. If your cat is peeing on clothes in a laundry basket, make sure all baskets are secure in a closet or behind a closed door. Sometimes removing the temptation from your cat's sight is enough to stop the situation.

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posted September 24, 2012 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
PLEASE send white light to my kitty...

She urinated reddish urine this morning all over my laundry

I am taking her into the vet

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posted September 24, 2012 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Virgo-AriesArtist:
PLEASE send white light to my kitty...

She urinated reddish urine this morning all over my laundry

I am taking her into the vet



sending white light and prayers


here's a link for free online healing for pets.lots of blessings to the kitty
http://www.the-dhn.com/forms/rqst4p/dhn_rqst4p.html

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posted September 24, 2012 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much, Dee. I did send her info to the healing site too

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posted September 30, 2012 02:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BearsArcher     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your cat, especially a female, has reddist urine, it means she has a bladder infection. I don't believe she is being "vindictive" because animals don't do that, especially female ones unless they are having a major health issue. We have a male cat that Bear wanted to adopt after we took in a PG kitty in Germany. Bear deployed and Mac was not happy when Bear came home. Mac had to pee on everything that was "Bear". We got him neutered and the peeing stopped but I am still his favorite, mainly because he as so sad that Bear left after he was so close to him.

Females don't normally mark their territory unless they are not spayed but in your case, to see "red urine" is indicative of a UTI for cats.


Please take her to the animal hospital before it gets worse. I have had cats for more than 20 years and dogs for at least 40 years. Never should they have red urine.

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posted September 30, 2012 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BearsArcher:
If your cat, especially a female, has reddist urine, it means she has a bladder infection. I don't believe she is being "vindictive" because animals don't do that, especially female ones unless they are having a major health issue. We have a male cat that Bear wanted to adopt after we took in a PG kitty in Germany. Bear deployed and Mac was not happy when Bear came home. Mac had to pee on everything that was "Bear". We got him neutered and the peeing stopped but I am still his favorite, mainly because he as so sad that Bear left after he was so close to him.

Females don't normally mark their territory unless they are not spayed but in your case, to see "red urine" is indicative of a UTI for cats.


Please take her to the animal hospital before it gets worse. I have had cats for more than 20 years and dogs for at least 40 years. Never should they have red urine.


Thanks you, BearsArcher We did take her in to the vet and they said it could be bladder infection or stones in bladder, She is on antibiotics right now, and we are waiting to see if it clears up. I did not want to subject her to xrays yet (they were pushing for them even before we got the urine test back), and when they said there was protein in the urine as well as crystals, which could indicate either way, we opted for the least invasive method first.

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posted September 30, 2012 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted October 20, 2012 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We treated her for the bladder infection, but she still continues to pee on clothes, so she is in the room til we get all the laundry off the floor. Some that she nailed had been previously peed on so perhaps not her fault for peeing there again.

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posted October 21, 2012 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out the show My Cat From Hell, on Animal Planet (there are probably YouTube episodes floating about)

That guy understands cats like nobody's business! He's pretty much a "cat whisperer". A couple on one show had a similar problem and he made a point to say that the cats dont do it out of anger or any other human emotion. There is always some other "natural" cause that needs to be figured out and corrected.

Sorry, I can't remember that exact episode or remedy, but it's worth looking into. Yes, it in part could be because she's peed in that place before and marking some territory, scent is still there so she goes again, etc.

Glad to hear she's doing somewhat better.

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posted October 21, 2012 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought she was better till I check in the room she was staying and found a couple spots where she urinated recently and it is still reddish urine I guess we will be taking her to the vet again, a better one this time than the last one who only wanted to keep x-raying my baby and racking up a huge bill.

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posted October 21, 2012 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

See if there might be any holistic vets in your area. They are often in it for the pet's health and don't overcharge. I know what you mean about vets that are in it large and part for the money.

Seek out the right one. Wishing you the best in finding one and that your cat gets better soon.

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posted October 21, 2012 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Virgo-AriesArtist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, T We both appreciate your kind thoughts. I will try calling the two other vets that were recommended, one holistic, the other known for being reasonable and trustworthy. We'll get Miss Boots feeling better soon!

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posted November 05, 2012 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pire     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello virgo aries artist, any news about the cat?

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