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post #1 of 8 Old 12-02-2008, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Cat Troubles...HELP! semi-long

I am having a huge dilemma right now....I have 2 cats and 2 dogs in an apartment (no it doesnt' smell like animals lol) here is their info(in order of seniority):

Boston (female) (siamese minx)-5 1/2 yrs and weighs about 8lbs
Bandit (male) (Pomeranian)-3 1/2 yrs weights 8lbs
Winston (male) (siamese)-3 yrs and weighs about 14lbs
Rex (male) (jack russell)-2 1/2 yrs weighs 12lbs


Now when we first had boston and bandit, things were fine...no problems. Then I got winston (dropped off at a pet store :() and he was a holy terror and ripped up the carpet, made everything a mess (typical cat) so we had to keep him kenneled up for the first 6 months whenever we left). Then we got rex, and well, him and Bandit are inseprible.
Now here's my problem. My girl boston had been peeing all over the place for the past 8 months or so.... she goes right next to the litter box, by the front door, and on any rug in the house (not the carpet, just rugs). She also poos there. I've had her checked out for bladder problems ect and there was nothing, so it must be behavioral. She is my boyfriends cat and was a very clean perfect cat before we got the boys. There is no getting rid of her (we dont' believe in getting rid of pets anyways, but...). The dogs don't terrorize her, just play with winston. Winston is a DEE DEE DEE cat... downright brainless. He IS CONSTANTLY picking on boston. I dont' know what to do!!! I am wondering if this is her way of being pissy is by peeing on the floor. He's such a brat to her and I've tried spanking, squirt bottle, throwing something to scare him, I don't know what to do :( Someone help!!! I am at the point right now that I just want to find him a home where someone can play with him all the time. He doens't like human affection, he eats flowers and fuzz off stuff. Ugh im so frustrated. We don't give animals away, but I never should have picked him up in the first place. I don't know how to fix this when I have a cat being terrorized by another cat that weighs twice her size!
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Sometimes cats will pee next to the litter box when the have some type of urinary tract infection or if they are sick. They will also refuse to use the litter box if it's "dirty" (to them) and some will not use the same litter box as another... but it kind of sounds like she might just be being "pissy"... I wish I could offer advice, maybe a second litter box?

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Thanks farmpony, that's the thing....she does it whether it's clean or not, and sometimes I see her in it (she pees outside of the box on rugs maybe 5 or 6 times a week). I got a second box, and the other cat uses it, but im not sure if she does. She was checked for a uti and stuff, and came up negative for anything, so it's behavioral. Im thinking I might need to find a good home for winston with a family or friend. He hasn't connected with anyone and doesn't really care for attention. He trashes the house if the bowl of food is halfway empty lol. He's just a trouble maker that's super fat!!! Ugh I am just not going to live the rest of his life with this problem, it's gross!!! Maybe ill have her checked again...the last time we checked was about 6 months ago and the vet told us it was behavioral. I have even started using the bags that you put in the boxes to keep it more clean, and we clean it out everyday!!! This is so annoying :(
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here is a link I found that has some ideas:

He Peed WHERE? - Cats Urinating outside the Litterbox

I hope you can get things figured out... sorry I can't be more help


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Sometimes animals do this when they are old. Sometimes they do it when stressed. Do you have a clean litterbox for each cat? Does another animal go in the box that belongs to the one going potty everywhere?

I'm betting you have too many animals in too small a home and it's stressing out the old timers. My kids want another cat. But we have 2 dogs and a very old cat. He's 18 and it's too stressful for him to add anybody else to the mix.

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The one that is peeing isn't even 6 yet, and yes we have 2 boxes, and the brat cat that terrorizes her pees in both. And he attacks her sometimes when she is in the box, so I think she is just going wherever she can....but she has the same spots.

Does it sound like I need to find a good home for the terror cat?
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I am having a huge dilemma right now....I have 2 cats and 2 dogs in an apartment (no it doesnt' smell like animals lol) here is their info(in order of seniority):

Boston (female) (siamese minx)-5 1/2 yrs and weighs about 8lbs
Bandit (male) (Pomeranian)-3 1/2 yrs weights 8lbs
Winston (male) (siamese)-3 yrs and weighs about 14lbs
Rex (male) (jack russell)-2 1/2 yrs weighs 12lbs


Then we got rex, and well, him and Bandit are inseprible.
So now Rex is friends with Bandit who was pals with Boston. Does that not tell you something? And Boston now has to compete with Rex for "attention" and since Winston is obviously out he must get attention another way.
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bandit and boston got a long, they weren't friends..... I think I have too many animals in the house and that winston is picking on her when she's at the potty box. The link above really helped A LOT. I just need to figure out how to fix the mess I got myself into, there's no where for me to put the potty box where he wont get her at, and she wont use the ones that are covered. Lol dilemma dilemma
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