Cats are expected to pee in their litter box. Some intelligent kitties (like mine) learn to pee in the toilet.
However, some cats pee in places that they shouldn’t--like the bed or the couch.
Do keep in mind that cats don’t do this intentionally and you should never punish your cat for such behavior. In this blog post, we will answer the question, “Why is my cat peeing on the bed?” in as much detail as possible.
Let’s get started!
Peeing in places where they aren’t supposed to--like the couch or the bed--can be a sign of a serious medical issue.
If your kitty has started peeing on the bed out of the blue, the chances are that it’s because of a medical condition. Make sure to take your kitty to the vet to ensure that she’s not suffering from a medical problem.
There are many reasons why cats pee on beds and couches.
One reason may be the fact that your kitty feels safer going to the bathroom on these surfaces as compared to the litter tray. In such cases, you can try changing where you keep the litter tray.
Another reason could be problems with the litter tray.
Keep in mind that there should be at least one litter tray per cat in a household. Cats don’t like to share their litter boxes with other cats--no matter how close they are to each other. Placing the litter tray in areas with good views also seems to work for most cats.
After all, cats can’t read the News on their phone or read the ingredients on shampoo and conditioner bottles when in the litter box!
The type of box that you’re using is also important.
Cats don’t like covered litter boxes. While they may be more convenient for you and keep the weird smells out of your house, cats just don’t like them as much as uncovered ones.
And, if your cat doesn’t like her litter box, she won’t like using it to pee.
Relationship issues are another reason why your cat may be peeing on the couch or the bed.
If you have multiple cats in your household, its natural for them to fight. However, do keep in mind that mild as well as severe disputes between your kitties could be a reason why you come home to a wet bed.
Dogs, too, could be a source of stress for cats.
When cats feel stressed or threatened in their safe spaces, they tend to pee in places that they shouldn’t.
So, you should keep your pets seperate and reintroduce them slowly to ensure that neither one of them gets stressed out.
Finally, another reason why your cat may be peeing in places that she shouldn’t is separation anxiety.
Cats develop close attachments with people and fellow animals, and sensitive kitties get anxious when they realise that their favorite person if about to leave. So, they respond to your absence by peeing in places that they shouldn’t.
Your bed or couch is saturated with your scent.
By peeing in such places, your cat is trying to mingle its scent with yours.
When your cat pees on your bed, couch, or any other surface, it is a serious problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
While it can be frustrating to come home to the stench of cat urine in your safe space, you should never punish your cat for such behavior. The right thing to do is to identify the reasons for the problem and address them.
If you aren’t able to get to the bottom of things, you can seek help from a qualified expert.
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