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my cat is pissing my off by pissing on my new rug!!!!!!?

ok i got a new throw rug about a month ago and all of a sudden today my cat pissed on. Hes old.the cat it i think he did i for the last week because it was damp but i saw him i know how 2 get rid of the smell but how do i break him of it? and why does he do it?! P.S the carpet does not smell like that new smell

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TAKE HIM TO A VET ASAP -- it could be a urinary blockage (or a urinary tract infection on its way to causing a blockage) and if if is, it can kill him VERY QUICKLY!!! If it turns out to NOT be that, at least you know for sure and can move on to the other possibilities! You say he's old, so it could just be the incontinence of old age. If there's something new going on at the house: new people/children, new pets, new furniture, used furniture that may have another animals scent on it, new room arrangements, etc., in the house that occurred around the time that you suspect he started doing this, then it could be that he's off-center and confused and emotionally distressed. Have you changed to a different litter or a different food. A different litter could upset his nose. A new food could upset his digestive system. BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. Would you be pissed off at a sick friend or relative because they pissed on your new rug?? NO!! You'd be upset about the situation, yes!!...BUT you'd do whatever you could to help that family member or friend!!! So, HELP YOUR CAT!!! HE'S A FAMILY MEMBER!!! Okay, sorry if it looks like I'm shouting, but, I'm not...caps are the only way I know to direct attention to important comments in the absence of being able to use bold and italics. As for the rug, you will need to clean it REALLY well to remove the odor of his urine, or he will return to that spot, even if he's totally well! I have included one or more links below to help you with that! There are some enzyme odor removers, as well, so I have included a link to a webpage that rates several. Just remember, your cat isn't scheming to piss you off. He's either sick or troubled, or simply having problems due to his old age. Best of luck and God bless! Lee
Aug 23, 2017
I agree with the other posts that you should have him evaluated for a urinary tract infection. Sometimes cats will pick a place that you're sure to notice because they're in distress. UTI's are very treatable but you need to take him asap to rule this out. Also, I agree, if you can't throw the rug in the wash, then I would throw it away. Cats tend to go back to the same place to pee. I also read somewhere that rugs with a rubber backing are more likely to attract peeing cats - something about the smell. Even though we can't smell the rubber scent, I'm sure that cats can. Good luck!
Aug 23, 2017
He may have a urinary tract infection. Is he peeing anywhere else and does the pee have any blood in it? You can try to clean the rug using something made specifically for cat urine since some cleans will just set the smell in. Lemons and limes tend to work well to keep a cat away. You most likely will need to get rid of the rug though. Sorry!
Aug 23, 2017
A UTI could be the cause of your cat's missing the box in favor for the rug, or he could be upset about something. Have you moved his box? Changed his food? Changed his schedule? Anything that is different that might seem small to you might be big to him. My mom's cat started pooping on her rug because my mom moved her litter box. She solved the problem by purchasing Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract cat litter; it is specifically made for cats who fail to use the litter box. There is a booklet inside the package that discusses how to deal with this issue. Dr. Elsey emphasizes that scolding the cat could have the opposite effect that you intend - it could cause the cat to urinate outside the litter box more frequently. This litter and the suggestions worked for my mom's cat. You can find it at Petsmart and other large pet supply stores. Good luck.
Aug 23, 2017

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