Cat Training and Behavior (Domestic and Feral)/i need help with my cat !

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i have three cats all males i found two on train tracks with two girls a kittens and took them in there were perfect then we gave away the girls and one of the girls got pregnant so we took one of their kittens but one of my first two cats started peeing at the age of 1 before the new kitten came there neutered all of them but i think they still can mark there territory the cats a foot away from the box and all over the living room for no reason like i don't change anything in the house its clean same with there litter what should i do ! my daughter would die if i gave it away or put it down. help !

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First of all I want to make sure it's marking and not an infection going on. Have you seen him and is he standing up or squatting? They will be standing up when they mark and if he has an infection, that needs to get cleared up before anything will work.


There are different things you can try such as adding additional litter boxes, moving the boxes to a different location or changing type of litter or box.

If mrking is what's going on then we need to figure out whats made him so angry to find a resolution. And remember anything little can cause this.  

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Melissa Burg, RVT/Behavior Consultant

Expertise

I have experience dealing with different cat behavior signs, including separation anxiety, possible aggression and the difference between fear aggression and actual aggression, this would include possible feral cats. I also am familiar with the several different approaches to introducing a new cat to the environment as well as how each cat or cat and dog and live comfortable and dealing with litter box issues and help you decide if the problem is medical or behavioral.

Experience

My experience began with my own cats and escalated while working with area animal shelters for the past 10 years. I was able to watch and learn how the cats would react to different stimulus and each other. My experience grew during college and became able to distinguish between medical and behavior issues.

Publications
"Pawfect Pets," a weekly column in my local newspaper with pet health and behavior and training tips.

Education/Credentials
I graduated with an Associate's in Veterinary Technology in 2009 and became RVT in the state of Iowa in 2012 with a focus on Behavior.

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