You are here:

Cats/cat urinating

Advertisement


Question
All of the sudden my cat decided to start urinating on my bedding while i am sleeping. I have not changed litter brands. The box is always clean and in the same location. He is the only cat in the household. Any suggestions?

Answer
Hi
this kind of behavior is either linked to a urinary tract problem or a behavior issue. However urinating on bedding is more associated with behavioral issues.

urine is not just used a s ascent marker to other cats but it is also used to comfort the cat as well i.e. make the house smell more like them which makes them feel more secure.

has there been any changed in the house, i.e. new smells , new furniture, moving furniture, new people or animals around inside or out i.e. can your cat see another cat outside which has upset them.  there are many many causes of this problem and does take a little detective work from you to discover what could have made your cat feel unsettled.

I have written a web page about this kind of problem which may be able to provide some answers for you etc. /cat-urine.html

best wishes Kate

Cats

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Kate Tilmouth

Expertise

I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

Experience

I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

Publications
I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Education/Credentials
Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.