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hello my son brought a young male cat home after finding it in a bag tied up. we have an older female who has been spayed they get on most of the time, the problem is he urinates all over the house. how can we stop this, help

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Hi
well first you will have to have him neutered if he is not already as the spraying  will be territorial.

If he is spayed then the urinating is either a urinary infection that needs treatment of is the cats way of scenting the home to make it smell like them. In which case you will need to give him a week confined to one room with his litter tray, bed and toys (described at the bottom of this page /cat-poo.html)

The confinement time give the cat a smaller area to become familiar and confident in and also gets them used to the litter tray etc.

Persistence is the answer not discipline, be confident that he will get used to his tray, perhaps read some of my other pages about urination issues and litter training and give your cat who may have gone through something quite traumatic time to adjust to his new home, smells etc.

best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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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.

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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.

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

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