You are here:

Cats/Peeing on towels


My cat is a rescue cat, I've had him for 11 years.  He was about 6 months old at the time. If I put a rug down or if my kids and I leave a towel or clothes on the floor he will pee on it regardless I just changed out his litter box.  I took him to the vet 3 years ago. He gave me pills for my cat but he is still peeing on towels. Do I need to take him back to the vet?  My cat loves me and my kids there's no jealousy. If my cat is peeing on a towel and I catch him he knows he's done something wrong. Because he runs out of the room quickly.

this is a complex issue is all to do with territory. Your cat is not being naughty etc he just feels the need to scent mark these areas. Now why he feels this way is the complicated bit as there are so many possible causes and some of them may not be obvious to us.

I have written a page about this issue to provide more information on why this happens and how you can try and help your cat. here is the page


best wishes Kate


All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Kate Tilmouth


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.


I run my own cat website at 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.

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

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

©2017 All rights reserved.