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3 yr old spayed female in household with 2 older cats. We got her as rescue kitten. Shit tzu puppy brought into household a yr ago. She started urinating in master bedroom about same time. No health problems.  We know she is literally pissed about dog. We need help in behaviorally changing her attitude

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Hi Ceal,

First off make sure the dog isn't going after her. If he is you need to teach the dog first about respecting your cat. She probably isn't pissed at the dog , just scared. Here's a link about what to do for that.

http://www.sfspca.org/sites/default/files/Cat%20and%20Dog%20Introductions.pdf

Get a good enzymatic cat urine cleaner. Use it in the areas she has been urinating in. This will remove any smells that tempt her back. Get a new litter box and litter and put it in the master bedroom for her. She probably feels safe in your room. And if she has a box in the safe room she won't use any place else. Get her this or something like this. It will help her.

http://www.petnaturals.com/vitamins_supplements/calming-support-softchews-cats.p

Make sure she feels safe and protected from the dog. And make sure she feels love from you. She needs that. Do these things and I believe your problem should clear up. Good luck and take care.

Ciao, Karen  

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I can give advice on cat behavior. I can help about newborn kitten care. I can help with senior cat care. I can answer questions about cat proofing a home or making it cat friendly. I can answer diet questions. I can answer home treatments questions for cats. At present I have 13 cats in home and two ferals outside. And there's always room for one more!

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I have over 40 year's experience with cats. Father was a veterinarian and I assisted him in his work. I have 15 cats at present. Most are shelter or feral rescues. I have one purebred cat. I have done cat rescues and foster care. Some thoughts to carry with you. A Cat's 10 Commandments My life is likely to last 15-20 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful. Give me time to understand what you want of me. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainments. But I have only you. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you swat me, before you strike me, remember that I have teeth that could draw blood. And claws to strike back. And yet I choose not to attack you. If I don't act right then have me checked to see what is wrong. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old. On the difficult journey, on the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there. Because I love you so. Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful thing without God's critters. Pass this on.

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