Is Your Cat Peeing on the Bed or Couch? Here’s Why
Any proud cat parent will hide this part of their pet while bragging about their cat! Yes, it is peeing on anything. She knows there is a litter box and her special spot to pee, but she may not go there. You will find her peeing on your sofas, couches and beds. But why is your feline friend peeing on these?
Why do cats urinate on bed?
1. Health Issue
The First thing you should look for, is her health. Your cat may be suffering from issues in her urinary tract which is why is she is peeing in inappropriate places.
2. Anxiety and Stress
As a cat parent, you must be knowing that your cat is sensitive to surroundings. So, think of any new things or members you invited lately to your home. This might have possibly triggered her stress.
Urinating is in a way, her silent opposition to these new changes hehe…
3. Location of Litter Box
It is time to review the location of your litter box. See if it has something that repels your cat from going to the litter box for peeing. For example, things that she hates.
4. Type of Litter Box
Finicky felines are always choosy. So, may be the litter box is no more in her “Style”. Try some new cool ideas for an attractive litter box that your cat would like.
5. Simply confused
Okay, may be your cat is confused between bathroom and bedroom! It can happen, yes.
How to stop your cat from peeing on bed?
1. Visit the Vet
This is the first thing you should be doing in order to make sure that your cat is healthy. Check with your vet and mention that she is peeing on inappropriate places like your bed.
2. Addressing her litter box problems
If your doc doesn’t find anything abnormal with her health, then look for changing the location of her litter box or try beautifying the existing space. Otherwise, you can simply try replacing it with a more colorful one.
3. Destress your cat
Maybe you have to cope up with her anxiety and stress caused by any changes in the surrounding. So, try to get her back to the old surroundings or give her some time to get used to the changes.
4. Train her to pee in the correct place
Despite giving her the coolest litter box and an attractive spot, if you see her peeing, then it is her brain that is fed with an instruction to “pee on the bed”. So, train her not to, by feeding her on the bed/ playing with her on the bed. This way she will relate the bed to activities other than peeing.
I hope your meowy mate stops peeing on your favorite bed. Happy cattying (not cat-peeing of course!) 😊