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Why Does My Cat Pee on My Bed?

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Lucy waiting for cat cookiesReason your cat urinates outside the box

Cats don’t set out to be bad or have a revenge plot in mind. I know it can be frustrating and there can be many reasons for what seems to be a revolt. Trust me, they are not capable of a manipulative behavior. Yes, cats are smart but would never do a no-no to teach you a lesson.

I have had my share of cats peeing and pooping outside of the box. It is frustrating. Most incidents there was a reason and for the ones that were a puzzle I found a solution.

 

It is just like they say in real estate, location, location, location.

That is probably the first issue to look at. If a cat feels like it has no privacy where the litter box resides they will find somewhere else to do their business. But what if that was fine months ago for them, but why is it a problem now? The answer to that question is what has changed. Do you have a new pet? Is there someone new in the house? Is there more activity in the area of the litter box? Was there something that fell in the area that frightened your cat? Are there new smells in the area?

Are you using a new litter box or a different cat litter? Is the litter box being changed often enough? Do you have enough litter boxes? Are the litter boxes placed in a convenient place for them to use when needed? Are the litter boxes sharing space with people in the house?

Not sure why my cat Freckles, decided to use a suitcase. Had left it on the floor after a short vacation and she used it to pee on, totally out of character for her. Tried to cut the odor, but it never really did go away. For her reason, I doubt that it was because we had gone away. More likely the luggage smelled maybe of a room that had a dog in it or the litter box she wanted to use was occupied at the time and this was an easy substitute. But not a pay back for leaving. All the cats had been left before so this wasn’t a reason.

If nothing in the environment has changed time to investigate another reason.

 

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Benefits of Giving Lysine to Cats

 

chocolate point Siamese and blue point Siamese cats playing with cat toys

Lily’s 3rd Birthday and Lucy playing with toys

Lysine an Alternative

 

With a runny nose and one watery eye, the vet suggested Lucy take Lysine.

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Interesting, as I thought we were in for a round of antibiotics. A refreshing alternative. Advocate for vitamins and minerals as a decent cure for what ails you or a pet.

 

Much prefer a drugless solution. Drugs are not a natural substance found in our systems. I doubt anyone is ever lacking in aspirin. Yes, it helps. But if the cause of  ailments is a lack of a vitamin or a mineral, doesn’t it make more sense to fill the void?

 

Have always searched for the answers to ultimate health.

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When Cats Get Sick

June 2022

Blue Point SIamese healthy after being sick

Lucy alert and back to her old self.

 

It has been a rough month for my little ones.

 

Sometimes we never know what causes them to get ill. Especially since mine are both indoors. No sliding glass door. No contact with other animals or people. We didn’t even touch another animal, yet they still got sick.

 

The ironic part, neither was sick because of the other.

 

Started with Lucy having loose bowel movements. Several days, and still no change. Soon graduated into her meowing and standing on the bed. Her usual MO for a no-no. Band her from the rooms with beds… after cleaning up several messes. Two plus weeks we had bedroom doors closed.

 

Lucy either did it on the bed or in the litter box. There could have been a third alternative. I’ll take my wins where I can.

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Journey of a Cat’s Private Chef

August 2021

 

Chocolate point Siamese cat hanging on a cat tree shelf playing one of the cats with red gums

Lily hanging out on the cat tree.

Lily and Lucy both have red gums. There has been improvement since I first started on this quest. Lily’s breath improved. Their coat is silkier. Still, there wasn’t enough progress.

 

By appointment time for both cats, I made a recent purchase of cat food. Ugh.

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