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Posted: 20-Oct-2005, 09:21 AM
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as a dog person i have been really biting my tongue through this thread...... tongue.gif note.gif


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Posted: 24-Oct-2005, 10:52 AM
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SCshamrock and Chocolatefilk:

I think putting his box in the area where he insists on going is the next step.
I did buy some vinegar, but we have not tried it yet.


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Posted: 24-Oct-2005, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE (j Padraig moore @ 24-Oct-2005, 10:52 AM)


Dundee - I hear ya! (woof!) laugh.gif

moore..... then i wouldnt be out of line in suggesting .......
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kitty potpie? biggrin.gif
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Posted: 24-Oct-2005, 01:08 PM
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QUOTE (dundee @ 24-Oct-2005, 11:34 AM)
kitty potpie? biggrin.gif

Yeh. tongue.gif

And throw in some slices of that good marinated carpet for a flavor booster.
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Posted: 25-Oct-2005, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (dundee @ 24-Oct-2005, 11:34 AM)
kitty potpie? biggrin.gif

I tell ya', last night I was so mad at him. My wife brought him to bed with us, because she thought he was acting strange. He stood at the foot of our bed as if in a daze. We thought the inuslin was a little off. Then he proceeds to whiz right on our bed and quilt! nono.gif
My wife grabbed him, causing a spray to go across the bedroom carpet. She took him to his box and as usual, he shot right out of there!!!! (I guess he no longer had to go)
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I tell ya', last night I was so mad at him. My wife brought him to bed with us, because she thought he was acting strange. He stood at the foot of our bed as if in a daze. We thought the inuslin was a little off. Then he proceeds to whiz right on our bed and quilt!


What a bummer. We had a problem with one of our cats peeing in the bed on a daily basis. It was a part of a turf war our three indoor female cats got into. Another one would pee on the wall by the bathroom door. We tried several thing, including keeping a waterproof mattress pad on the bed when we were not in it. We had to wash the pad daily. We finally got a two level cat cage and kept Kethry in there during the day. This gave her a safe place and the turf war subsided. Now keth only goes in when she wants to use her box or eat.

My last cat, a 15 year old female named Miri, spent her last 2 years in the bathroom. She could not find her box if it was more than a few feet away. We had her in a nice bed with a heating pad underneath.

These type of problems always seem to take time to resolve. We had to replace the hall carpet due to the turf war. I now have plastic carpet protector over the areas Tarma has marked before. It makes clean up much easier, though a little does seep through the cracks.







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QUOTE (j Padraig moore @ 25-Oct-2005, 11:19 AM)
I tell ya', last night I was so mad at him. My wife brought him to bed with us, because she thought he was acting strange. He stood at the foot of our bed as if in a daze. We thought the inuslin was a little off. Then he proceeds to whiz right on our bed and quilt! nono.gif
My wife grabbed him, causing a spray to go across the bedroom carpet. She took him to his box and as usual, he shot right out of there!!!! (I guess he no longer had to go)

Well -- I guess bringing him to bed with you wasn't quite the therapy it was intended to be.
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QUOTE (stoirmeil @ 26-Oct-2005, 11:41 AM)
QUOTE (j Padraig moore @ 25-Oct-2005, 11:19 AM)
I tell ya', last night I was so mad at him. My wife brought him to bed with us, because she thought he was acting strange. He stood at the foot of our bed as if in a daze. We thought the inuslin was a little off. Then he proceeds to whiz right on our bed and quilt!  nono.gif
My wife grabbed him, causing a spray to go across the bedroom carpet. She took him to his box and as usual, he shot right out of there!!!! (I guess he no longer had to go)

Well -- I guess bringing him to bed with you wasn't quite the therapy it was intended to be.

No it wasn't.
This morning I was greeted with a couple of pooh.gif pooh.gif on the kitchen floor. At least with it being on the linoleum it was easy to clean up.
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It's really looking like you're going to have to restrict him to a room or a few rooms with a box and an easy-clean surface until he gets over this, if he's going to. It's so sad -- a confused little old man cat is just what he sounds like. If there is a way to make him a bed with soft towels that can be just washed out easily, that would help.
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Last night I took kitty and put him in his box and he went #1!!!!
Its so funny, its like we are potty training a cat. We get excited if we get him to use his box!
This morning he had no suprises for us. First time in a while.
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QUOTE (j Padraig moore @ 02-Nov-2005, 11:55 AM)
Last night I took kitty and put him in his box and he went #1!!!!
Its so funny, its like we are potty training a cat. We get excited if we get him to use his box!
This morning he had no suprises for us. First time in a while.

Reward him immediately if he does it right again! Some kind of treat. Cats are weird and don't seem to understand punishment, except that it makes them sneaky -- but even a slug knows from reinforcement. laugh.gif I'm glad this phase is passing. You'll both be so much happier.
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QUOTE (j Padraig moore @ 02-Nov-2005, 11:55 AM)
Last night I took kitty and put him in his box and he went #1!!!!
Its so funny, its like we are potty training a cat. We get excited if we get him to use his box!
This morning he had no suprises for us. First time in a while.

Poor kitty. sad.gif I don't have any advice, other than a vet tech once told me if a cat's habits change (for the worse), that there is likely a medical problem. But since your cat already has diabetes, that's a horrible problem in itself.

My cat has a love affair with her litter box. She stands guard every time I clean it out! She's been using a box since she was about 4 weeks old (she was abandoned before her eyes were open), and if I pick the litter box up to empty it and clean it, she follows me and protests.

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Posted: 30-May-2006, 04:07 AM
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Dundee! You are awful, awful! Stop it! LOL

I am sorry y'all, I am a dog person now, but I was raised with cats most my life. My experience with both kitties or dogs is that anytime an animal changes behavior is that it is because of two things. Either the animal is not getting enough attention or has a serious medical problem. I feel very badly for the kitty and for you all having to deal with this, JP. It must be extremely stressful for your family. Besides diabetes, I would have the kitty checked out for other problems and please take him to another vet to do this! There are vets out there who truly care about the animals they treat...believe me.

My sister has two kitties and they are obsessed with their litter boxes. She can't clean them fast enough. They are right there when she cleans them and meows the whole time and as soon as she does, they jump in them to do their business, only for her to have to clean then again! Sheesh! Sounds so exhausting to me..but they are extremely clean cats. One even ran and barfed in its potty pan once! How amazing is that? ohmy.gif

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Posted: 30-May-2006, 12:55 PM
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One of our cats, who had been good about using the litter box, suddenly started peeing all over, including our bed with us in it. We took him to the vet and turns out he had a serious problem with kidney stones. Once his problem was resolved, he "reformed" his ways. The vet said that peeing where he wasn't supposed to was the only way he had to let us know there was a problem. Diabetes could easily cause a kidney problem. He needs to be checked by a vet you trust.

Also, we have a cat who is partially paralyzed and can't get into a litter box to use it. For him, we buy disposable bed pads (the kind for people with problems). We spread one on the floor and he crawls to it to do his business. (He doesn't always get it in the right place; his front end doesn't really know where his back end is, but he tries to do right.)


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Hey Carolinascotsman! I have had to put a doggy in baby diapers before. Whatever works, eh? Everyone kept telling me to put this dog down, but I would not. He lived a good full life, even if he was in diapers the latter part.
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