|Purred: Mon Nov 19, '12 8:39am PST |
|I have a very longterm problem with my female cat - she's a DSH, about 8.5 yrs old. I'll give some history: she's always been a neurotic and skittish cat and about as long as I've had her she's peed outside the box. She lives with another cat, her brother, who is basically the alpha cat - although he's pretty mellow and affectionate with me, he sort of dominates her. He's mostly been indoor-outdoor, and she's mostly been indoor, although lately she's been going outside more. We have three litter boxes that I clean every day, and two are uncovered - since he's often outdoors, a lot of times at least one of the boxes is totally clean, so I don't think it's a litter box issues.
She's been on an anti-anxiety drug, Clomipramine, for almost 6 years - it does seem to help but it doesn't totally stop the peeing. She seems to go thru periods where she pees more, and lately it's been pretty bad.
We now have a 7 month old baby and I'm less tolerant of this problem. Honestly if I didn't know she would be euthanized I would probably give her away.
Most recently she started peeing right outside his bedroom door, which is also right near the backdoor. We don't have much carpet in our place, partly because of her peeing, but we have hardwood floors and I'm getting worried about repeated peeing in the same spot warping the wood. So we've put some aluminum foil down there, which seems to work so far. But I'm worried she'll just find another place to pee - she always has.
Are there any suggestions people can make?
We're just really frustrated!
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