|Purred: Mon Oct 21, '13 2:42pm PST |
|hi all - i hope you guys can help!
there might be a post on this forum about this, but right now i am completely stressed and totally flustered, to the point i don't even think i can calmly search.
i have had my cat angie for about 5 years, since she about three months old, if not a little older. she's always had "toilet" problems, so a few years ago i switched her to an at-home diet (from canned), which really helped her a lot in terms of having solid stool (and all the things that go along with that). when i switched her over, she was pretty mad and would pee on everything and anything on the ground - shoes, purses, towels, clothing, you name it. i literally stepped out of a pair of shoes, came back ten minutes later and she'd peed in both of them.
i took her to the vet and we decided, by process of elimination, that it was a behavioural issue. i tried the pheromone therapy but it didn't work. i even picked up extra litter boxes. eventually she got used to the food and she chilled out.
but. the peeing has started again. unfortunately this time around, i'm pregnant. the biggest frustration is at the moment i live in a house with two other dogs (not mine). she didn't have a problem with the dogs and we've been here for over a year. i'm almost sure her peeing has to do with her knowing something's going on with mom, but when you have to regularly get on hands and knees to clean up after two other dogs, having the cat pee on things is almost the straw to break the camels back.
at first i thought the extra pee puddles on the floor were the older dog (she has anxiety issues) but i just caught angie peeing in their cardboard scratch box house. my stress levels are through the roof.
please tell me there is something i can do to stop this behaviour before it gets any worse. we haven't even started the house-wide stressful act of packing for our impending move, and i need to nip this in the bud. as much as i love her, i can't spend the last trimester of my pregnancy cleaning up after her.
at my wits end!
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