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Behavior & Training > Peeing EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME, and for WHAT reason?? Heeellp...
Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Dec 20, '12 8:03am PST 
Haven't had a chance to get to a vet yet, but I'm almost 100% positive this is due to stress. Here's why:

This started when I closed the bathroom door. When I started leaving it open again, the peeing stopped. Them my friend is staying with me for the time being, and Attila HATES having company, especially men. He clawed a hole through the cheap wall by the bath tub and I had to spend a whole morning scootching around under my apartment complex fishing him out. Once back inside safe and sound, the bathroom door closed. But now he cries at both the bathroom door AND the front door, reaches up and paws at the knobs. If I keep the house clean and the day is quiet, he goes in his litter box. If my friend is around all day (while I'm at work) Attila pees on his stuff. If my friend and I are both home and watching movies and having fun, Attila takes my clothes into the litter box and pees on them. If Attila is yowling and I shush him? God forbid I do that, because he marches right up to me, bats me with his paw and then stomps of to the nearest hardest-to-wash thing and squats while making eye contact the whole time.

I think most of it is that Attila really really hates being an indoor cat. For years he was indoor/outdoor, with a cat door and tons of safe area to roam and hunt and frolic. This area we live in now is unquestionably unsafe, and there's no way I can let him go out. He was having depression issues before when we moved, which involved a little bit of urination but mostly ripping his fur out. When Raider became part of the family, Attila became his old self again, and more! She's getting big though, and their rough housing gets pretty rough, and Attila still does have an injured leg. I think that plays a part in this too, because I know the cold has been bothering it.

In the past he has never hesitated to express his frustrations at me. He knows how to get to me! I had an SO living with me, Attila attacked them at night. At a different house I tried to make him indoor and he'd drag things around, yowl, attack my face or my little dog ALL NIGHT and sleep-deprived me for weeks before we ended up moving into a different house and for whatever reason he just liked it better. He's never liked closed doors or cupboards where he can reach, and opens them and walks away. Doesn't go in them, doesn't want the contents, just opens them and leaves. If one is closed or latched, he's always clawed at it meowing like crazy.

I'm still going to take him to the vet when I get a chance, but in the meantime I need to clean and re-organize my house so nothing can be used against me.
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Behavior & Training > Peeing EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME, and for WHAT reason?? Heeellp...
Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Sat Dec 8, '12 5:38pm PST 
Eek okay I haven't set up a vet down here yet but I'll look into that ASAP. Thanks everyone.
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Behavior & Training > Peeing EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME, and for WHAT reason?? Heeellp...

Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Dec 6, '12 7:51am PST 
...Wow he just went for it again and I yelled NO!! and he ran off, then jumped up on my bed and started to squat there. A lot of angry meowing but I got him off in time and now he's under it sulking. I'm at a loss and incredibly stressed out.
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Behavior & Training > Peeing EVERYWHERE, ALL THE TIME, and for WHAT reason?? Heeellp...

Attila the- Hun

Mommy? Mommy!- MOMMY!!
 
 
Purred: Thu Dec 6, '12 7:48am PST 
Hey Catster! It's been a while. I really need some insight because I'm losing my mind. Attila, for the last couple weeks, has been peeing on EVERYTHING. While still using his litter box for poop, he has chosen to urinate on the dog's bed, any cloth items on the floor, my purses and bags... Heck one night i accidentally knocked my pillow off the bed and come morning it was saturated. He does it right in front of me too! Besides the obvious reasons that this is a problem, I am super allergic to cat pee and I feel like I'm dying.

So it was never really uncommon for him to vindictively urinate every huge once in a while as a way to express his dissatisfaction with me (ie- telling him NO and shooing him, when I made him just an in-door cat, when we've moved, often if a guy was over...). He is sensitive and shows it. But this is excessive and I can't find a reason. The only things that have changed recently are these:

-The weather (I wonder if the cold bothers his leg)

-Right around the same time Attila discovered he could pry open the little trap door to the plumbing in our bathtub, Raider found out she could destroy toilet paper, so I began closing the bathroom door which has bothered him. He will stand on his hind legs and paw at the door knob, and whenever I go in there he comes running to try to get in.

-New bag of food

-I was seeing someone (but that ended a week ago)

...yeah I can't really think of anything else. While I was typing this he came over and started to pee right next to me. I ran him to the litter box where he scratched, squatted, and was there for a while but then dashed off and I don't see much pee. He's gone back in there three times now which is weird, and when he leaves it he dashes out. I clean it often and just recently scrubbed it down, but I'm going to do it again today.

I will take him to the vet if the problem persists, but because 99% of the time he's acting normal, looks great, and is still pooping where he's supposed to, I'm trying to troubleshoot first.

Thanks!
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Cat Health > Hey Catster it's been a while...

Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Jul 19, '12 9:45am PST 
I believe one of my last posts on here was about Attila pulling out his hair. Well it only got worse, and his whole coat became rather dull, and his behavior was rather foul and anti-social.

WELL THIS ALL CHANGED with an unintentional new addition to the family. I rescued a kitten on 4th of July from a hairy situation, but not with intent of keeping her. It's been a couple weeks and I have to announce that it's official; Raider Shannon is the newest addition to the Savage family. FROM DAY ONE of her presence in my house, Attila has done a 180 and is glowing and happy and social and full of vigor once again. He LOVES the new little girl, and has made it clear that she needs to stay with us.

I've just been so happy and wanted to share that my baby boy has his health back and is doing very well once again!
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Cat Health > Ripping out all the hair on his belly/legs/tail
Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Mon Mar 26, '12 9:52am PST 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAUHH!!

So Attila has decided to tear out all the fur on his lower belly, inner hind legs, and base of his tail. We recently moved to Long Beach in early January, into not really the greatest or cleanest apartment (we will be relocating asap). He is up to date on his flea prevention and his food (TotW) hadn't changed, but I did start feeding him drastically less because he was quite overweight and is now strictly indoors.

The hair pulling started maybe a month ago. His skin isn't irritated, his general demeanor is normal, and if anything he has been getting happier as he's adjusted to this 700-mile move. I don't know what could be causing him to do this!!
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Cat Health > Attila has WORMS :(

Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Dec 8, '11 11:01am PST 
OKAY - did a little more research and spoke with pet store/vet people. These are tapeworms, and he may have got them from an infected flea or an infected animal he caught. The eggs have to be ingested, so I'm probably fine. I did miss his flea treatment for a couple months and was over-due on his de-wormer (because he is indoor/outdoor I give him the tapeworm pill every five or six months just in case), and he has been living at my parent's house where they don't really upkeep their animals. I got the pills again, plus some flea medication, and am de-worming all of my animals anyway. The dogs do get Trifexis, which is a flea/worm (excluding tapeworm) pill every month, so I'm not too worried about them but in case they ate some cat poop or something.

Uhg they are so gross.

Thanks everyone for feedback!
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Cat Health > Attila has WORMS :(

Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Dec 8, '11 8:00am PST 
As soon as they open that's my plan. But do you think I need to worry about having them?
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Cat Health > Attila has WORMS :(

Attila the- Hun

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Purred: Thu Dec 8, '11 7:45am PST 
Staying with my parents for the holidays. Just saw worms all over my cat's behind this morning, and I'm trying not to freak out. So there are four cats total in the house right now, and three dogs (this is including my cat and two dogs). I'm assuming I should pick up de-worming pills for everybody, right? Then my cat sleeps in the bed with me, so I should wash all my bedding. He sleeps by my face...is there any way I could get them? The ones I wiped off of him today were alive. Can they crawl around and into other things? I have never had an animal with worms before I'm just disgusted beyond belief.

What pills should I get?

What else can I do about all this?

Thank you everyone!
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Raw Food Diet > Atta Cat *BARF* Heeeeeelllp!
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Purred: Mon Oct 31, '11 11:59am PST 
Awesome thank you!
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