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My Peeing cat
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She is "acting out" and marking territory. Has she been spayed? Sometimes that helps. In any case, she feels inferior to the other cats and is trying to get your attention. As for peeing in inappropriate places, often dousing it with white vinegar helps - supposedly cats don't like the smell. We had a cat that had similar habits once, and it took some serious "hands on" therapy to break her. Luckily, both my husband and I work at home, so we were present when she misbehaved, and were able to squirt her with water (using a spray bottle) whenever we saw her in her "squat" position outside of the litter box.
I wish you the best of luck!
She has been spayed! To be honest I think that she's not quite all there. We've tried the spraying water at her method, it worked in the short term, in that she stops and runs off, but that can cause her to go 'undercover' and pee somewhere odd (like her food bowl, which she did last night). Will try vinegar though, we are currently using tea tree oil, which is sometimes successful sometimes not (I think she must hold her breath!)
I would suggest trying a different kind of cat box filler. Cats are very very particular creatures when it comes to their bathrooms, and where some of them are fine with one kind, others object strongly to it. Most cats would prefer to not have their litter perfumed or scented.. remember that their sense of smell is so much better than ours that what is lightly scented to us is overpowering to them!
Another thing you could try is a spray called Feliway.
It is a behavior modification spray that very closely mimics the pheromones cats rub on places from the scent glands on the sides of their faces. These pheromones are generally only applied to places where the cat feels comfortable or safe. When applied in a room, the cat is less likely to engage in aggressive or territorial marking of that room, because the pheromone helps to calm them down.
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