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What is the reason for cats peeing indiscriminately?

Update Time:2023/12/12
What is the reason for cats peeing indiscriminately?

Many cats don’t like to drink water, so their urine is highly concentrated. In addition, there is a special substance called felinine in cat urine, so the smell of cat urine is very strong.

Therefore, when a cat poops and urinates at home, we may be at risk of being fainted by the odor when we open the door. If you want to solve this problem, join me to take a look at 6 common causes and solutions for cats suddenly peeing and peeing indiscriminately!


1. Stress response
If the cat has been frightened recently, such as taking a bath, going out for an injection, being beaten or scolded, or being stimulated by sound, etc., it may have a stress reaction, which can cause symptoms such as trembling, loss of appetite, hiding, and urination.


(1) Use mood soothing spray or stabilizing collar to relieve the cat’s mood;

(2) Playing harp classical music indoors is effective for some cats;

(3) Keep quiet, reduce stimulation, and let the cat calm down slowly.

2. Separation anxiety
Cats that have been raised since childhood are usually clingy and unhappy when separated from their cat. After the cat goes out, the cat may become destructive, suspicious, depressed, bark, pee, or even self-mutilate.


(1) Carry out desensitization training and increase the frequency of daily outings, gradually increasing the duration from a few minutes to a few hours;

(2) Prepare scratching posts or toys for cats to distract them;

(3) Play movies or light music to relieve your mood;

(4) You can consider getting an extra cat to keep them company with each other.


3. Environmental changes
Cats that are new to the home, are being moved, or are being fostered frequently. Cats feel unfamiliar with the environment and are anxious, so they need to redefine their territory through urine.


(1) Collect the cat’s feces & urine into the litter box;

(2) The excrement outside must be cleaned in time;

(3) Play with the cat more, pet the cat, and soothe the cat's mood (except for new arrivals);

(4) Keep things that cats have used before. Cats will feel more at ease when they smell their own scent.

4. Cat litter box/cat litter is uncomfortable
It may be that the cat litter box is not clean or too small, the cat litter does not feel right, there is too little, there is too much dust, or the scent is too strong, or the litter box is placed in a location that does not provide enough privacy.


(1) Change the cat’s litter box to a larger litter box;

(2) Replace with previously used cat litter, and the thickness of the cat litter should be at least 5cm;

(3) Scoop poop and clean cat litter box in time;

(4) Place a litter box for the cat in a hidden corner.


5. Cat in heat
Male and female cats will urinate everywhere during the breeding season. Male cats mainly do it to mark their territory, while female cats do it more to attract the opposite sex.

According to data from the foreign organization "Manhattan Cat Expert", 10% of male cats and 5% of female cats will retain this behavior after neutering.


(1) In order to prevent cats from forming habits, it is recommended to have cats neutered as soon as possible;

(2) After neutering the cat, you should comfort the cat more;

(3) Clean up the cat’s excrement in time to remove the smell.

6. Urinary diseases
If your cat has symptoms such as random urination, frequent urination, oliguria, dripping urine, painful urination, hematuria, and anuria, it is likely to be suffering from a urinary system disease, which is usually more common in male cats.


(1) Take the cat to the pet hospital for examination in time to determine whether it is a urinary tract infection or stones;

(2) Use diuretics & anti-inflammatory drugs to treat cats;

(3) Large stones require surgical removal;

(4) Make the cat drink more water at ordinary times, and feed it prescription food for the urinary system.