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Question DetailsAsked on 9/16/2013

how do you get a cat to stop peeing on the carpet?

I have a 19 yr old cat and we just moved into an apartment with wall-to-wall carpeting. Although she uses her litterbox, I caught her peeing on the carpet.

I'm having a professional cleaner coming, but how can I correct her behavior?

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At 19 years old...be sure first that she doesn't have some type of urinary infection or beginning of Diabetes?? ( some "recalled" foods were causing kidney issues). Next...at 19 and moving her to new surroundings...she is probably very stressed. I would try putting a litter box in every room for her...she may be a bit dis-oriented...I'm assuming she wasn't doing this in the place you lived before?? There may have been a cat in that apartment before that left their urine mark?? Be patient with your 19 year old girl.....also the pet food recalls can be found at www.dogfoodadvisor.com all pet foods and treats that had recalls will be there. Best of luck with her....be thankful you have a 19 year old....not too many cats live that long. :)

Answered 6 years ago by dogtrainer

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My vet says this is a very difficult problem to correct if it is a behavior problem. Determine that the cat has no medical problems. If the cat is healthy and it is a behavior problem anti-depressionor anti-anxiety medications may work. We tried Lexapro for cats in pill and liquid form but couldn't get them into the cat. Now using a gel that goes on the ear and so far it is working.The product is Fluoxetine 50 MG used once a day on the ear flap where there is no fur. The vet called it in as a prescription to Professional Arts Pharmace in Baltimore MD. They mailed it directly to me.

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