It can be upsetting and stressful for you, and can become incredibly expensive if you’re forced to continually clean carpets and floors, or replace furniture.
Many cat owners mistakenly believe that the problem will eventually go away… Others give up in frustration and are forced to give their cat away, or worse…
Today, Timmy is a happy, contented and well-trained cat who hasn’t peed outside the litter box in 3 years.
I can leave my house for hours, and give him the run of every room with 100% confidence that he will NEVER pee anywhere other than his litter box.
Since 2009 I’ve been working as a Veterinary Technician for the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Back in 2011, a colleague of mine brought in a skinny little tabby cat who had been found with 6 other cats in an empty house.
The owner’s home had been foreclosed due to him losing his job and not being able to keep up the repayments.
Eventually, the cats were discovered when the realtor entered the home, days after the owner had left.
He immediately called us to come and help. It was clear straightaway that the cats were fortunate to be still alive. They were suffering from severe malnutrition, and there was pee and poop all over the house.
I instantly fell in love with the smallest one. He was very unwell and close to death when he was rescued.
Not having a pet at the time, I asked that I be allowed to take him home, which my bosses allowed me to do once he was well enough.
He would pee on the furniture, in the corner of the kitchen, on the bed, on my clothes – anywhere but the litter box, in fact!
I was constantly…