Cats can be finicky about where they relieve themselves. It might seem obvious, but many cat owners forget that their cats can see, smell, and hear everything going on in the house. When they feel like they’re being watched and listened to, they behave accordingly. This means that if they feel like they’re peeing in front of you every single day, they’re going to start peeing in front of you every single day. Cat pee is odorless until it’s exposed to air. As a result, it’s very difficult to know when your cat is peeing outside of designated spots. If they aren’t fixed, cat urine stains easily. Cat urine is acidic and so it can eat away at wood, concrete, and other porous materials. These are just a few of the reasons why cat pee is so hard to clean. If you have a cat, you might have already come to terms with the fact that they mark their territory. But, regardless of their particular habits, a lot of cat owners can still learn a few new tricks to keep their cats from peeing everywhere.
Keep in mind what motivates your cat
There are a few things you can do to encourage your cat to use the litter box. One of these is making sure your cat always has food and water accessible. You might also want to try mixing dry food with a little bit of liquid so that your cat has something to eat while he’s using the litter box.
Make your cat feel secure
Cats need to feel safe and confident in their surroundings. This can be accomplished a couple of different ways. One is to let your cat explore a bit more as she’s getting used to her new home. Another is to ensure that she has access to food and water at all times. If you don’t want to get into the habit of feeding your cat outside, try hiding some canned cat food in an accessible, but not obvious, location. This will help your cat feel more comfortable while also encouraging her to use the toilet.
Train your cat to only use the toilet
If your cat is getting used to using the toilet in the house, but then immediately going outside, he’s not getting the experience he needs to understand where the “outside” is. You can help your cat understand that the bathroom is only in the house through a training process. You can also use a “toilet pen” to keep your cat confined to the toilet.
Scold your cat if she urinates somewhere she shouldn’t
Every once in a while, your cat is going to go outside the box. If you want to make sure he understands that he isn’t supposed to, you need to promptly scold him. Your cat is going to understand fear and punishment way better than he understands your words.
Clean up cat urine as soon as possible
The sooner you can clean up cat urine, the better. This is because the longer it stays, the harder it is to get out. If you notice that your cat is urinating outside of her designated spot, clean up as soon as possible. Put on rubber gloves and a mask and grab some paper towels.
Don’t let your cat roam free
You know the saying “free roam” is a myth right? Well, it doesn’t apply to cats. They don’t have the same “miles per gallon” that we do, so they don’t get gas to go anywhere. When you let your cat roam free, you have no control over where she goes.
Teach your cat to use a cat flap
A cat flap allows your cat unrestricted access to the outdoors. They’re a good way to encourage your cat to use the toilet and can also be used to help your cat get used to being outside without you.
Cats are territorial animals and they hate change. They might be more likely to use the toilet if you switch them over to a dry food diet.
It can be difficult to keep your cat from urinating outside of the litter box. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to encourage your cat to use the litter box and keep him from urinating outside of it. If you want to keep your cat from urinating everywhere in your home, you need to make sure he has access to the litter box at all times. You also need to make sure he has food and water in one place so that he can’t get into mischief while he’s thirsty or hungry.