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    Time sensitive - cats urinating on carpet - please help!
    An_247486 posted:
    both of my cats were urinating on carpet, i took one to vet (girl), no uti, he gave antiobiotic for any inflamation and both have stress collars. i found out while at vet it was the other cat doing the urinating, then it was both. then are now being kept in bathroom to use litter box. my questions.

    1) how long should they remain in bathroom?
    2) it has come up about them being boarded at vets to re-establish litter box training. is this good idea?? and for how long? it is costly....
    3) will these ideas work??
    4) my cats are 12 and almost 8, they've never done this before and overnite started to. i'm a wreck over thought of losing them. are they better at vets than feeling my stress and having me going in and out of the bathroom. the bathroom is small but larger than a cage.

    PLEASE HELP!!! soon, Thank you!!! also, anything else you can add......i rent and cannot have them ruining the carpet.

    p.s. - does odor really come out if you get it right away??? i bought a can of The Equalizer at the vets.
    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
    If not done so already, have your veterinarian check a urinalysis on the other cat to make sure it isn't a medical problem. If the urinalysis is normal, add a pheromone diffuser to your house. If this problem doesn't resolve in the next week, you may need the services of a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. They are specifically trained in this area. If your veterinarian doesn't know one, they can be found online.

    Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
    The Cat Doctor
    Board Certified in Feline Practice

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