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An_247631 posted:
My cat who is a 1.5 years old has recently started peeing in our hallway for no reason, but it only happens when I'm home. I have seen her use the litter box, but this only started happening since I gave her a bath a few weeks ago for fleas. My husband got after her last night for of coarse peeing in the hallway (I had been away at work all day and she did nothing until I got home), while I was getting ready for work this morning she started to pee on my husbands jean which were laying in the floor. What can I do??
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
Take her to your veterinarian right away. While this may be a behavioral problem, she may also have a medical one such as a urinary tract disease. Common symptoms include frequent urination, sometimes vocalizing in the litterbox, and urinating outside the litterbox.

A simple urinalysis will tell you if it's medical or behavioral. If her urinalysis is normal, it's probably behavioral. If so, try using a pheromone diffuser (your veterinarian will know what to use) but if this doesn't work after a few weeks, you may need the services of a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist.

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


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