Cat peeing next to me while asleep in bed

by The Neptune Cat Lady
(Neptune city NJ)

My 2 year old female indoor cat will jump on my bed and urinate, right next to me while I am asleep. I have taken her to the vet and while she did have an infection, that has been cleared but the habit has only gotten worst.

This only occurs in the middle of the night. She does use the litter box at other times and once did the same thing when I was asleep on an air mattress in another room of the house when I had company.

I used to think she was attached to the bed, but now I think it is me? Any insight on why she would be doing this and how to get her to stop?

I also have two other cats with no such problems.


ANSWER:

Your cat's inappropriate urination may be linked to the infection she had. She should be rechecked to make sure everything is still fine with her urinary tract.

Also, if blood work wasn't analyzed, there are many conditions other than a urinary infection that cats can have that lead them to urinate outside the litter box.

It is also possible that everything is fine with your cat's health, but urinating where you sleep has become a cat behavioral problem, a habit that originated from having an infection. For suggestions on dealing with that, please read Cat Elimination Problems as well as other pages that page will lead you to. There are many.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for writing,
Dr. Neely

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