2 Reasons Your Male Cat May Be Peeing Everywhere

15 September 2017
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You love your male cat. You make sure he has good food and nice treats to eat. You make sure that he has plenty of toys to play with and you spend hours and hours petting him and acting as a cat bed. However, sometimes your lovely male cat stops peeing in his litter box like he should. Once could be an accident, but when it starts to happen regularly, then you have a serious problem. So, what are some reasons that he may be peeing all over and what can you do about it?

Dirty Litter Box

Even if you scoop the litter boxes every day and make sure you fully clean them out regularly, your cat may still decide that their litter box is dirty as soon as they have used it. Some cats are very fastidious that way. This could also happen if you have multiple cats. One of your cats may decide that they don't want to use the litter box if another cat has used it. One way to get around that is to use a self-cleaning litter box. Those boxes will scoop the litter box every time that a cat leaves it, which means that they will have a nice clean litter box behind for your cat to use.

Urinary Tract Infection

Male cats have a tendency to get urinary tract infections. That can mean that it can be hard for them to go pee. They may not be able to make it to the litter box whenever they feel the urge to pee. If you see your cat squatting and straining to pee frequently, notice that they are only producing dribbles, or there is blood coming out when they are urinating, then you need to take them to the doctor immediately. UTIs can be fatal to cats because if they can't urinate, then all that pee will stay in their bladder and start to back up into their kidneys, causing their kidneys to shut down. Your vet, someone from a place like Kenmore Veterinary Hospital, will be able to give you antibiotics to give them, as well as some medication that can relax their bladder and makes it easier for them to pee. You will also need to make sure that they have plenty of fresh water and maybe some wet food so that they have plenty of moisture in their bodies. 

If your male cat has started to pee all over the place, there are some reasons as to why he's doing it, and there are things you can do to make it stop happening.