Hi All:
Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-pissing and wall-spraying cat...
Last night I caught him squatting RIGHT after I cleaned the litter box (about two hours after) in the 4 foot area that he has destroyed in our living room with his urine. I feel that he MUST have known he was in the wrong here, because I had to chase him around for about 15 minutes before I caught him to toss his naughty little ass into the bathroom with food and water and his litterbox for the night.
I placed his food (dry bowl), his breakfast (canned food) and his water DIRECTLY on the "stink zone" as we like to call it. He hasn't touched it yet, but I am worried about him now finding another place to ***. I can't deal with much more of this, and if he finds another place to urinate in the house, I'm gonna flip.
I'll be making a doctor's appointment in a few days to see if we can get a medical opinion. the only problem I have with the vet the last time (and first time) we took him in was that she didn't have any real answers - she just kept pushing her favorite flea and worm meds.

Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee,
Jimmy

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Not sure what all steps you have taken (I know you got a lot of responses from your previous post). It sounds like you are experiencing the same thing we went through - no medical problem but just a nasty habit you have to break. Here are the steps I found to work:- clean area again with some type of cleaner (it will smell worse when it is re-hydrated). Blot up as much moisture as you can. Cover the area - actually larger than the 'affected' area with sheets of cardboard, plywood, whatever you may have. Use soup cans or plastic bowls to keep them up off the floor so air can flow through. Keep a fan or two on the area - blowing under the cardboard/plywood for many days until the area dries.

In fact, after a day or two, pull up the cardboard and start spraying the area with Febreeze every day. Keep the fans on to make sure it all keeps drying (you need to get the padding and sub-floor dry). I have found that the Febreeze really works to get the old urine smell out when the Natures Miracle or other products can't get it out.
- After it is dry, remove the fan, but keep the cardboard in place to keep kitty away from that area. It isn't pretty, but just tell your company you are having moisture/drainage issues.
- After kitty has stayed away, and you are SURE carpet is dry - purchase some carpet runner material (~$1.50 a foot) and put that down with pointing things up. Kitty won't be able to step on them. Make sure you have a big area covered. You can easily roll this up if it gets in the way when company comes and put it right back down.
I have had no problems for the past two weeks with all the carpet runner in place.
Also - ask Vet to
-check for urinary tract infection
- xray kidneys to check for kidney failure (we went to 3 vets before the last one did this)
- prescribe amiltryiptilene (sp?) or prozac to help kitty break this habit.

Hope this helps.
also after you have cleaned and dried the area, you could simply put double-sided taped criss-crossing the area. Cats hate to step on that stuff!
Hi All: Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-pissing and wall-spraying cat... Last night I caught him squatting RIGHT ... answers - she just kept pushing her favorite flea and worm meds. Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee, Jimmy

Perhaps a new Vet would be a good idea. MLB
Hi All: Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-pissing and wall-spraying cat... Last night I caught him squatting RIGHT ... answers - she just kept pushing her favorite flea and worm meds. Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee, Jimmy

Can't you just put the litterbox on the *** spot?
Bluesman
Hi All: Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-pissing ... worm meds. Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee, Jimmy

Can't you just put the litterbox on the *** spot? Bluesman

Wow. What breathtaking simplicity. I assume the OP does not want to put the litter box there?
Can't you just put the litterbox on the *** spot?

Bluesman

Wow. What breathtaking simplicity. I assume the OP does not want to putthe litter box there?

I'm not sure what this means - I don't want to teach him that the spot he uses is the toilet, I want to teach him that he's not *** supposed to *** there. Placing his litter box on the spot seems to me to be a bad judgement.
Jimmy
To add insult to injury, I woke up this morning, let Rutherford out of the bedroom to feed him, and discovered that he had *** all over and in his water dish that I had placed on his favorite non-litterbox spot.

NOW he's just being an ***.
Come ON, Rutherford.
Have you all used up your suggestions?
Jimmy
Hi All: Another update on Rutherford the Brave, the floor-pissing and wall-spraying cat...(snip) Frustrated and sick of smelling the pee, Jimmy

Jimmy, I just joined, so forgive me if I'm posting with info you've already received.
Perhaps he wants a larger litter box.
If it's an open box, try one of those enclosed types.

Try a different type of litter.
If it's an open box, and up against a wall, try moving it 8-12 inches away from the wall. (that solved the prob. with my floor pisser)

Is he an only cat? If so, get him a companion from the shelter. Once they've gotten acquainted, maybe the new guy will show him the correct place to ***.
Again, sorry if I'm just repeating what you've already heard - I'm supposed to be getting ready for work, and didn't have time to read all of the previous posts. I know first hand how frustrating and maddening it is when you have a floor pisser, because you love the little fart.
Good luck.
-bonbon
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