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#1 Old 06-09-2004, 06:41 PM
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My kitty "Wilber" which was "my baby" even before Jay (my son) was even conceived. My mom bought me a rat terrier puppy for my birthday and as all puppys are, he is feisty, and playful most all of the time. Finally I think we have gotten him potty trained. It took some work, but knock on wood, hopefully we are there (for good) well even after our carpet has been cleaned "Wilber" will go in the bedrooms. I have even caught him hiding in the closet and going. I really don't know how to handle this... Anyone have any tips? I do still give "Wilber" his own special attention after everyone is asleep. Is he just marking his territory over the pups? What should I do?
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#2 Old 06-09-2004, 06:51 PM
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Is Wilber neutered?
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#3 Old 06-09-2004, 07:11 PM
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yes, wilber and fred are neutered
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#4 Old 06-09-2004, 08:59 PM
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Cats are ECTREMELY sensitive to any form of change. Elimination problems are the most common reason pets, mostly cats, end up being euthanized or given up.

It sounds behavioral. More than likely this is his way of telling you he is not happy about the change. He may get used to it, and the problem may resolve.

It could also be a mixture of behavioral and medical.

Confine wilbur to a small area for a specific period of time(from a week to upwards of a month or more etc). Usually a bathroom is the best place. If you can, get a urine sample, and have it tested at your vet. This will rule out a medical problem. Once you know it is behavioral, we can go from there on solutions.
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#5 Old 06-10-2004, 06:08 AM
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I had this problem for a while after my cat had a urinary track disease issue. All I did was give him LOTS of extra love and attention... closed bedroom door, and bought bach's flower remedy (sprayed it in his water) and a phermone spray (which I cant find right now or else I would tell you the name) to keep him from urinating in certain rooms. Its probably just a territorial thing, and maybe the introductions went to fast. When I introduced my dog to my cats we did it over a 3 day period, and I had no problem, Good luck
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#6 Old 06-11-2004, 07:42 AM
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thanks guys- I have kept the bedroom doors closed and so far so good.
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You might want to make sure there is a space that your cat can go to to get away from the dog so he feels he has his own safe space. Like put up gates, (cats can usually climb over them). Or perhaps let the dog out for long periods of time so the cat can relax.
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