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My cat came from the human society and was told he had been

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My cat came from the human society and was told he had been brought back to the society four times because he didn't get along with other another animals and children. When I got him home l discovered a lot of behavior problems. He chooses to pee everywhere but in his potty. Training pads don't help. He loves to pee on plastic. He has predicted on a sofa he use to sleep on with me. I realize he might do it because something had scared him, but at
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about Awai. Thanks for adopting him, and giving him a chance.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

Have you had a urinalysis done, to be sure he does not have crystals in his urine, an infection, or other urinary problem?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

Is he the only cat in your house?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

I would first do a urinalysis to rule out a physical problem. If that is normal, there are the things I would try:

Adding Cat Attract to his litter box; an herbal supplement. You could also try catnip.

Moving his food as far from the litter pans as possible.

Having at least two litter pans.

He may have been punished in the past for this behavior: "rubbing his nose in it", being spanked, and then being put harshly into the litter pan. This only creates fear of the litter pan, so training him to like the litter pan can be helpful: the catnip or Cat Attract, giving him treats and rewards for walking anywhere near the litter pan.

Sometimes we have to use anti anxiety medication such as amitriptyline, or Prozac.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.
Hi Jaki Cottman,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Awai. How is everything going?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 10 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my responses; I have not heard back from you. How is Awai doing?