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I have a cat carpet urination problem....have a male and

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I have a cat carpet urination problem....have a male and female cat....they seem jealous....but no matter how much affection i give them they pee on carpet....Dunno what to do.....changed litter brands...nadda.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

1) Are both cats spayed/neutered?
2) When did this begin?
3) How old are they?
4) Are they declawed?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
both spayed/neutered......been going on since had both cats together.....10yrs give or take.....they best estimate.....12-15 yrs declaw.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

What cleaning solution are you using?

Have blood work and urinalysis been performed on both cats?

Any behavioral meds tried yet?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
dont like where this is going but....Resolve blood work or meds geez
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
maybe urinalysis on male.....he has had crystals
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
but female is the major prob......i can tell who dun it....since his crystals issue he dane pee i know if big puddle its the fem
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Is there a certain recommendation you're looking for? If you are looking for something specific, it may help to outright ask about it and I'll see if I can help with an answer more toward what you're looking for.

At their age and with the male's history, this sounds like it may be linked to a medical issue for at least one of them. Resolve is not an enzymatic cleaner and though it does clean the soiled area it will not fully remove the urine smell so the cats will continue to return. You may have one cat (suspect the male since he has had crystals) who has gone somewhere and the other cat may believe the area is an approved spot to urinate and go where he's gone. We most commonly see this when non-enzymatic cleaners are used. That said, long term problems can result in behavioral issues as well where it may require treating any underlying medical issue in one or both cats and using behavioral meds (like elavil) in one or both cats to get them to stop going outside of the box. If you aren't 100% sure of what has been done and when, especially with their ages, I would err on the side of caution and have blood work and urinalysis run on both. Many cats with a history of crystals will need a long-term diet change and if he's a cat who did not receive could be the catalyst.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok......not much help at all...will check the enzyme stuff....but you referrenced the males prob.....the fems is the culprite 90% of time...ok then sorry not out some money but hope the enzime link will be good
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

As I mentioned, the female may be urinating where the male is already going. Without addressing this first from a medical standpoint, you may find that the enzymatic cleaner doesn't help as it does not stop the original problem from happening. Your male has a history of urinary issues and you did not mention any treatment that he's undergoing for the crystals he's had, so I suspect this may be a recurring issue for him. If so, the female may simply be following in suit. You won't know without blood work and a urinalysis. At their age, they're also prone to other problems like kidney disfunction, diabetes, etc. Your vet will be the person who can help you best at this point.

Good luck!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
they urinate in dif locations.but ok i have limited budget and yours requires lots of money....cya....lost money here as if i had the money would take them to vet....ok so now i know no one can help without bad feelings just...dam easy answer to all probs is take to vet...can i get my money back? no offense.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
seems like a scam dunno?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
plz dont contact me anymore...thx...btw......$20 buks fer a enzyme link....what up with the money back gurantee?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i dont expect a bad for being guilable
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i didnt see any option for money back G....o well.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
you have a good one