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Title: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: ranger on June 13, 2017, 03:31:04 AM
So Sam peed on the stove several times and now one of my burners doesn't work. I have put plates and pans over the stove and empty water bottles and boxes on the counter.

I ended up taking him to the vet but he peed on the way so no sample. So I spend a lot of money on injections which made him even more jumpy and nervous.

I put out a fourth litter box and so far he has been using it but I really don't know what else I can do.

He had been on Prozac for about 4 months last year for this but the only way I can give it to him is in food so then I have to lock him up in the cage so I can be sure Sammy doesn't eat it. I know it comes in a treat and the stuff you rub on ears but don't know if he would eat the treat and I guess the ear kind isn't any effective? Both of these options are pretty expensive while the pills are not.

So any experience with these things? Or any ideas of anything else I could try? Sam has been with us for over a year now and I thought this issue was over but he started peeing in the laundry basket (gone) and the bathtub (tried to keep tub wet) but the stove? I did discover he had peed on the cat carrier which was also in the kitchen.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: merrihart on June 13, 2017, 03:39:52 AM
I'm right there with you, ranger.  I think Miss Lilly pees on my counter.  SOMEONE does, and she is the most likely suspect.   :-\


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: lesliek on June 13, 2017, 05:21:48 AM
Does he like tin foil? If not pull out a long piece, crumple it up & then pull straight. Use it to cover the counters & stove. If you have a gas stove , the urine dried & blocked the openings. Try gently using a wire brush on it.
I have had very good luck with transdermal meds , just make sure you clean the ears daily so it doesn't build up .


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: ranger on June 13, 2017, 10:41:42 AM
lesliek he peed on a metal tray that I left on the stove so he's a pretty equal opportunity pee'er. He actually peed on the burger and yes it's gas stove. When he peed in the bathtub I put plastic down and he peed on that. Trying to do anything in the kitchen is hard.

Wierd I asked my vet about prozac for ears and her response was like she never heard of it even though the vet I saw Saturday said she didn't think it was very good. Today this was my vet I've been seeing for 18 years.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: Mandycat on June 13, 2017, 07:49:55 PM
You could try Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Litter, or the Dr. Elsey litter additive that you use with your current litter to see if it would encourage him to use the litterbox.  The Prozac can be compounded into a flavored liquid if you think you could give it to him that way, or mix it with just a little bit of food to see if he would eat it all at once to give him the dose.  If you haven't had an urinalysis done, that should be done for sure.  It should be sent out for the Culture & Sensitivity test to rule out a UTI. 


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: mikken on June 15, 2017, 08:41:20 AM
Agreed on the urine test.  Also maybe x-rays to make sure he's not working on some bladder stones.

Have you tried puppy pads?  One of my crew seems to much prefer peeing on puppy pads.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: August on June 15, 2017, 01:15:15 PM
I'm also there with you on the pee issues.   ::)   It's sooooo frustrating.

I don't know what they call these in English but is there something like this in America?  I wonder if you could use these to block of the area and not worry about anything catching fire.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/?????-??????????-??????New-44-99cm-2190/dp/B0026RAU96/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1497561230&sr=8-6&keywords=???%E3%80%80???


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: mikken on June 16, 2017, 09:44:41 AM
That link just takes me to Amazon.jp



Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: merrihart on June 16, 2017, 10:42:22 AM
https://youtu.be/h6gJznmq7YU

I hope this product becomes available!


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: mikken on June 16, 2017, 03:14:11 PM
 If it's just keeping him off the stovetop, you can use Sscat deterrent.  It's a motion sensor attached to a cat that sprays pressurized air.  I can guarantee that it will send a cat flying in the other direction.  It doesn't hurt them, but it is very startling to them.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: August on June 19, 2017, 12:36:49 AM
Oh that's strange.  It was a link to amazon.jp but it was to a certain product.

I looked around on amazon and here is the equivalent in America:

https://www.amazon.com/langti-Direct-Kitchen-Prevent-Cooking/dp/B06XK8H194/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1497861268&sr=8-4&keywords=stovetop+oil+guard


There are nicer ones, too - if you plug in stovetop guard or stovetop splatter shield other ones will come up!


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: mikken on June 19, 2017, 09:54:02 AM
Interesting!  I didn't even know such a thing existed!


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: ranger on June 22, 2017, 08:02:58 AM
Sam Spade peed on the table last night and on the bathroom counter today. I am pretty sure he peed in the box overnight but of course not 100%. There was pee in both his preferred box and Sammy's. I have an appointment to tomorrow at 12:30 do you guy think it is ok to wait. I was unhappy with my urgent care appointment because he was in the back so I didn't see the interaction with the vet.

The appointment tomorrow is with my regular vet. I want a pee sample and blood work to. Should I take him back to urgent care or wait for the appointment?


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: Mandycat on June 22, 2017, 09:53:57 AM
Judy,
I think it is okay to wait.  You might be happier if your regular vet sees him.  Good luck!  I know this can be a frustrating issue.  Did you try the Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Litter?  Something is definitely bothering him, though, so the vet really does need to do some testing.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: ranger on June 22, 2017, 02:45:32 PM
Thanks Mandy yes I bought Dr. Elsey litter, I put out a fourth box in the hope that would stop the peeing. The boys are not getting along and I don't know why they can't just ignore each other. Sammy doesn't like him but he didn't like my girls either when I first got him.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: catwoods on June 28, 2017, 04:57:41 PM
I missed this thread before, I hope everything's going better and something will work to inspire Sam to use the litterbox.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: lesliek on July 03, 2017, 05:03:38 AM
Have you tried the comfort zone spray ? The feral in my basement was peeing on the floor until I started spraying it where he had been going.  It seems to work better than the plug in for peeing & spraying . Also using the cat attract herbs heavily in the litter .


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: ranger on July 04, 2017, 04:59:00 AM
Yeah Leslie I use it every day but I spray on a cloth and rub that around except for soft material I just spray on those. I added a fourth litter box and mixed clay with World's Best and he is using the box. He is very insecure actually they both are. I have put him back on prozac the issue is getting him to take it, I have been using a treat but he is getting wise to that too. Cats are smart.


Title: Re: HELP How to keep cat from peeing on the stove
Post by: lesliek on July 04, 2017, 05:59:18 AM
Houdini [ the feral] has figured out that he can get up in the rafters & hide behind insulation . He eats around all meds I try to put in the food, except this tret youmay want to try . Both he & Shadow will eat them . NaturVet quiet moments calming aid. I paid $8.99 for a pkg of 60 at the local indy pet supply . It is helping.