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Cat pissing around...should have called her Brexit!

Anyway, since kid number 2 left for uni, said cat is weeing and pooing...next to or in front of her litter, on the floor, on the stairs...but rarely into the litter. Took her to the vet who told me she's trying to tell me something...unfortunately I don't speak Cat very well!


I have tried putting dry food where she urinates, to no avail. Lots of cuddles and all, that doesn't seem to make her feel better. Can she sense my sadness after Mrs McT. left us and the last kid left the nest?


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Old 28.10.2019, 19:14
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Anyway, since kid number 2 left for uni, said cat is weeing and pooing...next to or in front of her litter, on the floor, on the stairs...but rarely into the litter. Took her to the vet who told me she's trying to tell me something...unfortunately I don't speak Cat very well!


I have tried putting dry food where she urinates, to no avail. Lots of cuddles and all, that doesn't seem to make her feel better. Can she sense my sadness after Mrs McT. left us and the last kid left the nest?


Any tip?
You! You left us hanging. We still don't know what une croque is.
Why should we give you any tips?!

Okay, now that that's out of the way: Could well be that two people leaving is depressing her. (the cat). Are you home enough? Or - as would be logical somehow - are you also out a lot now?
Can the cat go outside and get some distraction and entertainment?

An idea one must be very, very careful about though is: Get a second cat? Can easily backfire though.

If it's a very en vogue cat: Let her facetime with your kid.

edit: You had that problem before, what was the reason then?
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Re: Cat pissing around...should have called her Brexit!

Go find him a lady cat, it certainly perked you up for a while


(and provided entertainment for us )
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You! You left us hanging. We still don't know what une croque is.
Why should we give you any tips?!

Okay, now that that's out of the way: Could well be that two people leaving is depressing her. (the cat). Are you home enough? Or - as would be logical somehow - are you also out a lot now?
Can the cat go outside and get some distraction and entertainment?

An idea one must be very, very careful about though is: Get a second cat? Can easily backfire though.

If it's a very en vogue cat: Let her facetime with your kid.

edit: You had that problem before, what was the reason then?

She started after the separation then it increased after my daughter left in September for uni. I work full time, so yes, she's home alone but has a cat flap to go out and she has access to the balcony where Her Ladyship lounges on a comfortable chair watching the world go by. In the evening, she has my full attention as no, I can't say I have been much of a party animal lately!
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Old 28.10.2019, 20:12
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You! You left us hanging. We still don't know what une croque is.
Why should we give you any tips?!

Okay, now that that's out of the way: Could well be that two people leaving is depressing her. (the cat). Are you home enough? Or - as would be logical somehow - are you also out a lot now?
Can the cat go outside and get some distraction and entertainment?

An idea one must be very, very careful about though is: Get a second cat? Can easily backfire though.

If it's a very en vogue cat: Let her facetime with your kid.

edit: You had that problem before, what was the reason then?


"Croque" apparently is typical Genevan for "a bite, a light supper"
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Old 28.10.2019, 22:35
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She started after the separation then it increased after my daughter left in September for uni. I work full time, so yes, she's home alone but has a cat flap to go out and she has access to the balcony where Her Ladyship lounges on a comfortable chair watching the world go by. In the evening, she has my full attention as no, I can't say I have been much of a party animal lately!
The answer is a kitten.
It will bring out her maternal instinct and give her somebody-kitty to look after.
She’ll cheer up, and she’ll start using her litterbox properly as she’ll be teaching the little one.

Ahhhhhh j’ai bien dit qu’une croque c’était a bite to eat 😊
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The answer is a kitten.
It will bring out her maternal instinct and give her somebody-kitty to look after.
She’ll cheer up, and she’ll start using her litterbox properly as she’ll be teaching the little one.

Ahhhhhh j’ai bien dit qu’une croque c’était a bite to eat 😊
While this could work; A cat gets somewhere between 15 and 20 years old - some even older.

Do consider that before deciding, McTavge. You're life is changing drastically, you're dreaming about spending the rest of your life in Scotland .... while you're a bit sad and nostalgic now it also means your future is wide open ...... the limit is the sky.
Cats don't do flying.
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...... the limit is Sky.
I found the other version much more entertaining.
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I found the other version much more entertaining.
Which other version was that?

The encounter with gravity?
Yeah, well, each to his own
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Anyway, since kid number 2 left for uni, said cat is weeing and pooing...next to or in front of her litter, on the floor, on the stairs...but rarely into the litter. Took her to the vet who told me she's trying to tell me something...unfortunately I don't speak Cat very well!


I have tried putting dry food where she urinates, to no avail. Lots of cuddles and all, that doesn't seem to make her feel better. Can she sense my sadness after Mrs McT. left us and the last kid left the nest?


Any tip?
Could be the litter thing itself. Maybe get a new one and dont use pellets if you already do. And its pink for girls and blue for boys.
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I dont have tips on how to stop her. But I can recommend that you buy a good enzyme based urine cleaner and clean up the spots where she has peed. These cleaners will completely break down the pee molecules. Sometimes cats will go back to the same spot to pee because even though we dont smell it, she does smell the old pee and thinks its okay to pee there. May be you can confine her in the bathroom for 30 minutes after food, with her litterbox. Also, in the evenings, where you sit with her, keep a litter box nearby. Everytime you spot her trying to do her stuff, pick up and place her in the box.

Also, I think she is upset with 2 people leaving and is nervous so trying to mark her territory.
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Is he trying to imitate a cat in distress and is pipino standing for NO PEE PEE, please??
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I dont have tips on how to stop her. But I can recommend that you buy a good enzyme based urine cleaner and clean up the spots where she has peed. These cleaners will completely break down the pee molecules. Sometimes cats will go back to the same spot to pee because even though we dont smell it, she does smell the old pee and thinks its okay to pee there. May be you can confine her in the bathroom for 30 minutes after food, with her litterbox. Also, in the evenings, where you sit with her, keep a litter box nearby. Everytime you spot her trying to do her stuff, pick up and place her in the box.

Also, I think she is upset with 2 people leaving and is nervous so trying to mark her territory.


This is very useful information and i will try it out. Do you have any suggestion of product or even where I can get them in Switzerland?
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This is very useful information and i will try it out. Do you have any suggestion of product or even where I can get them in Switzerland?
I found in Fressnapf. Ask the shop assistants, surely they can help you. I have their house brand. There was a stain on our wooden floor, a few weeks old because the cat peed on an exercise mat and we didn’t notice. The stain went away without leaving any trace.
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I don't think I have ever seen that name here in Geneva. Is it a pet shop?
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I don't think I have ever seen that name here in Geneva. Is it a pet shop?
Ah ok. It’s one of the biggest pet products chain in Germany and this side of Switzerland. Basically any big pet shop will have enzyme based cat pee cleaners. If you know French, I am guessing you can look in Amazon and then check local shops with brand names.
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I don't think I have ever seen that name here in Geneva. Is it a pet shop?
It is a pet shop but it may only be in the German speaking part of the country.
I know there is one in Biel/Bienne but I haven’t seen any in Romandie.
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Also, feliway pheromone Plug in to reduce stress. Many people with stressed cats swear by it for reducing anxiety.
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