Cat Urinating on Dog Bed

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Aug 22nd, 2009 13:29
Oregon
tdfinley
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Our cat is repeatedly urinating on our dog's bed. What can we do to deter this behavior?
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Aug 24th, 2009 12:00
Maryland
ahtnamas
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The cat may be expressing its contempt for the dog - unless the cat's sick.
   
Therefore: Cat to Vet to be checked for anything that could cause a urination problem.
   
Launder the dog bed & deodorize the area regardless, do this immediately & keep the are clean.
   
Then: If Cat is not sick, he needs to be disciplined & made to stop. Thus:
   
Extreme Aversion Therapy, which I developed when my cat of long ago started going all over the place. This will tie up your spare bathroom for a couple of hours.
   
Short version (long version is at the link below, an answer to an old post): The Therapy:
   

   
When Cat goes on the dog bed, grab Cat by the scruff of the neck, shake your finger in face & firmly tap nose for emphasis; scold thoroughly (yell if it makes an impression). Then dump Cat in the bathroom, close the door, & leave Cat there for an hour or two (Cat's being sent to stand in the corner, in isolation). After the isolation: let Cat out, but DON'T TALK TO THE ANIMAL. Just open the door & walk away. Pretend Cat doesn't exist for a few hours; if it happens in the evening, Cat should be Persona Non Fur the rest of the evening; go to bed without talking to Cat. If Cat's due a meal, don't feed him (it won't hurt to miss a meal). The next morning, treat Cat as usual. Repeat as necessary.
   
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Aug 25th, 2009 00:29
Washington
CrisWitt
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To be specific on the washing of the bed, btw, in order to make sure that the smell is completely out of the dog bed, you should launder it in the hottest water it can take, possibly several times. There is a product called "Nature's Miracle" that is available at every pet store and most pet aisles that is a product that in my humble opinion is the very best at removing the smell of cat pee from anything. You can spray it on the rug, use it with the laundry soap when washing the dog bed, etc. It completely removes the scent of the pee, even to the cat if used correctly. The trick is to make sure that the cat doesn't smell the place it urinated on, or it will likely do it again. There are other products that claim to be as good as Nature's Miracle, but I have not found that to be true in any case. The Nature's Miracle, when used with laundry soap, is the most effective way I have found to get the smell out of things that can be put in the wash.
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