Cat pee problem in corner of room

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Hi, we have four indoor adult cats ages 16, 5, and twins that are 2. I'm pretty sure it's not the 16yo, but one of the other three have been peeing on the rug in the corner of a bedroom and I don't know how to stop them.

We recently had the rugs professionally cleaned, in hopes it would remove the smell completely, reducing the chances they would be interested in going in that spot again. They peed there almost the next day. I don't believe they peed there within the last few weeks before the rug was cleaned, however.

What is the normal procedure for preventing a cat from doing this again?

Our litter boxes are clean. We use regular litter.

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Hi, we have four indoor adult cats ages 16, 5, and twins that are 2. I'm pretty sure it's not the 16yo, but one of the other three have been peeing on the rug in the corner of a bedroom and I don't know how to stop them.

We recently had the rugs professionally cleaned, in hopes it would remove the smell completely, reducing the chances they would be interested in going in that spot again. They peed there almost the next day. I don't believe they peed there within the last few weeks before the rug was cleaned, however.

What is the normal procedure for preventing a cat from doing this again?

Our litter boxes are clean. We use regular litter.

Thanks,

Dave
I've never had this issue and there are experienced members who can give you advice.

Can you put a disposable litter box say, Cat's Pride Kat Kit, in the corner so they won't go on the rug, until a solution is found...

Best of luck to you.  
 
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I've never had this issue and there are experienced members who can give you advice.

Can you put a disposable litter box say, Cat's Pride Kat Kit, in the corner so they won't go on the rug, until a solution is found...

Best of luck to you.  
The problem I have with doing that is that I don't want to teach them that it's an acceptable place to go to the bathroom.

It's also in a bedroom, so I'd rather not make that a place where cats expect to be able to go.
 

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If this is a sudden problem, I would think maybe a uti is going on with one of the kitties.
 
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If this is a sudden problem, I would think maybe a uti is going on with one of the kitties.
I'm not sure that's it. It's happened before, months ago, then I'm pretty sure not again until recently.
 

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Does the rug have a rubber backing on it, or under it? Some cats are crazy about peeing on that kind.

If you're going to continue letting the cats into the bedroom, put a litter box over that spot for right now. Slowly, like a few inches a day, move the box to where you want it to be. Clean the bejesus out of that rug. If it's an expendable rug, junk it and wait to replace until this situation is figured out.

If you don't want to put a litterbox in that particular spot, cover the spot with tinfoil. I've yet to meet a cat that will pee on tinfoil. Not even Gizmo-sama, and he's a lean, mean, peeing-outside-the-box machine. 

Otherwise close the door and don't let the cats in.

Health-wise, I'd worry about the oldest cat. Smoochie started peeing outside of the box right before she was diagnosed with CKD and crashed. She'll still pee in the dog crates if I leave the doors to them open. 
 
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Does the rug have a rubber backing on it, or under it? Some cats are crazy about peeing on that kind.

If you're going to continue letting the cats into the bedroom, put a litter box over that spot for right now. Slowly, like a few inches a day, move the box to where you want it to be. Clean the bejesus out of that rug. If it's an expendable rug, junk it and wait to replace until this situation is figured out.

If you don't want to put a litterbox in that particular spot, cover the spot with tinfoil. I've yet to meet a cat that will pee on tinfoil. Not even Gizmo-sama, and he's a lean, mean, peeing-outside-the-box machine. 

Otherwise close the door and don't let the cats in.

Health-wise, I'd worry about the oldest cat. Smoochie started peeing outside of the box right before she was diagnosed with CKD and crashed. She'll still pee in the dog crates if I leave the doors to them open. 
The rug doesn't have any kind of backing on it. Just the regular padding. It's in the corner, so today I was hoping to take up that part of rug and spray some bleach in that spot. It's already had the bejesus cleaned out of it with the professional cleaner.

My thinking is that if I just put tin foil in that spot, they'll just find another, no?

Isn't there some kind of spray that can be used to deter pets?

They actually peed in another bedroom upstairs, which we also had cleaned, but that door has been closed since. It's much more difficult to close the door on the other bedroom (it's for our four-year-old).

I'm going to get another litter box and put it with the others, thinking that perhaps the ones I have aren't enough.
 
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The smell was atrocious, even after spraying with a bottle of the organic cat pee removal spray then vacuuming it up with the Bissell carpet shampooer.

I tested a small corner first, then doused it with a mixture of bleach and water. Did this about four times. I can't even believe how bad it smelled even after having it professionally cleaned. There's no way all that smell came from just this most recent time.

Has anyone else ever done this?
 

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I have this issue with one of my cats.still unsure how to stop the behaviour but I do know that as long as the smell is there they will continue to go to this spot. Do a few Google searches, lots of products on the market will help but may not clear it away completely if it's seeped through too deep. Use a black light to detect spots. How many litter boxes are you using? And what type of litter This is one of the more common reasons cats will move away to new spots if they are litter trained. Remember they have way better smell then us. Vinegar and tin foil will usually help as a deterrent to go back.
 
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