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jealous cat

i love my cat very dearly, i adopted him 3 years ago and you could say i spoiled him. the problem is that he will pee in the babies crib, infant seat, on her blankets etc. just plain anything that is hers. i have had to keep him in the basement and i want him to be a part of the family as he was before. any ideas? i really miss my Barney :(

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Asked by lilredsfrm67 at 11:31 PM on Mar. 29, 2009 in Pets

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  • Is he nurtured.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 11:32 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • yes he is, and de-clawed

    Answer by lilredsfrm67 at 11:34 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • They sell some type of sprays at many pet stores like petsmart. You just spritz it on the things he likes to pee on and once he smells whatever is in the spray, he wont want to pee there.

    Answer by ICPclwnLOV at 11:38 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • Be wary of some of the sprays - they may be harmful to your baby.
    Are you giving the cat a decent amount of attention? If you are always pushing him away from you now, that is probably a big factor. How long has he been acting up? It may just be a matter of time for him to get used to the baby being there.

    Answer by ElderGothMom at 2:59 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • we actually encourage him to be around.

    Answer by lilredsfrm67 at 11:21 AM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • I am not joking when I say this. Our cat was on Prozac. We took her to the vets when she was peeing outside of the litterbox due to some changes in our schedule and household. So #1 you should have your cat checked at the vet for any physical problems
    Since it was behavioral.. this is what we did. and it worked - recommended by the vet.
    We put her in a large dog kennel that had her litterbox in it, her food and water. When we could supervise her - we let her out into a gated kitchen. We did this for a month and in addition the vet prescribed prozac. This was formulated by the medicine shoppe and was in a cream. We had a syringe that we put the measured amount onto our "gloved" finger and rubbed it into her ear.
    After the month, she was more social and used her box again.
    In addition, we closed the doors to all the rooms and did not let her upstairs unsupervised.

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 12:20 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Bluejeanlady has a good suggestion.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 1:54 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

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