He's almost a year and a half - and he has known since the day we got him (and he was only a few weeks old then) - to pee and poo outside. (Our two cats spend equal amounts of time inside and outside.)
The only times he's had accidents since then is if he gets left inside all night because of heavy rain or wind - and we can forgive him for having to pee in the middle of the night.
But this morning, when he knew I could let him out - he jumped up onto a cushion on our couch and peed right on it - and he could see I was looking.
I'm totally shocked that he'd do that.
There have been no family changes, or recent activity that I can think of that would be upsetting him - accept we are planning on getting a puppy in about a months time - but we've only talked about it - surely he wouldn't understand - so what the heck is his problem??
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Answer by Mousuke at 5:23 AM on Aug. 9, 2009
Yes - You can must have a UTI ( urinary infection) - He will need antibiotics from the vet.
In the future - feed wet food daily - with fresh water and some supplements / cranberry and NuVET will help to prevent future crystals, stones and UTIs..
SEE here for feeding a cat with chronic UTIs
Maine Coon Cat with urinary problems - diet and supplements to help:
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