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Cat pee help?!!!

any hints on how to get cats to quit peeing in a spot? or train untrainable cats to go out side? I live with my MIL (it was a joint decision that i whole heartedly agreed with.....) in a house we bought together. and together we have 11 cats. i have 3 she has 8!!!! my cats are trained to go potty out side. hers..well.. there mostly feral and untrained. they pee on the counter, the stove, the dinning room table, anywhere carpet or the floor. I vacuum everyday shampoo 2/3 times aweek. and MIL just doesn't care. and i cant afford to move. and im afraid if i get rid of her cats she will get rid of mine! i need help and advice! i have a 8 month old who is crawling, nearly walking, everything in mouth stage!

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KittyTussand

Asked by KittyTussand at 3:04 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Pets

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  • Do you have a litter box?
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 3:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • she has 2 litterboxes in her bathroom. i have one but like i said mine go out side. we have cat doors leading out side open all the time. and there all so feral i cant catch them hell i cant even pet them. only she can.
    KittyTussand

    Comment by KittyTussand (original poster) at 3:09 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Vinegar and ammonia mixed are supposed to neutralize the odor. At the very least clean with vinegar since you have a little one and don't need them inhaling the mixed fumes. Maybe they don't like the type of litter box, or the location of it. Some don't like the type with lids and some do. The type of litter may be the problem also and/or too many cats using the same box. They are picky little creatures.
    blogginmomma

    Answer by blogginmomma at 3:12 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • That is too many cats to have. Regardless of how much cleaning you do your kid is going to end up getting into a spot of cat pee before you can clean it. Also, you have better things to do than clean up piss all the time. We are going thru a similar problem w one of our two cats. It's been going on for over a year and nothing has helped. We have to get rid of her (I am crying as I write this). She is very tame and sweet and uses the litter box- unless she doesn't get what she wants, then she pees on our clothes and blankets. It is unbearable.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 3:17 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • that's disgusting and having that many cats is awful especially when you have a baby. you can keep cleaning and shampooing your carpets but you will always have the stench and the pee soaked thru to the floor probably. gross, you should remove the carpet.
    lucky35

    Answer by lucky35 at 3:17 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • if itw as just the carpet id remove it but they pee onthe wood floor and the marbel conters. i know its nasty. I will try the ammonia vinegar mix. we have tried everything from wood pellots to sand to pebbles. open boxes to shut boxs. . they were this way with the old house she used to live in. where all hardwood and tiles had to be taken up and fixed and a new stove put in. i wish she would see she is just going to kill our house and make gwen sick but all she says is "germs are good for kids" and no amount of fighting or screaming or calm talking is helping.
    KittyTussand

    Comment by KittyTussand (original poster) at 3:24 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • you need ALOT more litter boxes and with that many cats they need to be cleaned oh so frequently. The general rule is a litter box for every cat and one more. You obviously can't do that with the space that you have. But all I can offer is to get two more litter boxes and clean them every single day. There are products on the market that are enzyme cleaners that are great for getting rid of the urine smell. also sometimes you can train cats to go outside if you put litter boxes out there, you still have to clean them, but at least they are outside. Good luck
    hollydaze1974

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 3:26 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Wow, this is a tough situation, but the health of your daughter is most important! You all need to get rid of probably half the cats if they aren't going to learn to use the litter box or go outside. That's just what is best. If you lock them outside long enough, they'll have to go outside and maybe get the point. Idk.
    CollinsMommy729

    Answer by CollinsMommy729 at 3:32 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Rule is 1 litter box per cat. Each cat craves his/her own litter box. Cats are picky like that.
    Also, all cats need to be fixed to help cut down on marking.
    It might be to late to save the floors, everything at this point will have to be ripped up and replaced because they will forever smell where they have marked. Sad but true.
    Gnomeofmyheart

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 3:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • ugh..i cant afford to replace everything. *cringe at the cost. i will get MIL 7 more boxs to put in her room! think i will put a vidio camera up in kitchen and what every cat pees onthe stove is gone!!!!no questions asked no permission its gone!
    KittyTussand

    Comment by KittyTussand (original poster) at 3:44 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

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