Cat Peeing Randomly at NIght
We have two cats-- a yr old male and a 11 yr old female. Both are fixed, she is the problem. At night she hurls hairballs on our bed and pees randomly throughout the house. She actually jumps off the bed to go pee on the bathroom rug, or a pair of shorts left on the floor, on a dropped kitchen towel, or best of all, the living room rug. This began about 4 months ago and initially she was only peeing and only in the front bath. She's old, okay, no problem. We put down pee pads and took up the bath rug each night. This worked great for about a month. Now she just pees wherever she pleases and occasionally drops a poo as well. She's long haired so the hairballs have always been a problem but now they are in our bed. She does have arthritis, but that doesnt seem to be it--she jumps from the bed to pee randomly, just not in the box, then crawls back up. Her box is cleaned constantly and there are no obstacles to it. It has been in the same spot for 8 years. She does not have a UTI and has only had one once, over 5 yrs ago. She only pees on soft surfaces...dropped clothes, rugs, clothes left out, even the mop..and only at night. During the day she uses her box like a champ. Any ideas on how to fix this?