While cats can be our closest companions, they can also do things that get on our last nerve. This is certainly true when they pee on your bed, especially while you are there sleeping. This behavior can be a real pain, but luckily there are ways to prevent it. This article will explain the main reasons why your kitten pees on your bed while you’re sleeping, and how to stop it from happening in the future.
Understanding why your cat pees on your bed is the first step to preventing it from happening in the future. The main reason your cat peed on your bed was because they want your attention. They might also do it when they are stressed out or have a medical condition. I will go into more detail on the reasons listed above, and also mention some ways you can prevent this behavior in the future.
The number one reason why your cat will pee on your bed while you are there is sleeping is because they want your attention. Usually this is because you didn’t give them enough attention or stimulation during the day. While you might have a busy schedule, it is important to provide your cat with at least 30 minutes of stimulation per day. This could be playing with toys, petting them, or just giving them some snuggle time. Not only will this help deepen your bond with your cat, but it will also help ware them out so they don’t have as much energy at night.
If your cat doesn’t receive this stimulation time, they will try to seek out your attention. This is why they will pee on the bed while you are sleeping, because they know it will help you notice them.
Another reasons your cat will pee on your bed is because they are stressed out. When cats get stressed, they sometimes lose control of their bladder. They might also pee on your bed deliberately so that you know they are stressed.
While there are hundreds of reasons why your cat is stressed, below are some of the most common reasons. One of the biggest drivers of stress for kittens is their litter box. It is an intimate place for them, so it is important that you provide a comfortable, stress-free experience. Make sure you litter box is easily accessible for your kitten to climb into. You don’t want a litter box that they have to jump or exert a lot of energy to reach.
You should also make sure to regularly clean your litter box. Just like humans, your cat will not want to use their litter box if it smells. Therefore, you should make sure to scoop out any excrement/hardened litter every day. You should also replace the litter every week or so.
Location is also important when it comes to your kitten’s litter box. You want it to be in a quiet place, away from people and loud noises. A great spot is a closet. While laundry rooms are usually fine, you should know that the sound of the washer or dryer might stress out your kitten.
Lastly, it is important you have the right type of litter for your kitten. Litters come in many different types of materials and scents, and there is a chance your current litter is not the best choice. You should try alternating litters to see if there is one your kitten prefers.
If the litter box is the problem, your kitten should stop peeing in your bed once you ensure they have a comfortable litter box.
It is also common for kittens to get stressed out by the presence of other animals. This could be your other pets, or even animals that are outside. If you have other pets, I suggest keeping your kitten isolated from them for a short period of time. Then, you should try your best to slowly introduce them so that your kitten gets more comfortable. Kittens are naturally anxious, so it might just take some time.
Some other things that can cause stress for your kitten include loud noises, changing furniture, and crowds of people. If not taken care of early, your kitten could develop single kitten disorder.
While this is not as common, there is a chance your kitten is peeing on your bed because of a medical condition. The most likely culprit is a urinary tract infection, which can cause your kitten to go to the litter box every few minutes. The reason a cat with a UTI pees on your bed is because they lose control of their bladder.
Some signs of a UTI include quick trips to the litter box, pain when they pee, and blood in their urine. If your kitten displays any of these symptoms, you should take them to the vet.
While it is less common, you kitten might have a kidney disease, or possibly diabetes. If you suspect diabetes, I suggest you check out my article on the best litter box for a diabetic cat.
Now that you know the causes of the problem, you probably want to now how to prevent it in the future. The first thing you need to do is thoroughly wash your sheets. This is very important because you need to remove your kitten’s scent from them. If you kitten is able to still smell their scent on the sheets, they are more likely to pee on them again.
While it might be hard, I suggest you stop letting your kitten on your bed. This doesn’t have to be permanent, but it will certainly reduce the chances of them peeing on your bed again.
Next, I suggest you get your kittens some new toys. This will help stimulate them during the day, and they will be less inclined to get your attention at night.
If you suspect your kitten is stressed out, you must find the source of their stress. There are also some other ways to reduce stress, such as using a cat relaxing diffuser. All you have to do is plug it into the wall, and it emits a calming aroma that calms down your cat.
Lastly, if your kitten hasn’t been spayed or neutered, I highly suggest you do. It will reduce their stress, and also help control their bladder.
Now that you know the causes of the problem and ways to prevent it, it should be easy to prevent it in the future. However, it is important that you give your kitten patience and time. Just like little kids, it can take some time for them to correct their behaviors.
It is important to remember that cats are creatures of habit, so if you notice them peeing on your bed again, it might be because they are used to doing it. You must be persistent and consistent in your efforts to stop this behavior.
Cats are also smart, so they will eventually learn that peeing on your bed is not acceptable. As long as you provide them with enough stimulation and attention, they should eventually stop peeing on your bed while you sleep.
In conclusion, understanding why your kitten pees on your bed while you sleep is the first step to preventing it from happening in the future. The main reasons your cat pees on your bed is because they want your attention, they are stressed out, or have a medical condition. To prevent this behavior, you should thoroughly wash your sheets, stop letting your kitten on your bed, get them new toys, find the source of their stress, and get them spayed or neutered. Lastly, it is important that you give your kitten patience and time. With enough effort, your kitten should eventually stop peeing on your bed while you sleep.