Why Is My Cat Peeing Everywhere All Of a Sudden

In this article I will answer a question that a frustrated Cat parents will ask

Why is my Cat peeing everywhere all of a sudden?”

There can be a number of reasons why your Cat is peeing everywhere and the first thing you should do is get your Cat checked up to make sure he is medically okay

This can be such a problem for Cat parents especially when you have no idea why your Cat has just started peeing everywhere all of a sudden

Not to worry because

In this article I’m going to talk about how to stop your Cat peeing everywhere

I will talk about the difference between spraying and urinating

I will then give you a solution to this most common problem

Sound good?

Let’s get straight to it

Why is my Cat peeing everywhere all of a sudden?

If your Cat has just start peeing everywhere all of a sudden then of course this is not normal behavior

Your Cat won’t just start behaving in this manner for no reason

This is a way of your Cat trying to tell you something

Bless them, they can’t speak so it’s a way for them to communicate with you when something is wrong

And the worst thing a Cat parent can do is shout at your Cat

This will just make things worse and have a negative impact on your Cat

You need to look at why your Cat is peeing everywhere

And there could be a number of reasons why

So let’s take a look at why your Cat is not using the litter box and peeing everywhere in the house all of a sudden

Medical Condition 

The first thing you should do straight away if your Cat has all of a sudden stopped using the litter box is to pay a visit to the Vets. You want to make sure your Cat is medically okay and healthy.

Cats may suffer from UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) which could be the reason why your Cat is peeing everywhere.

Other possible reasons medically could be

– Kidney Stones 

– Cystitis 

– Diarrhea 

That is why when you are faced with this behavior from your Cat, go straight to the vets to ensure your Cat is healthy

You should check out my article 9 signs of a healthy Cat 


That’s right! Your Cat can get stressed which is one of the major causes of Cats peeing everywhere

When your Cat starts peeing everywhere all of a sudden, it’s a way for your Cat to express themselves that they are stressed


What are the causes that stress your Cat out?

Cats are very routine animals and they love routine so as soon as there is a change in their routine this can cause them stress.


Changes in their environment can cause them stress such as new furniture or you have redecorated your house.

A new family such as a new baby has come into the household can also cause your Cat to be stressed

Did you know even when you are stressed your Cat can sense that which can stress them out too

What you can do to “destress” your Cat

If your Cat is stressed then there are a few things you can do to help them reduce their stress which will get them back to using the litter box again or stop them from peeing everywhere

You need to show your Cat more love and affection by taking time out and just sitting with him and stroking him.

This will be a great comfort for your Cat and keep him calm and help him when he needs it the most

If you have introduced a new routine such as feeding him a different time then it’s best you stick to his schedule.

If you have to change his routine then change it but change it gradually 

We all get stressed from work or family disputes and it’s something that we can’t help

But you can control it

I’ll tell you how

Next time whenever you are feeling stressed, just sit down with your Cat and stroke him

You’ll feel relaxed and your Cat will feel relaxed too

It’s a win win situation!

To learn more about helping your Cat when he is stressed then check out my article How to Calm a Stressed Cat Down 

Of course this all takes patience, time and understanding but if you keep at it you will have a happy Cat and a house that does not smell like Cat urine!

Litter box

The litter box is another cause that makes your Cat pee everywhere

If there is something wrong with the litter box your Cat will avoid it for sure

So what makes a Cat not use the litter box?

Dirty Litter Box 

If your Cats litter box is dirty then they won’t use it just as we won’t use a dirty washroom.

Make sure your Cat’s litter box is cleaned regularly

Not Enough Litter Box 

Cats tend to pee in one litter box and poo in another so if you have one litter box for your Cat then it will be a good idea to get an extra and see if that helps


Location of the litter box is very important because if it is in the wrong location your Cat will not use it

For example

If you keep the litter box in the laundry room – The laundry room will make a lot of noise which will deter your Cat to use the litter box because they will get scared. This will cause a negative association with the litter box

Another thing is keeping the litter box next to your Cats food bowl because which Cat would want to relieve themselves right next to where they eat right?

If you have a small apartment and don’t know where you can put the litter box you should check out my article

Where to put the Cat litter box in a small Apartment 

Wrong Type Of Litter 

Your Cat may not like the litter so try using different litter and see which one they like the best.

Introduce the litter slowly and you’ll get the idea which one they prefer

Not Accessible 

The litter box may be in a place where it is hard for your Cat to use for example it may be too high and if your Cat is elderly then this will make it difficult for them as some Cat cans suffer from arthritis 

Is it spraying or urinating?

You need to identify if it is urine or spraying

So what is the difference between the two?

Spraying is when your Cat lifts it’s tail up erect and sort of quivers and sprays a few drops of urine

They do this usually to mark their territory

When Cats spray, they spray usually on things such as Walls, Doors, curtains

Basically anything that is vertical

When a Cat urinates then they will squat and urinate which will leave a puddle of urine

They will usually urinate on things such as Carpet, rugs on your Bed or in your Bathroom

How to stop a Cat spraying inside your house

If your Cat is spraying in the house then this is a sign of your Cat marking his territory

As mentioned before the signs of why Cats peeing everywhere could be the same of why your Cat is spraying indoors.

One of the main factors why your Cat would be spraying and marking their territory is because of a another Cat entering into their territory

This will cause your Cat to start marking which is basically like a warning to other Cats saying “This is my territory”

It also makes them feel safe because they leave a scent when they spray

To find out more on how to stop your Cat from spraying inside your house you can check out my article

How to stop a Cat from spraying indoors 

If you don’t like reading then you can check out this video

Cat Spray Solution

The million dollar question – What is the solution to Cat spraying or even peeing everywhere? 

I mean we love our Cats right and they sure are entertaining

They become family and we love them to bits

Until they start doing things which can annoy us

Not only that, but expensive too

How many times can we wash that Carpet

Or buy new Rugs

Or Bed sheets

It does become really expensive

How much can we search for answers and get information overload

It does become really frustrating

Sometimes it can get to a point where you have to think about getting rid of your little feline friend

Here’s the best part

You don’t have to

There is a solution to this behavior

You need to follow a step by step system on how you can stop your Cat peeing everywhere

System which you can easily follow

Which is why you should check out Cat Spraying No More 

This is a awesome guide set out by Sarah Richards SPCA Veterinary Technician is very easy to follow

I bought this guide myself because my Cat would spray everywhere and to be honest this guide goes really in depth to why Cats spray or pee everywhere and how you can put a stop to this permanently. 

You can check out my review of Cat Spraying No More by clicking here 

We Cat parents want to live that carefree life knowing if I leave my Cat alone in the house it’s okay

And the amount of money we can save from buying Cat urine odor removers and UV Flash Lights!

In Conclusion

Cats peeing everywhere is a common problem that can be tackled when done correctly

It’s all about understanding why they are behaving this way and then tackling it from the root

Please do not shout at your Cat if they pee somewhere other than the litter box

Shouting will just make things worse and even make your Cat scared of you!

It does take patience and time but your Cat will stop this behavior and will use the litter box

Is your Cat peeing everywhere? Which tip are you going to try? Or maybe you have done something which I haven’t mentioned

Let me know in the comments below



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