Persian Behavior Problems?


I have a 7 year old female persian cat. Every once in awhile, usually in warm weather, she starts peeing outside her littler box. The first time was on the rug by the kitchen, then the bathroom. The last couple of days it’s been on my futon. Zoomzoom is not left alone a lot and is healthy. I have a lot of experience with animals having worked for a veterinarian for many years, but this is the first time I have come across this type behavior.I have never had a persian until I got zz 3 years ago.I rescued her from being put to sleep by a neighbor who was moving.She is my only pet. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it?

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    6 Responses to “Persian Behavior Problems?”

    1. cin_ann_43 says:

      Have her checked for a urinary track infection. Thats usually the cause of any breed of cat peeing in inapproriate places.

    2. Sadie says:

      Persians are fussy. She may not like her litter or she may not like something new you have brought into the house. Did you recently change the litter or move things around?

      Another thing to consider is a urinary tract, kidney or some other type of infection. I even had a kitten who was urinating on our bed, couch, rug and even peed all over my husband’s lap one morning. I kept scolding him for it thinking it was a behavioral issue. Boy did I feel horrible when I found out he had an serious upper respiratory infection! We took him to the vet, got him some meds and he was fine.

    3. fred16 says:

      She/He is definitely pissed -pardon the pun- at something.

      I have an 18 year old Persian (former Grand Champion), and her moods come and go, although they don’t necessarily have anything to do with the weather.

      Here are some possibilities:

      1.) The cat might hate the litter, the first clue.
      2.) The cat might be upset by something she/he may have ingested (milk? Catnip? Bad water? Wet food?)
      3.) The cat might be upset at odd scents about the house. For example, are your socks flying around the house?
      4.) The cat might be pissed off at you! Sad but true. Are you neglecting him/her?

      I have had cats all of my life, and that;s what it comes down to. Now if the cat starts howling or seems sick, only then can we be thinking urinary tract infection, but then again, I’m sure you know that.

    4. butch says:

      I cannot help–but maybe I can. It is possible that ZZ has a psychological problem . If you have something or someone new in your life , her way of life may seem threatened. I’ve heard this is the case with dogs sometimes.

    5. Stephen says:

      i dunno how to solve it

    6. fishergirl says:

      My mother’s persian "Tasha" was a very spoiled sometimes sweet sometimes nasty cat. To my knowledge this was not her "HEY! LOOK AT ME – I’M THE QUEEN HERE AND RIGHT NOW NOBODY SEEMS TO NOTICE I AM NOT HAPPY!!!" behavior. But all cats are difference and it if a fact the persians are quirky and moody.

      Soiling outside the litter box is defiantly her asking for something – cats are just too clean.

      Since this behavior seems to happen in hot weather is it possible she’s just miserable with all that hair? I don’t know if your house is air conditioned or not, but you might try having her hair cut very short for the summer. I mean wouldn’t you be miserable in a fur coat in July?

      Good luck sweets, give her a rub and a nuzzle from me!
      HEY – ZoomZoom is a great name!

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