How to stop cat peeing outside the litter box?

Does your cat or kitten pee outside the litter?

Cat Peeing Or Spraying Outside The Litter Box?

4 Tips To Stop Cat Peeing


Clean all cat urine marks

  • Use a recommended urine stain and odour remover (preferably an enzymatic cleaner)
  • Alternatively, wash with warm water and soap or alcohol
  • Let the area dry
  • Do not use bleach or ammonia-based cleaners! These may cause your cat to return to the spot and spray again

Stop cat spraying with FELIWAY CLASSIC

  • Clinically proven to reduce urine spraying in 9 out of 10 of cats and kittens
  • Improvements seen within the first 7 days
  • Use continuously for at least 1 month
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Available in Diffuser and Spray formats

Follow litter box “golden rules”

  • One litter box per cat, plus one
    • E.g., if you have 2 cats, you should have 3 litter boxes
  • Located in different areas of the home, away from food and water bowls
  • Easy to access and the right size for your cat:
    • Ideally 1.5 x your cat's body length
    • For senior cats, look for a box with low sides that are easy to step in and out of
  • Always clean: scooped daily and cleaned weekly

Consult your veterinarian

  • In some cases, an underlying medical condition can cause cats to spray or pee outside the litter box
  • Check with your vet if signs continue
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We recommend:

FELIWAY Classic Diffuser

If cat peeing occurs in multiple areas, plug the Diffuser in the room where your cat spends most of its time

FELIWAY Classic Spray

If cat peeing occurs in a single area, apply 8 pumps of Spray once daily for one month or until resolved

Why do cats pee outside the litter box?

All cats, male or female, neutered/spayed or not, will mark out their territory with urine spraying.

Normally this is rare and discrete, but when this natural behaviour happens on your bed, couch, carpet or anywhere indoors other than the litter box it can be very frustrating.

Spraying or peeing outside the litter box typically happens when your cat is not fully content with life.

It can be a reaction to:

  • Recent changes at home:
    • New house, new furniture
    • New cat or kitten, new dog
    • New family member, baby

  • Conflict with other cats:
    • Competition for food or water
    • Competition for access to litter box

Urine marking or spraying can also be caused by a medical issue.

If your cat starts peeing outside of the litter box, it's important to consult your veterinarian. Older cats especially are at risk for more medical issues and need regular vet check ups.

FELIWAY CLASSIC is clinically proven to reduce urine spraying. The "happy messages" will help your cat feel relaxed and comfortable so they don't feel the need to spray.

Using a FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser continuously will help stop and prevent unwanted peeing indoors. Especially if your cat seems sensitive to changes at home.