That's so great! It's unfortunate he's overweight. Poor kitty doesn't understand why he can't have more food! My dog was overweight when I adopted her as well, but mostly that was because her owner gave her lots of treats and fed her crap food. All I had to do was switch her diet to a healthier dog food, and I still gave her treats, but not all the time and not pure junk. It's too bad, because cats are supposed to be better self-feeders than dogs, but it's great that you care enough to get him healthy, he could be with you for a long time. So glad the adjustment's going well!
Yeah, he's used to an entire can of wet food and a cup of dry a day! From what the vet said, he needs about 2/3 cup of dry food a day and occasional 1/4 can of wet food like, once a week....DEFINITELY was overfed! We're getting over the hunger slump though, I think. He's learning to not eat all his food at one time!
Since you can wash it, the best thing is to add 1/4 apple cider vinegar to the wash cycle - it is seriously the only thing I have found that will eliminate that smell when washing. In terms of sprays for floors and stuff, in case he does something else, Nature's Miracle is really good and I think the other is Simple Solution. These things actually do work. The ACV should work after just one cycle. The important thing is to destroy the source of the odor or the cat will pee there again! These things do that.
Hi Dani, make sure that you get the smell out well or he might pee there again. If they smell it somewhere they will keep going there. Also, be careful because some cats pee on things left on the floor. I think it has something to do with the homes they were in before and did not have access to a litter box. My brother's cat pees on anything on the floor . . . mats, rugs, towels, etc. They have to make sure everything is picked up or she finds it!
one of my cats peed on anything we left on the floor for a long time. as it turned out it was because he was upset and lonely. we got another cat and it stopped for a while. it started back up again a few months ago. someone at work gave me the idea of removing the cover of the litter box. it worked like a charm! he has not peed on anything for months. apparently he was doing it because he was too tall for the litter box cover and was uncomfortable standing in the litter box!
Ashley, I have heard of that too. My cat recently had bladder stones and they said that some cats don't like using a covered litter box and will hold their pee which can lead to stones. My cat doesn't seem to have a problem, but that makes sense. Good advice!