We’ve had a cat for almost 5 years now and he has so far had no disciplinary problems especially when it comes to peeing outside of his litter box. He has been so good about that until recently. About a year ago, he has taken to peeing on the bed where I slept or the sofa where I went when he went on my side of the bed and I’d have to sleep there until it was dry after being cleaned up. I received helpful information from our Vet and from our readers on keeping cats from peeing on the bed.

First of all, it’s important to let you know that we recently moved into a new house and we got a puppy.

A new place with new decorations surrounded with the clutter and mess that comes with a move and then life with a new puppy- mess like one has never known before.

And then voila we have a problem Houston.

Our precious loved like crazy never has done anything wrong cat, Oreo, pees on the bed right where I sleep.

As my husband and I were ripping the sheets off the bed and employing every kind of cleaner known to man trying to clean the spot on the mattress we’re wondering,

how can inappropriate cat behavior be solved and prevented? I got online and found The Dodo.

Here I found two interesting tidbits. One, Sadly, the reason many cats are surrendered to shelters is because of problems like inappropriate litter box use, and these very often solvable problems are a real threat to some cats’ homes. And two, where an expert suggested keeping three key ideas in mind.

“Cats have three essential needs: safety, security, and stimulation,” K.C. Theisen, director of pet care issues for the Humane Society of the United States, told The Dodo.

“Safety is that they are not threatened or harassed, and have easy access to fresh food, clean water, and shelter.”

“Security means they can get away from people or things they don’t like, can get to elevated hiding places and have a routine they can count on in the home.”

“Stimulation reflects a cat’s need to be a predator, and chase and ‘hunt’ toys in the home. A cat who cannot express their natural behaviors or is bored may act out inappropriately.”

Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger