I had a thread a few months ago... but in short: we have 3 cats.
2 lived here before, both female, 1 year old - un spayed
1 new cat, male, 3-4 years old, neutered.
The male cat ussually stays down stairs, that is were the peeing is occurring.
We've seen him do it and have recordings. The two smaller female cats haven't peed outside the litter box in the last 9 months (that we know of... we see the male cat peeing every day or so, one of us catches him or the camera does)
For the male cat, we've tried cleaning the carpet with an emeyze cleaner, oxyclean, and about 4 other "pet carpet cleaners". In fact, I've bought a $200 wet carpet cleaner. None of these really help the smell. That the first question, how to get the carpet clean?
For the second question, how to make him stop?
When we've seen him, we've sprayed him with water bottle, rubbed his noes in it, yelled at him, locked him in the bathroom (with his litter box), kindly and gentle put him in his litter box, used noise makers, etc. These ussually chase him off or deter him from that spot. We've also put in new litter pans (all over the fucking house now) and keep them clean. These pans are super clean.
We've also tried putting his food/water near, by the spots. I'm not sure what else to do. My girlfriend says we have to get rid of him if he keeps doing it (it's technically her cat, the two female ones are mine).
We've also taken him to a vet (at $250). They say he's fine and his urinary tract is healthy. So don't think this is a physical problem, but as the vet said an emotional or mental problem.
thoughts? How to stop him?
Money wise this is starting to kill us. $250 for the vet, about $200 for the steam/wet vac - we spend a TON of litter (keeping the pans clean) and tons on carpet cleaners and other "magic potions" that claim to remove the smell. We can't do this for much longer.