Why Would a Cat Pee on a Baby Chair?

Why would a cat pee on a baby chair? I noticed the strong smell of urine and found wet spots on the bouncer seat. I was shocked and disgusted.

The cover was washable, but I threw it away because the fabric was ripping and sagging anyway. I was afraid my cat picked up a nasty new habit, but thankfully it was isolated to that particular item.

Why did the cat pee on the baby’s bouncer?

I hadn’t used it for months, and it had never been a problem. My daughter and I watched her friend’s three month old, and the cat peed on the baby bouncer sometime afterward.

Why Would a Cat Pee on a Baby Chair?

There are a few reasons why a cat would wet in a baby seat. Consider the following possibilities to try and prevent it from happening again.

  • Baby’s diaper leaked and left a urine scent – it only takes a drop!
  • Dirty or inaccessible litter box
  • Another baby used the chair and kitty left his (or her) mark
  • Is the cat spayed or neutered? Cats that aren’t fixed may mark their territory
  • Kitty has a UTI and is avoiding the pan

How to Stop the Cat from Peeing in the Baby’s Bouncer Seat

First of all, it’s important to keep the cover clean. It may smell fine to you, but cats have much better noses than humans do.

Remove it and wash it according to product directions.

If the cover doesn’t come off you really need one that does. Even if the cat hadn’t peed in the baby seat you should be able to properly clean the fabric.

  • Figure out why the cat wouldn’t have used the litter box
  • Check for a UTI using the kit posted above or at your vet’s office
  • Have the cat spayed or neutered to avoid territorial spraying
  • Make the baby seat inaccessible to the cat – an obvious solution

If it’s way out of character for your cat to urinate outside of the litter box you need to rule out a urinary tract infection.

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Why UTIs Cause Cats to Pee Inappropriately?

You may be wondering how or why a cat would pee on a baby seat because of a UTI.

Why would a cat pee on a baby chair?

When cats have painful UTIs they associate their litter box with pain. The cat figures if he or she urinates elsewhere it won’t hurt anymore, but we know it just doesn’t work that way.

The article entitled Why a Cat Might Pee in a Laundry Basket explains more.

Your cat isn’t trying to punish you or insult you or your baby. If the problem is a UTI, kitty is just trying to make the pain go away the only way he or she knows how.

Kim

Kimberly Dalessandro (a.k.a. Crystal Ray) began her online writing career in 2005 with PageWise Incorporated and went on to become a top writer for both Associated Content and Yahoo Voices under the pen name Crystal Ray. In early 2017 she launched Blue Crystal Sky ~ Everything Under the Sun. She is continually coming up with new ideas to share with the world.

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