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lmillar3 Posted at 2007/09/05 7:01pm reply to

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So I am posting this with no real outcome in mind...we have the sweetest little baby kitty (about 16 mos old). We have names her Paddles because she is double pawed. We took her and her sister (Trouble) in off the streets of Brookline, MA a year ago. She is very timid and shy, but once she gets to know her human companions is super affectionate and lovable. Our problem is that she has been having accidents (peeing) outside the kitty box. We did a session of antibiotics to rule out a UTI, but it is still occuring and we think it is because we have the dog (who chases her when she dares to leave the "safe" rooms). She would be best in a house with only human companions or one other accepting kitty companion. I am just not sure we can keep her with the accidents, but I do not dare bring her to shelter of any sort. If you or anyone you know wants a little kitty that needs a little extra love and security please let me know... we adore her, but I am just not sure this is the best house for her...
jen Posted at 2007/09/06 8:19am reply to

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oh man...cat pee is the worst!  well, i don't know if this might be a solution, but it works for my cat, who is also the victim of dog chasing.  i have a tri-fold screen in front of her litter box.  originally it was to hide the ugly litter box, but turns out she totally feels safe back there from the dog and it's usually where she goes when he chases her.  it kind of makes her litter area "safe".  anyway thought it might be worth a shot?  good luck!
gracjan Posted at 2007/09/06 11:17am reply to

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Might allso consider getting on the dog for chasing the cat. I had two big dogs and two cats. Basicly the Dogs would get in trouble any time they would as much as look at a cat. They learned quickly enought, and once they took no intrest in the cats, the cats realized that they had nothing to worry about. Within a month both cats where using the big dogs as heater blankets happy.
jen Posted at 2007/09/06 1:09pm reply to

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gman thinks it's funny when i yell at him for chasing the cat.  he'll stop dead in his tracks at first, then as soon as i look away he's back at her. i did inquire once with his trainer about how to stop it and she said i should fill a metal can with pennies and shake it at him every time he goes for the cat.  i never tried it...but could be another way to help?
gracjan Posted at 2007/09/06 2:15pm reply to

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Yeah just yelling wont cut it, at first it might scare them but after a while it will sound like barking to them. I would yell and right away seporate the dog to a time out room or crate.
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