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12 Week Old Kitten Peed On My Bed – What Now?

If you have a 12-week-old kitten, and it peed on your bed, chances are you are angry, confused, frustrated, and looking for solutions…

Why did my 12-week-old kitten pee on my bed?

A 12-week-old kitten might pee on your bed because they dislike their restroom environment or have health issues.

If your kitten is still peeing outside of its box at twelve weeks old, a kitten might have a urine infection or dislike the texture of the litter. Litter that is too rough on your kitten’s fur could hurt their paws and deter them from using the litter box. A soft bed is enticing for a kitten because it mimics soft litter.

A soft bed is enticing for a kitten because it mimics soft litter.

A kitten staring while seated on a bed.

A kitten staring while seated on a bed.

Some cats do not like clumping litter. Many veterinarians recommend against giving your kitten clumping litter until they are at least four months old. Clumping litter can be uncomfortable under your cat’s paws and may cause problems if they ingest it.

When do kittens learn to pee in a litter tray?

By twelve weeks, your kitten should be trained to pee in a litter tray. It does not take long for your kitten to grasp the concept of establishing a restroom if you implement consistency. Most kittens begin their litter box training by four weeks old, where you can use the litter and establish a latrine area for your kitten to get used to.

If your kitten is not already potty trained, you may need to train them to use the litter tray. Immediately place your cat into their litter box after each time they eat. Doing this gets your cat used to using the restroom after eating and allows them to grow familiar with the litter tray’s location.

How do I clean up the cat pee?

Clean up cat pee with warm water and white vinegar. The warm water helps soak the urine from the floor, and white vinegar will remove any foul odors. Damp paper towels are perfect for cleaning cat pee because it is disposable.

Sponges are also great, because of how much liquid they can soak.

Allow the area to air dry when you are complete. Air drying prevents heat molecules from locking odors in place. Otherwise, the smell might stay for a long time.

Should I train my 12-week-old kitten to pee in the litter tray?

A twelve-week-old kitten should already know how to pee in their litter box. By twelve weeks old, a kitten should understand how to use a litter pan well. Training should begin around four weeks, with ongoing training for several weeks.

However, a twelve-week-old kitten should not need additional training.

If you recently adopted a twelve-week-old kitten, it can be helpful to show them where their restroom is, so they do not get lost. For the first few days in the house, place them into their litter box immediately after eating to show them where their litter box is. Putting them in their litter box after eating encourages them to defecate.

How can I prevent my kitten from peeing in the bed?

A persons hand on a white textile.

A person’s hand is on a white sheet.

The best way to prevent your kitten from peeing in the bed is to litter pan train them. Increase the quality of their litter, so it is softer on their feet. Sometimes they will pee in beds because of the softness.

Provide your kitten with a litter pan location that is convenient and accessible at every time of the day. Their litter pan should be in a low-traffic location with plenty of privacy. It is essential that they feel safe while using the restroom and never feel rushed.

How long will the smell of cat pee last in my bed?

The duration that the smell of cat pee lasts can vary. Typically, after rinsing the area with white vinegar, the smell of cat pee should last no longer than a few hours. If the area continues to smell after it has completely dried, repeat the process to remove any remaining odor.

Be sure that nothing else on your bed is covered in cat urine.

How can I get rid of the smell of cat pee in my bed?

Remove your sheets and clean them immediately if your cat pees on them. Prompt cleaning prevents the smell from staining your bedding and mattress.

Wash the space on your mattress and get rid of the smell of cat pee by cleaning the area using white vinegar. White vinegar is an odor eliminator that is fantastic for removing the smell of cat urine.

Should I discipline my 12-week-old kitten for peeing in my bed?

Discipline is not a suitable method for stopping your 12-week-old kitten from peeing in the bed. The 12-week-old kitten may develop negative habits if you punish them for performing natural bodily functions.

Your kitten is not intentionally trying to pee in the wrong place, so punishing them for urinating on the bed might hurt their feelings and cause them to resent you. Instead, you must accommodate their needs by training them and supplying them with the best litter box possible.

What medical issues can cause a kitten to pee outside a litter tray?

Medical issues like an inability to control their bladder can cause a kitten to pee outside a litter tray. If your cat cannot control their bladder, they might pee outside their litter tray. They may also pee outside the litter tray if they are not well-trained.

Some common health issues that can cause kittens to pee outside their litter trays include:

  • Kidney problems
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Digestive problems
  • Thyroid issues
  • Diabetes

If your cat continually pees outside their litter tray, keep an eye on their behavior. Symptoms of illness may indicate your cat is experiencing a serious problem. Luckily, most issues are treatable if you visit your veterinarian promptly.

Why does soft bedding attract kittens?

Soft bedding attracts kittens because it feels good on their paws. It emulates the soft litter you should be using in their litter box. One of the most critical parts of using litter boxes is having a comfortable litter.

Comfortable litter promotes litter box usage.

Lindsey Browlingdon