It can indicate a medical problem or it can be a behavioral problem.
Cats begin urinating outside the box as a response to something that is wrong, either with them or their environment.
It is not just them “behaving badly” and cats don’t urinate inappropriately out of “spite”.
Do cats pee when they are mad?
The reality is that most cats who urinate outside the box aren’t choosing to do so because they are angry. For some of these kitties, that behavior is your first sign that your cat is suffering from lower urinary tract disease (LUTD).
Why is my cat peeing where she’s not supposed to?
Perhaps the most common reason cats urinate inappropriately is that they dislike the litter box. If your cat is peeing everywhere and you’ve ruled out medical issues, then it’s time to reassess your litter boxes. For older cats, the litter box should be easy for your senior cat to get into.
Why did my cat pee on my face?
Stress and Anxiety Can Cause Inappropriate Urination
After medical conditions, stress and anxiety are the most common causes of inappropriate urination in cats. Cats can be stressed or anxious about many things that humans might not immediately recognize. Poor litter box conditions are chief among these.
How do I stop my cat from peeing on my duvet?
Make sure the litter box is clean, so the cat is inclined to go in there. Scoop it twice a day and give it a big clean every 10 days or so. If your cat is peeing on the bed or couch, cover it with something plastic, like a shower curtain, until the behavior is resolved. Figure out the kind of litter your cat prefers.