Almost all cat parents have found themselves trying to find cat pee around the house at some point. If your kitty is urinating outside the box it’s important to find the spot where she’s peeing. This is important, not just for clean up, but also to better understand the underlying issue.

If you smell the urine but aren’t sure where it’s coming from, here’s a tip on how to find cat pee in your home.

How To Find Cat Pee

It’s simple. Grab a black light and start chasing the spots. Cats can smell urine long after your smell sensors can no longer detect the scent, so watching where they’re sniffing will help too. You can buy a black flashlight for a small fee and it will last forever.

It’s also worth noting that you can also find dog and human urine using this method. If you have a multi-pet household, this purchase will be invaluable.

Cats urinate outside the box for many different reasons. Sudden changes to their environment or new family additions can lead to this behavioral problem. However, the number one reason cats suddenly start urinating outside the litter box is urinary infections or inflammation. It’s imperative that you take your cat to the vet immediately if he or she starts peeing outside the box.

Since cats can’t talk, urinating outside the box is their way of telling you that they don’t feel well. Felines who are fed a dry food kibble diet are prone to urinary problems due to dehydration. Unlike dogs, cats have a low thirst drive – so they must get the moisture their bodies need from their food. To prevent future occurrences, start adding some canned food to their daily diets.

The black light will help you detect the urine, but if you’re constantly trying to find cat pee, a vet visit is in order.


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