Bengals are incredibly lovable; their loving, playful personalities and boundless energy make them a blast to own! They can occasionally start to exhibit undesired behaviors, such as inappropriate toileting, just like other cat breeds, which can be pretty frustrating for you as the owner.
Your Bengal’s sudden urge to urinate everywhere is probably behavioral. Stressful situations, such as relocating or getting a new cat for the family, might cause this. It could also be brought on by a health issue. If you are worried, consult a veterinarian because Bengals are prone to urinary tract infections.
Why Do Bengal Cats Pee everywhere?
Your Bengal cat is undoubtedly attempting to communicate with you if they are urinating outside of their litter box. Bengal cats, like all cats, are highly fussy about cleanliness. Therefore if they do anything to compromise it, there is probably a problem.
1. UTI ( Urinary tract infection)
In cats, UTIs are pretty typical. If you see your Bengal cat struggling to urinate, they are probably in discomfort and avoiding the cat litter box as they associate it with that pain.
They will attempt to urinate, but very little or none will come out. It’s crucial to take your Bengal cat to the vet right away if this is the situation. If left untreated, UTI can leave scarring and take up space in your cat’s bladder, leaving less room for urine, which results in more urinating issues.
2. Kidney infections
Your cat may have kidney infections or kidney stones if they frequently urinate, struggle to urinate, or have blood in their urine. A few symptoms are listed here, including increased thirst, increased urine production, decreased appetite leading to slow weight loss, vomiting, and more.
Bladder inflammation is known as cystitis. Cystitis in your cat includes difficult urination, bloody urination, and urinating in odd areas. Clinical indicators of cystitis include attempts to urinate but with no urine coming out and apparent signs of discomfort in your cat while it urinates.
4. Feline diabetes
Your cat may develop feline diabetes if they exhibit frequent, extreme thirst and difficulty managing its urination. It’s crucial to have them examined right away.
If untreated, diabetes in cats can be fatal. Early symptoms of feline diabetes include increased appetite, weight gain, and excessive thirst and urine. Once the cat begins to lose interest, loses its ability to jump, walks sluggishly or sluggishly, eats less, and vomits, it is in serious condition.
5. Urine incontinence
Cats who are overweight, middle-aged, or older are more likely to experience this. They struggle to regulate where and when they urinate as a result. Urine streaks around the house and difficulty urinating are two signs.
It’s also conceivable that your cat is simply in pain and finds using the litter box uncomfortable. For instance, declawing could make it more difficult for cats to use the litter box.
Never cut a cat’s claws. Take your cat to the vet soon for a proper diagnosis and treatment if they display any of the symptoms mentioned above.
7. Litter box issues
If your cat’s litter is dirty, too much of it, or there is not enough, your cat may begin doing their “business” elsewhere. If the cat litter box is placed in a busy and noisy area, they might also choose not to use it.
Therefore, cleaning your cat’s litter box daily and placing it in a hidden, quiet location is essential. Your cats value solitude and cleanliness very much. Additionally, make sure your cat can easily access the litter box.
They will be less likely to use it if the doorway is too narrow or the space feels too claustrophobic. Older cats frequently have problems climbing on higher surfaces and prefer something more easily accessible, so if you have an elderly cat, a litter box with a reduced entrance is recommended.
Have you just recently relocated? Brought a new animal into the home? Do you have a new living room setup? All these factors might make cats stressed and anxious, leading to untimely urinating.
Bengals are a very social cat breed, but they might experience separation anxiety if their owner regularly leaves the house for extended periods.
They might urinate in places you frequently use, like your bed or sofa.
Once you have judged what is causing your Bengal to urinate all over the site, you can try to fix the problem by removing any stressors or by taking your Bengal cat to the vet soon so they can identify and treat any underlying medical concerns.
9. A new home
Since everything smells strange in a new home, the Bengal’s need to mark our territory may be triggered. When they feel unwanted and insecure, peeing everywhere is how they stake out their territory.
It’s crucial to bring all of your cat’s belongings, including scratchers, litter boxes, and cat beds, when moving to a new home. They will be able to scent themselves, making them feel more at home.
10. A new animal in the house
Cats are fiercely possessive, and if they feel threatened by a new furry family member (particularly another cat) or the presence of wild animals, they won’t think twice about marking their territory.
It’s recommended to do a careful and gradual introduction before letting the two animals wander freely throughout the house if you decide to bring another kitty or any other animal into your family. Make sure your cats have enough vertical space and all animals have enough daily activity to prevent anyone from having any pent-up energy.
Catfights will be less likely to occur, and cats will be less likely to urinate around.
If your cat started urinating everywhere after you moved, but you had no new pets, it’s probably because they are seeing other animals outdoors and are defending their territory.
If this is the case, your cat will typically urinate on windows and doors. Purchasing deterrents and dispersing them outside the house to frighten the animals away is the best course of action. Your cat will feel less threatened in its territory after the outdoor animals cease visiting, and the peeing issue will end.
How do you stop Bengal cats from peeing?
1. Optimize Litter Tray Positioning
Apart from ensuring the litter box is cleaned frequently, you should ensure the tray is maintained in a calm spot away from the commotion of the house.
Bengal cats enjoy being among people but also want to relieve themselves in solitude, much like people do! Therefore, excessive noise may discourage your Bengal from using the litter box.
Most cats, even Bengals, prefer having their litter boxes situated in remote locations on the outskirts of their “core zone” (the area where they sleep, play, and eat). Bengals are pretty finicky about cleanliness and habit, and if you just put too much litter in the tray, they can even stop using it.
2. Consider Other Home Arrivals
The number of pet cats you have in your home may also need to be considered. Since most cats are natural loners, they won’t like sharing a litter box! Every cat should have its litter box, followed by another.
Your Bengal cats’ urination behaviors may be brought on by territorial behavior if you’ve lately brought a new cat into your home. Similar to cats in the wild, Bengal cats will mark their territory, and this behavior might be sparked by another cat’s scent or physical presence.
Because of their wild ancestry, Bengal cats have a higher territorial instinct than other cat breeds, so it’s crucial to introduce new cats gradually. It’s essential to remember that Bengals can experience stress when a new animal or human enters their area, leading to inappropriate elimination.
3. Praise Proper Toileting Behavior
Additionally, you can reward or praise your cat for using the litter box. In these cases, you must make sure your cat has plenty of hiding and climbing spots, such as cat trees, beds, and additional shelves in the room, in case they ever feel threatened. This type of furniture enables your cat to climb to a high perch where he will feel more secure.
4. Rectify Environmental Changes
It is crucial to understand that if your Bengal starts to urinate indoors, he is likely experiencing tension or worry because all cats are extremely sensitive to changes in their surroundings.
If this occurs, you must examine his surroundings to determine what has changed and make an effort to fix the problem.
Bengals are highly bright cats; therefore, they will respond favorably to encouragement, praise, and rewards. It is vital to get connected with your veterinarian immediately if you observe your Bengal struggling to urinate or making odd vocalizations.
Bengals occasionally start urinating all over the house. It’s a terrible incident, and you must find the truth as soon as possible. Additionally, it’s terrible for your home’s hygiene and often indicates something is wrong with your Bengal cat.
Mostly, a few simple adjustments around the house can solve the problem. However, as we have seen here, there is always a chance that your cat has a medical problem that may require veterinary care and support.
If unsure, do speak with a veterinarian. Don’t think twice and give them all the details you can. Additionally, they must be able to offer at least a few useful solutions.
Hi There, AJ Oren here. I am the founder of this amazing pet blog & a passionate writer who loves helping pet owners to learn more about their pets through my articles. I am also the content manager of this blog. I have experience in pet training and behavior, sheltering, and currently working for a veterinary clinic.