Q. We have a male neutered cat . Hes about 10 yrs old . He is peeing in the house , he uses the litter box , but only when he feels like it .
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. This may be due to urinary tract disease and inflammation resulting in urgency and inability to get to the litter tray, arthritis making it uncomfortable to climb into the tray or kidney or hormonal disease resulting in increased volumes of urine and increased thirst. I strongly recommend a full physical and urine screening to identify underlying factors as cats are generally very clean and do not lose training without a genuine reason. Territory marking especially in multicat households or in response to local stray cats can sometimes appear similar but it would be important to rule out treatable medical conditions first