My husband and I adopted two kittens when we purchased our first home in 2004. We got an orange tabby and a grey tabby. They are both the sweetest cats you have ever met in your entire life. However, they have both started to "relieve themselves" in common areas of the house, instead of in the litter boxes. We keep the litter boxes clean and the cats well fed and groomed, but they have started to do this when they are not feeling well. (This new behavior surfaced this year when they both had UTIs.)
The doctor prescribed an antibiotic pill, but it is very difficult to give my cats pills. Neither of them take pills willingly. Then once the pill is down, they usually throw it up within the hour. So, my vet prescribed antibiotics drop. These still make their tummies upset, but it seems that they like the administering a bit better than the pills.
Needless to say, my house is a wreck. With cat excrement and vomit, I feel like I live in a cat hoarder's house. I was so fed up this morning, since I have a preschooler and an infant to worry about crawling around on the floors, that I purchased a carpet cleaner. I purchased a 2x Proheat Complete Pet Upright Deep Cleaner. I couldn't be happier! It works great. It's easy to use; it was affordable; and it did a great job cleaning up all of my messes.
I will be using this cleaner again, so we shall see how it holds up in my household, but for now, I am pleased with this purchase.
UPDATE: The cats are OK, thankfully. Did you know that you can get antibiotics in liquid form and use a dropper to administer them? Well, you can. I did it and it worked wonders for my cats. They are as frisky as ever again! ;-)