Stop my cat from peeing on my kitchen counter. After you have scrubbed the area thoroughly, soak up the excess with paper towels and allow to dry. There are various issues with it, though, such as that one of my cats doesn't cover his waste. Clean up the urine as soon as possible. I do not want to hurt the cats if I can avoid it Remember, even though we can't smell it, does not mean our cat's great noses can't. He has started peeing on the stove and counters during the night. A black light will show everything, even in spots you didn't know about. Have strange animals begun to come calling or marking at doors or windows? Urinary tract infection UTI. What Not to Do Getting your cat to use the box is all about patience, not punishment. I don't know why, but they do. When I want to keep my cats off of something I put down a piece of aluminum foil.