Re: Litter Box Problem
posted at 11/10/2013 2:58 PM EST
In response to RockinRobin39's comment:
Have you tried a covered box, a bigger box, or preferably a bigger covered box.
She may prefer to urinate in places other than her litter box because there's something about the litter box she dislikes. Some cats don't like their litter, or dislike a covered box that retains odors, or dislike the least bit of soiling in the litter, which requires that you keep the litter box immaculately clean. Including washing the top and bottom (covered box) frequently so she isn't deterred from using it due to odor.
Do the pee pads bother her? I thought you should keep plastic away from cats...
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Yep, I've tried a covered box, and she won't go near it. I also have two really large boxes, and the one in the bathroom is a bit smaller, but she will occasionally pee in that one.
My previous male cat only used the left-hand box, and she used the right-hand one. She didn't always cover up, but she did use the box. After Benji died, I brought in another male, who is actually her brother or cousin. She seems to like him...is always rubbing up against him...but I think the problem started when the he started using both boxes in the bedroom.
I tried changing the litter...that didn't work. I added the extra box in the bathroom...that didn't work. The puppy pads are working, but since she does try to cover up with the puppy pads and scratches them up and over each other, if I don't see it in time, she ends up peeing directly on the litter mat, or the back of the puppy pads, or, sometimes, partly on the carpet.