Cat Stopped Using Litter Box

I have an adult 10 year old cat. We got 2 kittens in September. They are getting alone pretty well. The older cat has always been a loner. She bats and hisses at the kittens when they bother her, but they seem to understand each other.

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We think the older cat has been peeing and pooping outside her box. What should I do? I am thinking of trying an attracting litter. Any ideas?

By Michele from Coatesville, PA

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Cat Stopped Using Litter Box

Get another litter box, wash and bleach rinse the one she's been using, and see which one she wants. Try to seclude it away from kittens like on a back porch or someplace she can go, but they can't. It's too many cats for her, and the smells are overwhelming her. I have the same problem here. I have two females, spayed, but I change the box more often because one of them wierds out. I don't really have room for a second, but that would be my first preference. (12/17/2009)

By PIKKA

Cat Stopped Using Litter Box

I had the same issue. My oldest female cat, Salem, has been living with us for eight years. She too has always liked her privacy. Then when we found an abandoned pregnant cat a year ago, we brought her home. Needless to say, Salem was pretty mad that we not only got another cat, but one that brought five more with her. After, she refused to use her litter box and began peeing all over the place, including on the kitchen table! It was pain. Finally we got another litter box and put it on the opposite end of the house where mama cat spent her time. Salem started using her litter again. They still don't like each other, but now they can go on without having to share the same bathroom. (12/18/2009)

By thriftergirl

Cat Stopped Using Litter Box

I have been told that multiple cats need multiple litter boxes. (12/18/2009)

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