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Cat Stopped Using Litter Box

December 9, 2010

Cat in Litter BoxI was wondering when my kitten, Samantha, feels better, would she use the litter box constantly again? I plan on steam cleaning the carpets next week. I would appreciate any advice you have.

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By Kathleen from Tyler, TX

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December 9, 20100 found this helpful
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Urinary Tract infections are a common cause of a cat peeing all over the house. Often a cat will inappropriately urinate because of a medical condition. If you have problems with a cat not using his litter box please get him or her checked by a vet. Your cat may not like the brand of litter you have chosen Often cats don't like the same nice smelling kitty litter that we might like. Avoid scented kitty litter. The location of the litter box is not to your cats liking. Your Cat may be stressed I use vinegar to rid the pee smell. Cats hate the smell.

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December 13, 20101 found this helpful
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Thank you for the feedback. I took her to the vet and she had a Upper Respitory Infection. She has had medicine and is using the litter box on a constant basis now.

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February 10, 2015

I have two Persians, one is almost 3 years old and one of them uses the rubber mat in front of their litter box instead of inside the box. She has being doing that for about two weeks now. How can I break her from that? I keep the litter boxes clean daily.

By Judy from Saltville, VA

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February 10, 20150 found this helpful
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If you cat has been using the litter box regularly before, perhaps a medical problem causes her to be unable to get into the litter box. Our cat had a bite infection on her back hip that we did not see because of her long soft fur. She was then unable to climb into the box and unrinated next to it.

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Her vet immediately realized something was wrong and found the infection. Please have your vet check on a possible problem. Your vet can check your kitty and also recommend a solution to the litter box.

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February 11, 20150 found this helpful
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How many litterboxes do you have? If you have two cats you should have at least two litterboxes.

If the vet can't find anything, make sure you have two litterboxes in relatively private locations and clean them before bed, in the morning, and at least once during the day. Change the litter every two weeks.

Since they're angoras, make sure they don't get fur mats. A bad mat near the leg can cause the leg to "hitch" when the cat goes to jump in the box.

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February 11, 20150 found this helpful
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Cats with urinary tract infections can begin to avoid the litterbox because they associate it with pain. Have your cat Vet checked right away.

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December 5, 2013

My 4 year old neutered male cat, Romeo, who always used the litter box started urinating on the guest bed in the same room as the litter boxes. He started doing it when my husband and I went on vacation October 2013.

There have been no new changes in our household and I recently took him to the vet to find out if something was wrong with him. There is nothing wrong with him besides maybe some behavior issues, due to some not so great feelings towards our 1 and half year old Pug, Otis. I have 1 other cat and two huge covered litter boxes. And Romeo and the other cat are pals.

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I bought a Comfort Zone plug in diffuser 2 weeks ago and it is still not helping! The most confusing part is he still uses the litter box too. I have a plastic cover on the bed and have thrown out the pillows he urinated on. I need to be able to use that bed for family and guests. Please help!

By Valerie M.

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January 5, 20140 found this helpful
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Hi Valerie, it sounds like your kitty was not too happy that you left and he is showing you how stressed out he was. You need to do something with him that reassures him he won't be left again or have someone stay at the home when you go on vacation as well as something with your scent or someone else's scent whom he is closest to.

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If there were no other changes besides the vacation then it could be it. Have you always had the covers on the litter boxes or is that new? I know one of my cats doesn't like the cover and will not use it when it is on so I removed it, you can also try removing the cover and see if there is a change. Every pee scent is also now on your bed, which he is also smelling, Clean it very well or get rid of it.

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December 9, 2010

I have two male cats who are litter mates. They are now about a year old and since we got them when they were around 4 months, they have used the little box without any problems.

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June 25, 2010

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.

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