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Litter train a cat?

my cat is almost 5 years old and will not use the litter box, I put her in a small room and she started using the box part of the time, but when moved to a little bit larger room she has stopped using it, are there any tricks to training her? most of the time she is outside but now that it is hot she wants back in ...

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Asked by BlessingsBegin at 12:48 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Pets

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  • Some cats are fussy about litter, have you tried a different kind? Or making sure it is very clean? I had a cat once that wouldn't use her box if it was anywhere near her food.

    Answer by HolliBerry21 at 12:49 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • some cats do naturally go to the litter by themselves and unfortunately some dont.when you see her peeing somewhere shes not suppose to or pooping give her a spray with the water spray because that makes them scared to do it cuz cats hate water its basically scolding.and i looked it up online for you and this is what it said

    1. Make sure the litter box is cleaned daily. Your cat will start using other places if the litter box is too dirty.
    2. If you have recently changed brands of litter, try changing back. Cats can be picky.
    3. If your cat has just been declawed, their paws may hurt when they dig in the litter. Try adding some shredded shiny newspaper on top of their regular litter. The shiny newspaper cushions their paws and will not stick to their sensitive paws.
    4. Put the litter box and your cat in a small room, like a bathroom. Make sure he has plenty of food and water. Check on your cat once an hour. If the

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 12:53 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • # If the cat misses the box, place the feces in the litterbox and do not pay further attention to the cat. Leave the room and check again in an hour.
    # If your cat is still avoiding the litterbox, take him to the vet to make sure there is no underlying medical reason for this behavior. Urinary infections, kidney problems or parasites (worms) can be reasons the cat is not using the litterbox.
    # Also think of any reasons that there may be some behavioral issues that may cause the cat to 'act up' such as adding another animal or person in the house, changing routines, moving the box to a new location, noise or light changes.. all can be signals that your cat is stressed. A checkup and a discussion with your vet will be helpful to you and your cat!

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 12:54 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • 1 - Rule out any physical conditions by taking her to the vet
    2 - The room is a bit large. Put her in a larger dog kennel, with her litter box and food, water.
    Keep her in their for a month and she should be retrained for the litterbox

    Good luck
    My cat had a lot of stress, in addition to above she was put on prozac. a pharmacy made an ointment mixture to put in her ear.

    Answer by blujeanlady62 at 4:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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