What do you do when you have more than a couple of cats who, no matter what you do, refuses to 100% use the litter boxes, but yet you don't know for sure who it is doing it...?
- We've changed litter
- We've cleaned litter several times a day
- We've upped the number of litter boxes so there is one per cat
- We've taken the lids off the litter boxes
- We've bought things that say they will eliminate the smell
- We've cleaned the areas using everything from enzyme formula to vinegar to Dawn to anything else that has been suggested to us
- We've gotten every test imaginable done and all comes out good
- We've given them medications (some prescription) to calm their nerves
- We've done other things that I'm sure I've forgotten
One has been a problem child since 2002 and another since a bladder infection in the Spring of 2009. No matter what we did, they wouldn't stop, so for the past month, those two are now residing in the basement in a large sized dog pen (several feet x several feet).
When we moved those two downstairs, we moved our two outside kitties in (one is extra loving and the other is skiddish, but needed consistent medications for a period of time and just easier to catch when she was inside). We would still smell cat pee around the house. Not sure if it were just remaining from the two now in the basement, the two that have been established indoor cats, or if it was one of the newly brought in cats. We finally figured it had to of been one of the two newly inside cats and decided to put them back out once the skiddish one was done with her meds.
BUT...Woke up this morning to cat poop in my kitchen sink (GROSS!!). The only cat we have that gets on the counter isn't one that we ever suspected we had a problem with.
So now I just don't know what to do. Thought with putting those two in the basement would "fix" our years of problems, but they are just continuing. I'm ready to throw those two cats back outside and put the one who I'm sure poo'ed in my sink and the remaining one that I can only assume hasn't caused any trouble (but what do I know?) and throw them in the basement with the long-term problem children.
So my question......what do you do when you have cats that just won't stop and when you have more than one and you really aren't sure who is doing it...or even if it more than just one of them who is doing it...?
Answer by matthew9_22 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
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