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How to get your cat from peeing outside the liter box?

 
tastymama

Asked by tastymama at 1:56 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Pets

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  • Keep the litterbox clean.

    Also, you might want to take your kitty to the vet--often, peeing in usual areas is a sign of UTIs or bladder infections.
    Mousuke

    Answer by Mousuke at 7:21 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Keep it clean, most cats will not use it if it is not clean...
    older

    Answer by older at 1:57 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • try switching litters..if they are peeing other areas of the house, it usually is behavioral and is very rare they stop -
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:01 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • you can go to pets mart there is this stuff called no mark . it has a smell to it that detours cats from peeing it may work. and i agree with the others keep your litter box very clean
    blinkys11

    Answer by blinkys11 at 8:24 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Often people use a litter box that is simply too small for their cat. The cat has all four legs inside the box, but the waste goes down the side. Try a larger box in addition to the good advice above!
    GoodyBrook

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:58 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • A vet told me once to have more than one litter box and that there should always be a few more litter boxes than the number cats you have. Sometimes cats like to have options. Cats also do a lot of things by smell, and if the carpet/floor area around the litter box is dirty, it may be confused and believe that's actually in the litter box. If the previous inhabitant had pets, those pets may have left behind a scent or even pottied in that area before. Try having your place steam cleaned with enzymatic cleaners made especially for removing pet odors. You can add some to your own steam cleaner too. Experiment with different litter types since they may have sensitive paw pads. Some brands dont absorb odors that well either. I recommend Fresh Step or an alternative like Arm and Hammer Natural Corn Litter.

    http://www.armandhammer.com/pet-care/cat-care/Products/arm-and-hammer-essentials-natural-clumping-litter.aspx
    hellokittykat

    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:15 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Many cats pee outside the litter box when something is wrong- usually with their urinary tract. If you keep the box clean (I mean EVERY day clean) and have tried changing the litter (scented to unscented and from diffent grains) you may want to take your cat in to the vet and have some tests done.
    meandrphoto

    Answer by meandrphoto at 5:02 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • i agree with pp
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 6:03 AM on Feb. 26, 2011

  • Get a lid on your litter box is the pee is going outside it
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:57 PM on Feb. 24, 2011