My husband and I recently got a kitten. She refuses to use the litter box. We have had her for maybe two weeks and she has not once used the litter box. I just got home from going to family's house for the 4th and I cleaned up 11 piles of crap up from all around the house. We have tried everything we can think of to get her to use the box. I tried 4 different brands of litter in one week, took the top off the covered box, added another litter box,sprayed her with a water bottle when we caught her in the act. We tried spraying some cat deterent where she usually poops. We put the box where she would poop the most (under the kitchen table) and she started pooping under my son't train trable. She peed all over some of my son's toys and I had to throw them away. Its getting to the point where she is damaging the carpet in my rented apartment. There are brown spots all over the place on my carpet. I don't want to get rid of her but I don't know what else to do. My landlord was rather reluctant to let me have a cat to begin with, if she see the carpet before I can get it cleaned she may tell me no cat at all. What makes me feel the worst is we are just going to go get another kitten. No bashing please.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Jul. 5, 2011 in Pets
Answer by scout_mom at 5:15 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by dancer at 5:14 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by Farmlady09 at 7:22 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Use an enzyme to clean up where she went otherwise the cat will keep going there. Relocate any accidents to the litter box. I always kept my new cats in the bathroom until they acclimated to our home. This might be a territory marking behavior.
Answer by JSD24 at 5:20 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by tntmom1027 at 6:47 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Have you showed her where she s supposed to go? Put her in the litter box, take her paw and gently paw at the litter. If she poops where she isn't supposed to pick it up with a tissue and put it in the littler box and show her where the poop is and take her paw and cover it up. Has she seen a vet? Maybe there is a health problem.
Answer by Shaylyn318 at 7:46 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by RobinChristine at 9:26 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by babygoose78 at 11:12 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by dancer at 5:20 PM on Jul. 5, 2011