If you’re trying to stop your cat peeing outside litter box, this article will show you how to save yourself heaps of trouble and a lot of money. There are three major factors that can cause cats to disregard their litter box and pee everywhere and how you can put a stop to it often as fast as overnight.
Cat Peeing Outside Litter Box – Why This Happens
Location of Litter Box
I’m not talking about where your cat has its special spot in your house. The problem may may be where you’ve decided is the best place for your cat’s litter box. You have to consider things like how busy and how noisy is the area that your cat goes to pee. If adults and children frequently go there during the day this may discourage your cat from using the litter box if it is in a busy area
Your cat doesn’t have the luxury of going into the toilet and locking the door so it’s important for you to provide a place where he can have some privacy and not get bothered by other pets and your children. It’s also important to keep the litter box away from your cat’s food. You wouldn’t want to eat in the bathroom and neither would your cat.
What Kind Of Litter Are You Using?
Another important factor is the kind of litter you are using. Some cats get quite picky about the type and quality of the litter you have selected for them and will decide that they no longer like the feel of clumping litter. Try out different litter brands and try to avoid using scented litters.
The third major factor that you need to look at to stop your cat peeing outside the litter box is stress. Your cat is much more susceptible to changes in their environment that you or I so you need to keep a close eye on her. Moving house or bringing in new pets are two very common reasons why a cat will show there displeasure by peeing everywhere.
Litter boxes should be cleaned daily with fresh litter put in them as cats can get very fussy on cleanliness. For pet owner who don’t like litter box cleaning there are self cleaning litter box products on the market which is an alternative option.
Now that you understand the importance of litter box placement, litter preference and stress avoidance, you can start to solve the issue of your cat’s inappropriate peeing.
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