Litter Box Problems?

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Quick index: Litter box problems? | How to get a urine sample from your cat | Cure the litterbox blues: location, litter, box selection | How to stop your cat from spraying | Inappropriate elimination or spraying? | How to clean urine stains

Are you having problems with the litterbox…or are you a new cat owner? We’ve got you covered.

Housesoiling is the most common behavior problem for which cat owners seek assistance. Sadly, it’s also a major reason why many cats are abandoned or eventually euthanized.

The first thing you must do for a cat who is urinating/defecating out of the litter box is to eliminate any medical problems. Your veterinarian should perform a physical examination and urine/fecal tests should be performed.

Once you’ve got that question out of the way, it’s time to work to make your litterbox(s) an attractive, appealing place both for your cat(s) and for you. Even a cat who has developed bad litterbox habits can be taught to relearn that the litterbox equals restroom.