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PostSubject: Kitty Predicament    Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:49 pm

This is kind of an awkward question & I really was not sure where to put or categorize it but I knew a few here on the board were pretty knowledgeable on kitty matters. Smile

My cat Sophie for some reason will not use the cat litter. It's really getting frustrating. We adopted her back in October & at first, she was fine. I can't remember exactly when she started deciding the floor was a better option, but my Mom & I are really getting frustrated. We bought some cat litter that is supposed to attract cats & finally put it in last night. This morning, I woke up to messes on the floor..again. She will do it near or right beside the litter but never IN it. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?....Help...Yikes  Thank you!!


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:40 pm

Oh, that's unusual.  I assumed that once a kitty started using the litterbox, it would be a lifetime habit. I just googled "Why would a cat stop using a litterbox?", and there are a bunch of sites that address that question.  You might want to have a look. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:18 pm

Change in litter can do that... has there been any litter change since you got her in October?


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:47 pm

Here are the top 5 reasons cats stop using the litter box from The Humane Society of the United States:

Not neutered and by seven or eight months is becoming sexually mature and seeking to mark territory around the home.
Fix: Have him neutered.

Unhappy with the litter box or something relating to the litter box—its size, location, type, or litter.
Fix: Make some litter box changes (see the Help Your Cat Resolve Litter Box Issues section.)

Sick. These are some of the medical conditions that make a cat unable or unwilling to use the box: urinary tract infections, urinary blockages, and urinary crystals.
Fix: Take her to a veterinarian.

Feeling unsafe around the other cat(s) in the home. and doesn’t use the litter box for fear of being pounced on.
Fix: Improve their relationship.

Stressed by something new in or outside the home (including other cats) and is marking territory as a way to comfort him or herself.
Fix: Help your cat feel more relaxed.


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:44 pm

Sorry for the delay in replying. I've been busy serving at church for a revival this week.

There was a change in Sophie's litter when we adopted her. I know we don't use the same litter as her former owner but she didn't seem to have an issue going until I'm guessing maybe...let's just say early November. We changed the litter type the other day though & since then I have not noticed any wet spots anywhere, (let's just pray I'm not missing it if there were any, haha) but so far, every morning she still does #2 on the floor or the mat around the litter. Yikes


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:13 pm

Ahhh! Progress! Sophie used the litter box for #2 this morning! yesss


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:35 pm

Awesome!


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:22 am

Kitty update: So far, Sophie has continued to do well in her potty trips. HeeHee


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PostSubject: Re: Kitty Predicament    Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:18 am

Great! Thumbsup


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