Q: litter box prob
December 16, 2008 | By katelynn H. | 7 answers | Expired: 2218 days ago
are cat uses his litter box but we had moved it to a different room and he knows were its at, lately he has had a few accidents and the litter box stays clean could he be sick? or how do you get him to keep the mess in the box?
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Dec 16, 2008
Your first thing is to rule out medical reason as to why your cat is not using the litter box. The best thing you can do is first put it back where it was. If he is still not using the litter box, then I would definitely take him to the vet. If he is peeing outside of the box, he could have a UTI (urinary tract infection). Sometimes crystals form in the urine and, especially in male cats because they have a longer and more narrow urethra, they can become blocked. When I worked at a vet, we did a survey for the cats that came in blocked. The number one food that was feed to the cats that were blocked was 9-lives and friskies. Not all cats that eat this food get UTIs but all cats that got UTIs and came in for emergency visit for not being able to pee ate this food.
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