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Q: litter box prob

December 16, 2008 | By katelynn H. | 7 answers | Expired: 2087 days ago

katelynn H.

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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wanda f.
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Dec 17, 2008

you should move the litter box slowly. thats what i heard anyway

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Melanie
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Dec 17, 2008

I found a lot of good information on this site when my sister was having litter box problems with her cat:

catinfo.org/litterbox.htm

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Meg S.
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Dec 17, 2008

My guess is that your cat does not like the place you moved his box to and therefore, you need to place it back where it was. Cats are not very pleased with changes and this is how they show it......Good luck

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Lisa M.
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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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Sheryle T.
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Dec 16, 2008

Maybe the cat doesnt like it being in the new room, is there a loud noise or a bad smell. Or you could try a bigger litter box, I would put something over the spot it used to be to make that area less attractive.

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Debo2
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Dec 16, 2008

It is best to move it slowly. It took a week for us to get the litter box to the room we wanted it it. Also make sure the cat knows where it is even if you have to pick him up and show him. If that doesn't work,a vet visit might be in order. Be patient.

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Norman C.
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Dec 16, 2008

Move it gradually. You've screwed up his whole routine! Good luck!

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