As a breeder, I can tell you that it is never easy and it’s not always easy to breed cats with their behavior and also that I learn every day about feline behavior because every cat is unique.
When our cat is urinating elsewhere, everywhere except in the litter box, it is necessary to know if it is a urinary problem. And as we humans, the symptoms can be different from one person to another due to why you should always consult your vet before attempting anything else.
Once the veterinarian has been consulted and the urinary problem has been removed, you can then ask yourself those questions:
- Is it because the litter is not cleaned enough?
- Do you have enough litter boxes?
- Is the litter type not suitable for the cat?
- Is there a lack of litter in the bin?
- Is it a problem of territory marking?
- Is the litter big enough?
- Is this a problem where the cat has not been trained properly to cleanliness?
We must question and understand why our cat does not go in the litter.
From one, always have several litter boxes in the house and have 2 types of litter.
Like me at home, I use Magic and Chico brand. Before I used to take Odor buster and most of my Persians did not like it so I removed it. When you have several litter bins and 2 types of bedding it helps a lot so we can know which litter our cat prefers.
Castration / Sterilization
Castrating and neutering our cats greatly helps not to mark the territory because, despite what people think, even non-castrated females make their territory during periods of heat to attract males for mating or to indicate to others that the marked pieces belong to him. This problem is often solved with castration / sterilization.
If you are a parent of a long-haired cat, do not hesitate to cut or ask a groomer to cut the hair around the anus so that nothing stays stuck. It can happen that cats hang small gifts with them.
I also advise you to always leave the base of cleanliness.
Example: We must always limit the space when we have a problem of cleanliness, which means that we do not give the whole house. Give him a room and leave him alone for the rest of the time who needs the time to learn how to use the litter properly.
Bleach and “Pee-pad”
Also cleaning and disinfecting your litter box regularly helps, especially if you use bleach. Cats love the smell of bleach and tend to pee where there is this smell. You can also insert pee pad inside your litter box. The smell of pee pad attracts them to pee.
Last recommendation THE SIZE IS IMPORTANT.
In most people, litter box sizes are inadequate and too small for our cat. This makes it difficult to turn and aim well in the center. Cats like to have space so look for litter bins that are XLARGE size and not wide and not medium and non-standard. There are even bins available at hardware stores and big box stores that can do the trick if the X-Large size of your litter box is not suitable.
If after all this nothing does not work, YOU MUST CONSULT A BEHAVIORIST EXPERT IN CAT. On this blog, Mélanie Morissette can help you.
Feline behaviorist. Yes it exists!
For dogs, a person who does not control a situation will consult a dog trainer to help understand the situation and resolve the situation. For chat owners, when we no longer control the situation and we need help, then we MUST CONTACT AND CONSULT ANY BEHAVIOR EXPERT IN CHAT THAT WILL BE ABLE TO HELP YOU AND FIND THE BEST SOLUTION TO CORRECT AND RECOVER THE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION.
Mélanie Morissette is part of this group and her job is BEAUTY BEHAVIOR. You can contact her and she will be able to help you guide and understand your cat especially to regain control of the situation.
So here are my tips.