Has your cat been spraying in the wrong places? Is your cat urinating outside of the litter box?
This could be a sign of a medical condition. Bernhard Pukay discussed this issue on March 21, 2011 in the Ottawa Citizen:
“In order to determine the reason why your cat urinates outside the litter box, it will be necessary to do some tests, although whether or not they will be expensive will be determined by how difficult it is to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.”
Various medical condition could cause your cat to miss the litter box, including (but not limited to):
Stress can also cause spraying along with various other issues, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Have there been any significant changes in your cat’s life? Has the family or living situation changed? If so, try to think of some ways you can reduce your kitty’s stress.
Some cats may merely dislike the litter box, or the litter, or the smell. Others may dislike the litter box’s location. Observe your cat and try to find ways to make your feline friend more comfortable.
Here are some things you can try if you notice your cat urinating outside of the litter box:
Update: Although the evidence is not conclusive, some experts believe that cat declawing can result in litter box accidents. Click here to learn more about the costs and benefits of declawing cats.
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