Litter Box Tips for Cats: An Ideal Litter Box Can Help Prevent or Eliminate Inappropriate Urination
Cats use their litter box out of instinct. If your cat urinates outside the little box,
it could be because of two reasons.
First of all, it could be because your cat does not like something about the litter box, and therefore may not use it, deciding to urinate on carpeting, furniture, or clothing instead.
Secondly, this could be caused by a medical condition. Many cats urinate inappropriately due to a medical problem, but then develop a behavioral problem the longer they urinate outside the box. They then have to be retrained to use the litter box once the medical problem is resolved. Since it is hard to determine what the cause is for cats to urinate outside the litter box without a medical test, we highly recommend that your cat should be examined and have a urinalysis as soon as you notice the problem. The sooner the problem is rectified, the more likely your cat will be retrained
successfully to use the litter box.
An ideal litter box is like your home bathroom; the nicer the litter box environment, the more your cat will use it. Here are tips to prevent and/or correct behavioral urinary problems:
If cats can smell urine in carpet, then they will think it is another toilet. Some cats need to be retrained, which involves confining a cat for a short period with food, water, and litter box in a room without absorbable surfaces (i.e. tile/linoleum floors).
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