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#1 Old 05-24-2007, 07:58 AM
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so my kittie is almost a year old, shes been spayed, and never had a problem with her. for the last month or so she would poo outside the litterbox then push it around into a nice little pile. i can live with this weird fetish of hers lol.

the last couple days we are waking up with pee all over our couches from her and have no idea whats going on?



p.s the litterbox is clean and its not like it was gross for her to go in. :S
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#3 Old 05-24-2007, 08:25 AM
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She should see a vet. It is possible for a cat to associate the litter box with pain if they have some sort of infection. Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of "Think Like a Cat" says that if a cat feels pain when they try to pee in the box, they may seek out other areas, hoping that they won't feel pain there.



If you get her checked and rule out medical problems, then you can focus on the behavioral side of it. You might also want to get some Nature's Miracle to remove the odors. Traditional chemical products usually leave enough of the odor so the cat can still smell it, and she will keep going back there.



Also consider whether there have been any changes in the household recently. Even something as simple as rearranging furniture can stress some cats out. Good luck.
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#4 Old 05-24-2007, 08:53 AM
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You should take her to the vet in case anything is wrong. If she is healthy than I highly suggest you buy Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Litter, it has natural phermones, every cat I've known with a problem used this litter and the problem was solved. Good luck!





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When my cat did that it turned out he had those crystals. It's usually a male problem but females can get it too.

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#6 Old 05-29-2007, 09:38 PM
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yeah bring her to the vet and check a urine sample to rule out an infection/crystal problem. If thats normal you know its a behavioral issue, and your vet should be able to help you with that too. considering she is defecating outside the box too this sounds likely.



do you have a lot of cats? sometimes it can be a dominance issue.
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She should see a vet. It is possible for a cat to associate the litter box with pain if they have some sort of infection. Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of "Think Like a Cat" says that if a cat feels pain when they try to pee in the box, they may seek out other areas, hoping that they won't feel pain there.





My cat went outside the litterbox both #1 & #2, turns out he was horribly constipated, as it hurt trying to "go", he would eliminate elsewhere in the house. Once I took him to vet and adjusted what he was eating (as well as using Lactulose for the constipation), he now uses his litterbox again..
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definitely have a vet look at her. My oldest cat recently has a urinary infection and she would always pee on smooth cool surfaces. now that the infection has been taken care of, she still has a bit of a habit of inappropriate peeing...

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