Stop Your Cat from Peeing Outside the Litter Box

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It is undeniable that cats complete our families. But just like our human family members, cats also bring messes, accidents and unpleasant odors. While they typically learn to use the litter box quickly and with little fuss, cats occasionally urinate in other, less desirable areas. The key to eliminating this behavior: understanding why it happened in the first place.

  • Unclean litter box. If the litter box is messy, your cat won’t use it. Simply scooping and changing the litter frequently can help the situation. Other times, even if the box is tidy, your cat may react to a specific type of litter. It may be too clumpy and have an unpleasant (to her) scent. Try switching litters and see if that resolves the problem.
  • Unavailable access. If a cat is unable to reach the litter box, accidents will occur. Common access issues include a box that is too high, has a hood or lacks a hood, is hard to get in or out of, or is in a location that is too “open.” Try new locations or a new type of box to see if it helps eliminate “outside the box” peeing.
  • Anxiety. Just like people, cats also respond to changes in their environment, such as the addition of a new pet, new child, or even new cat food! Whatever it is, love, patience, and a lot of MESSY PET CAT STAIN & ODOR REMOVER are the best solutions.

Pinpointing the cause of your cat’s litter box mishaps will help you take effective steps to resolving the issue. Cleaning the area so that your cat no longer smells traces of urine is essential in deterring behavior. Then you can get back to the best parts of cat ownership: purrs and snuggles.