3 Ways To Keep Your Cat From Peeing Outside Their Litter Box


Cats tend to like their litter boxes. However, sometimes you may have a cat that stops using the litter box. If that happens, you want to be able to get them back to using the litter box as soon as possible. The more used to peeing all over they get, the harder it will be to get them to stop. So, what are some things that you can do?

Clean It Immediately

Cleaning up their pee immediately or as soon as possible will mean that the odor has a smaller chance of sinking in to the area where they peed. Not only do you want to clean it up, you want to make sure that you obliterate the odor as much as possible. One way to do that is to use a cleaner that is specially formulated to clean up cat urine. Those cleaners have compounds that will counteract the things in the cat's urine that make their urine smell. Do not use a cleaner that has ammonia in it because it smells like urine. 

Add in Another Litter Box

If you have multiple cats, you should make sure that you have multiple cat litter boxes. Ideally, your goal should be to have one for each cat and then an extra one just to be sure. It doesn't matter if the boxes are all next to each other in a row, but having enough boxes is important. Some cats just don't like to share. 

Go to the Vet

If your cat has just started peeing outside of their litter box, especially if they are a male, you should take them to the vet. Instead of being a behavioral problem, it could be a medical one. Just like people, cats can get urinary tract infections. If that happens, your cat may start peeing all over the place. You should also take your cat to the vet if you are seeing any blood in their urine. A urinary tract infection can be deadly to your cat, because crystals can gather in their bladder, which blocks the urethra, making it impossible for them to pee. That can cause their kidneys to fail, which is fatal. The sooner you get a UTI treated, the better off your cat is. 

A cat peeing outside of their litter box is a big problem. Doing what you can to clear it up as soon as possible will make both you and your cat happier. For more information, talk to a professional like Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital.


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