What is it?
Some cats stop using the
litterbox. Instead, they choose
their own area in a house. Cats
who stop using the litterbox
have no clue that people care
whether or not they use the box.
As far as cats are concerned,
just as they picked the
litterbox, they are free to
choose a more desirable location
inside the home.
Some times the cat is aversive to
the box due to a bad experience or
because it doesn't smell or feel
right. The cat may not be
comfortable with the location of the litterbox. There may be other
factors especially in homes with
Cats prefer clumping litter
and a clean litterbox.
How would you like to use
scratchy paper and a toilet
that had not been flushed?
Finally, a change in toileting
habits can be the first sign of a
physical illness. Have the cat
checked thoroughly by a veterinarian
and with diagnostic tests to rule
out ill health or discomfort.
Why is it?
Consider people who are remodeling
their bathrooms. Some people want
the most inexpensive toilet; others
are more discriminating about color,
style and the location of the new
toiled. People can also be quite
discriminating when it comes to
selecting the right type of toilet
paper - two ply, patterned, extra
soft, etc., since that is what they
Fast forward to the most
discriminating of domestic animals -
the cat. Since cats bury their
waste, they need to get down and
dirty with both the box and the
litter so they prefer a clean, fresh
Newsflash: Your cat might think
you are a nice person, but clueless
about kitty potty picking. If your
cat is not using the litterbox, then
you need to discover - from the
cat's point of view - if the problem
is with the litterbox type, the
litter type, the litterbox location,
the number of litterboxes available,
or the the number one reason why
cats stop using the box - it is not
flushed after every use. Just like
humans, cats prefer a clean bathroom
and a clean toilet.
"Helping you raise a fabulous feline
friend for life."