The litter box problem is by far the number one problem people have with cats. Some have even been given up to shelters due to this issue. It’s so sad, because it could have been corrected with just a little effort. Love should be the overwhelming factor in dealing with your feline. God created cats for our enjoyment.
True, It can be tremendously exasperating when your feline suddenly decides that the litter box is out of commission However, there's generally a reason cats shun their box, and luckily there's a great deal of things you can do to address the concern.
Speak to your veterinarian first. Urinary tract diseases, bladder stones, and crystals in the urine are all possible grounds that your cat might begin to avoid the litter box. To disqualify these and other health issues, be sure to have your cat examined by your trusted veterinarian.
Provide at least one litter box per cat. If your feline has to wait in a long line before he/she can use it, kitty may decide to take his/her bathroom break elsewhere, be it corner or smack dab in the center of the living room. Try experimenting with a few new kinds of litter and litter boxes. Some cats have a preference for private, covered boxes, some don't, and some cats prefer one litter over another. Self flushing cat litter boxes work wonders.
Always,-always keep the litter box immaculately clean -- even that convenient clumping litter has to be changed on a regular basis. Clean the box at least once a day, twice or even thrice if there's more than one cat in the house.
Make sure the litter box is in a quiet, out of the way place. Cats are private creatures and need their bathroom to be out of the main line of traffic in the household. Respect your cat’s wishes and watch as it will pay off. No need to get rid of kitty; instead try these few easy steps.