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3cats'mom
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posted 10-10-2003 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3cats'mom     Edit/Delete Message
One of my cats recently has taken to defacating specifically on the bed in a spare bedroom. I've had all of my cats for well over a year without any litterbox-related problems. And when I keep the door closed to the spare bedroom, the offender properly uses the litterbox without any problems elsewhere in the house. So, I'm not sure what the spare bed did to deserve this, but it certainly is being targeted.
Although the door-closed method works, I'd prefer to find a spray or some other method to discourage this behavior. I tried "No-Go" spray, but it didn't work. Does anyone have a recommendation of another method (keeping in mind that I don't want to spray a ton of chemicals on a bed that is occassionally used by guests)?

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wtpooh
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posted 10-10-2003 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wtpooh     Edit/Delete Message
How many litter boxes do you have?

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3cats'mom
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posted 10-16-2003 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 3cats'mom     Edit/Delete Message
I have one litter box that I scoop out daily and change the litter altogether about once a week.

Since the offender can go for weeks using the litter box appropriately whenever I close the door to the spare bedroom, I would be surprised if the problem had something to do with it.

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fleafly
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posted 10-17-2003 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Did you have a guest that your cat doesn't like?

I would use something like Feliway to totally get rid of the smell. Also maybe spray the room down with lysol to neutralize any smells in the room.

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Jamiya
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posted 10-17-2003 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jamiya     Edit/Delete Message
You could try washing the bedspread and bedding in something that is meant to neutralize urine odors.


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