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kittielover6
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From:NO, LA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 12-01-2003 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kittielover6     Edit/Delete Message
I have just recently taken in a cat from a friend who wanted to get rid of her. She is a year and half Tortie Shell with a very sweet personality and very lovable. Here is my problem... She was an inside/outside cat, and even thought I was assured by my friend that she was litter trained, she is having a problem with it. We don't want her going in and out because our cats that we have now are inside cats only. And so far she has been good about not trying to go outside.

We did everything that the experts suggest (besides the fact that this isn't our firs cat).... We kept her in a "safe room" at first to let her adjust to the environment and the litter. For the first two days she didn't use the litter at all. Then it seemed she was doing good. So we let her explore. After the first two weeks she was comfortable in her surroundings and seemed to be using the litter. But then she stopped. Once she pooped on the bathroom counter, twice in the bathtub, and somehow she found a way to get under my kitchen cabinets and pooped there too. Needless to say I vigorously cleaned everything down with 409 Orange Cleaner. It's been close to a month or so now that we've had her and I'm growing attached, but I just can't take these repeated accidents. I've even changed the litter to see if that was the problem but she still continues to go everywhere else. Even putting her in the room with the litter after she eats doesn't work. She will go right on the side of the litter box instead of in it.

I have never had this problem with any of my other kitties. And I'm really at my wits end. I would appreciate any suggestions. Or does this seem like a hopeless cause.

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nern

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From:NY, USA
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posted 12-01-2003 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
My guess would be that this behavior is stress related. This link has lots of good info. regarding litterbox problems: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9352/litterboxhelp.html

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fleafly
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From:sheridan, wy
Registered: Aug 2003

posted 12-01-2003 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fleafly     Edit/Delete Message
Do you have a different kind of litter box than what she had at your friends house? Also, what kind of litter are you using, and what kind did your friend use?

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