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terrifictonya
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From:madill ok 73446
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 01-25-2004 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for terrifictonya     Edit/Delete Message
hi, i found a cat at a store a month ago, the lady inside said she had been there about 2 months and needed a good home. this cat is sooooo cute she is very lovable she likes to sit in your lap and have her belly rubbed. my problem is that she will not use a litter box she uses anything in the floor (my husbands clothes, towels anything in the floor) please help if you can think of anything that will help me

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nern

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 01-25-2004 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
You are very kind to take in this stray...I sure hope you can get the litterbox problems resolved.
Has she ever used the litter box in the time that you've had her? Do you scoop or change the litter daily? Have you tried moving the litter box to another location in your home?
Here are some suggestions:
1) Have any health problems (such as a UTI) that could be contributing to this problem ruled out.
2) Have her spayed (if you have not done so already). If money is an issue you may be able to find a low cost spay/neuter clinic in your area. You can check at: www.spayusa.org
3) Clean as many areas as you are aware of that she is urinating on with a product such as Nature's Miracle.
4)Once health problems are ruled out you can try restricting her with her litterbox to one room or enclosed area until she starts using the box.
5) Get a second box and put it in another location in your home so she has access to more than one box
6) Try Feliway spray or a Comfort Zone plug-in with Feliway
7) Try another type of litter and/or an enclosed box if your currently using an open box or vise versa.
Here is a website that you may also find helpful: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9352/litterboxhelp.html
Best of luck.

Vanessa

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jenny052601
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From:Vancouver,WA. USA
Registered: Nov 2003

posted 01-26-2004 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jenny052601     Edit/Delete Message
I think the previous post covered all the bases. It's really great that you took this kitty in. Hopefully its just because kittys used to the small pet store enclosure and a big house is very confusing to decide where the liter box is.
Jenny

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footsie
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From:Vancouver, WA USA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 01-27-2004 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for footsie     Edit/Delete Message
Did the cat ever use the box? If he had been a stray he may never have been trained to use a litter box in the first place.

You might have to start over with kitten training. There are some good websites and posts here that describe the process.

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terrifictonya
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From:madill ok 73446
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 02-11-2004 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for terrifictonya     Edit/Delete Message
well i am so happy my cat(cupcake) has started to use the litter box guess she just wasnt ever trained also my other cat(spook) helps her to like a momma cat getting on to her babys any ways thanks for your comments they helped me out

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nern

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From:NY, USA
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posted 02-11-2004 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
Glad to hear this

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