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myahsmom
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From:eau claire, wi 54701
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-29-2004 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for myahsmom     Edit/Delete Message
I am a new cat owner who's cat has decided that peeing outside the litter box it ok. Myah is the second cat in our house, but my first. (My roomie is the proud mom of Clara, the older cat.) About 3 weeks ago I noticed that Myah had peed on the carpet. After throughly cleaning the carpet I purchased a new litter box, we now have 2, and placed it near the spot that she'd already marked, hoping she'd get the idea and use the box. Unfortunately she's picked a new spot right next to the litter box. I've cleaned the whole room, and currently have her in a room with linoleum, her food, and the litter box... I'm hoping she'll get the idea. I'm at my wits end, I just don't know what to do. Also I really don't want to take her to the vet. It's incredibly horrible, and we've already been there twice since I've gotten her, in just under 2 months. I hope you all can help.

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MaryNH
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From:Campton, NH USA
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 02-29-2004 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
try a different kitty litter she just might not like the one you've chosen for her. Or you might want to try a different litterbox - larger, smaller, hooded. One of my girls would kinda pee outside the box and I figured out she was hanging her backside over the box so I got a hooded one and she hasn't done that since. Some people buy the storage containers and cut them down so they are deeper and the cat can't hang their backside over.

But I'd start with a different kind of litter and see if that helps.

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nern

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From:NY, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 02-29-2004 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
I agree with everything MaryNH suggested but if these changes do not work and Myra is completely avoiding the box you should probably have a UTI ruled out by the vet.

[This message has been edited by nern (edited 02-29-2004).]

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myahsmom
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From:eau claire, wi 54701
Registered: Feb 2004

posted 02-29-2004 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for myahsmom     Edit/Delete Message
I thought that it might be the litter box, so I did get the new box because she'd been hanging over previously. This behavior started after the new box. Thanks though.

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