Stop a Cat from Urinating Outside the Litter Box:-
Stop a Cat from Urinating. Hello today I’m just going to give you some advice on on what to do if your cat is urinating outside of the box and it’s an actual behavioral problem not a medical one.
CLEAN LITTER BOX DAILY:-
The first thing you’re going to want to do is make sure that you’re cleaning that litterbox on a daily basis. The other thing is if you’re finding your cat is urinating somewhere else in the house you may want to temporarily provide them with a litterbox in that location as well. Trying to figure out why they’re not using the litterbox may be worth it because if you have a litterbox that Scott sides that are very very high and your cat is overweight or starting to become arthritic, it may not want to step into that litterbox. Also some cats are quite large and some litterboxes are quite small. You can even make your own litterbox by buying a large plastic bin, cutting it to have very low sides and putting litter in that so that they can really just step into it.
DRAW ATTENTION BY PUTTING TREATS AROUND THE BOX:-
The other thing you can do is you can start putting treats around the litterbox. I really like to do this without letting the cat know that you put the treats there. If you do that your cat will just happen to find treats by the litterbox it’ll start coming around the litterbox more often to find those treats and it just may happen to have to use it at that time.
The other things you can do as well is you can try to engage your cat if this is happening because of stress, you could try to destress your cat by enriching its environment. You can give it toys to play with you can use a laser pointer and run that along the walls and get a lot of exercise into your cat. If some of these simple things are not working you might want to work with your veterinarian on products that you could use that are anti-anxiety. There are medications that you can go to but there are also naturopathic supplements that may decrease anxiety in your cat and help it start using the litterbox again.
You have to take this behavior seriously the longer it lasts, the more it’s ingrained and it’s harder to get rid of, so get on top of it right away. If simple things you’re doing at home don’t work, you’re going to want to call your veterinarian and get onto those other more serious options to intervene and fix the problem. With our pets behavioral problems can be worse than medical conditions it’s hard to live with a pet that’s disrupting your home environment that much.