why does my cat pee next to the litter box

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Cat peeing outside the litter box? Nearly 1 in 5 cats will have litter box issues during their lifetime and the reasons why are wide and ranging. A medical issue, such as a. A vet visit should always be your first course of action when you discover your cat peeing outside the box. You re using aP Pin the box. Some cats prefer an unscented litter. You don t have enough litter boxes. The
one litter box per cat in the house, plus one extra. Your cat is suffering from a. The litter box is. Your cat needs room to move and dig. Your cat would prefer that you. Or, at least, cleaner. The in the litter box is either too deep, or not deep enough. Is your cat a? Longhaired cats have their own unique litter box issues. Your cat could be stressed by, such as a new house or a new baby. Location of the boxes. Are litter boxes placed in heavily trafficked areas of the house?

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Your cat. If you have a covered litter box, that may be a reason. Some cats don t like being inside the litter box to do their business. Try taking the cover off. Training. Its possible your cat was never properly trained in how to use a litter box. You re using litter box liners. Plenty of cats. If you use one, try going without it for a while. Harsh could be turning your cat off the box. Its possible your cat simply doesn t like his litter. Try esting outPa new litter that your cat will like. If you have a multi-cat house, one of the cats may be. These are just a few reasons you might find your cat peeing outside the litter box. Each cat is an individual so his reasons may be unique to him. PTrying to determine the reason behind a cats peeing problems is often much more difficult than findingPa solution. This quick reference guide to common reasons behind litter box avoidance is a good place to start to help you zero in on your cats rationale so you can stop your cat from peeing outside the litter box as soon as possible.

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My male cat Dean has been neutered and for the last couple of months, since the start of spring, he keeps spraying at the front door on the inside of the house. My husband has noticed another male cat that likes to sit on the other side of our front door and also spray. We have a neighbor a few houses down that keeps allowing their female to have multiple litters of kittens thus attracting all of these tomcats and forcing Dean to stake his claim inside the house. When we would leave the windows open, before the start of summer to take advantage of energy savings, he was spraying MY side of the bed. We thought it was the fact that our dog was getting into the cat food, which was in our bedroom, so we moved the food to another room.

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Our female cat, Sam, also began actually urinating in front of the bed as well. The litter box is in the basement (we have a ranch style home). They have complete access, it is cleaned every week, both boxes. I even got one of those waterfall water dishes and still Dean sprays and now they are both starting to poo inside the house. And it has occurred right after I put fresh litter in it. Sam isn\’t even covering her poo in the box. And it is not pleasant at all. It has a very pungent metallic smell to it. Bad smells don\’t usually bother me like that, but this is GOD AWFUL CRAP! Makes me gag. I can\’t handle it and I clean the cat pans. I\’ve also noticed the spraying is following the coffee table from one end of the living too to the other, which is wooden.

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Should I pitch it or just cover it with a stain and some varnish? We can\’t afford new furniture at this point. I have changed their litter back to what we were using before. I have changed their food to the more expensive, grain free, organic, blah blah blah. Using any kind of regular Cat Chow from Purina turns poor Sammy into the good year blimp! Needless to say, I am at my wits end. I love my furbabies but this is just exhausting. I\’ve nearly gone through 3 bottles of concentrated carpet cleaner from hoover. I\’m going to give these methods you mentioned a try and hopefully, in a month or two come back with a much better result. I hate having anybody come into my house and the first thing they smell is cat urine. Makes me feel like I have a disgusting house, like I don\’t take care of my home at all. Extroidinairly fruatrating.

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