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AngelaK
August 3rd 06, 05:26 PM
I have a 4 month old kitten who in the last week has decided to
occaisionally urinate or have a bowel motion outside of his litter tray.
The tray is completey clean, and I use a wood based litter (as that was what
the breeder used). His bowel motions are completely normal, and it's now
happening about 1 in 3 times he uses his tray.

Can anyone help me with understanding (and hopefully stopping) this?

Thanks

Angela

Gail
August 3rd 06, 07:40 PM
1. You should have two boxes for one cat
2. I would try unscented, clumping litter with no hood on the box
3. The kitten may have a medical problem and should be checked by a vet if
the above two do not work.
Gail
"AngelaK" > wrote in message
...
>I have a 4 month old kitten who in the last week has decided to
>occaisionally urinate or have a bowel motion outside of his litter tray.
>The tray is completey clean, and I use a wood based litter (as that was
>what the breeder used). His bowel motions are completely normal, and it's
>now happening about 1 in 3 times he uses his tray.
>
> Can anyone help me with understanding (and hopefully stopping) this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>
>
>

AngelaK
August 3rd 06, 11:03 PM
"Gail" > wrote in message
ink.net...
> 1. You should have two boxes for one cat
> 2. I would try unscented, clumping litter with no hood on the box
> 3. The kitten may have a medical problem and should be checked by a vet if
> the above two do not work.
> Gail

We were at the vets just two days ago and I mentioned it then, he said the
kitten is fine and healthy, he said that is could be stress because of my
other cat, but the kitten gets on better with the big cat than he does with
me!!! he also suggested that I should deny him access to the room where he
spoils which means moving his tray.......I have only moved it to outside the
room.

Someone has suggested changing his litter over gradually as older cats don't
like the wood based litter, also to have 2 trays one with a lid and one
without as he may have a preference (his current one does not have a lid).

Does all this sound right?

Gail
August 4th 06, 12:05 AM
Yes, I would change the litter over to the clumping kind. Also, you should
definitely have at least two boxes for two cats.
Gail
"AngelaK" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Gail" > wrote in message
> ink.net...
>> 1. You should have two boxes for one cat
>> 2. I would try unscented, clumping litter with no hood on the box
>> 3. The kitten may have a medical problem and should be checked by a vet
>> if the above two do not work.
>> Gail
>
> We were at the vets just two days ago and I mentioned it then, he said the
> kitten is fine and healthy, he said that is could be stress because of my
> other cat, but the kitten gets on better with the big cat than he does
> with me!!! he also suggested that I should deny him access to the room
> where he spoils which means moving his tray.......I have only moved it to
> outside the room.
>
> Someone has suggested changing his litter over gradually as older cats
> don't like the wood based litter, also to have 2 trays one with a lid and
> one without as he may have a preference (his current one does not have a
> lid).
>
> Does all this sound right?
>
>
>

Gail
August 4th 06, 12:06 AM
I would keep the lids off of the litter boxes.
Gail
"AngelaK" > wrote in message
...
>
> "Gail" > wrote in message
> ink.net...
>> 1. You should have two boxes for one cat
>> 2. I would try unscented, clumping litter with no hood on the box
>> 3. The kitten may have a medical problem and should be checked by a vet
>> if the above two do not work.
>> Gail
>
> We were at the vets just two days ago and I mentioned it then, he said the
> kitten is fine and healthy, he said that is could be stress because of my
> other cat, but the kitten gets on better with the big cat than he does
> with me!!! he also suggested that I should deny him access to the room
> where he spoils which means moving his tray.......I have only moved it to
> outside the room.
>
> Someone has suggested changing his litter over gradually as older cats
> don't like the wood based litter, also to have 2 trays one with a lid and
> one without as he may have a preference (his current one does not have a
> lid).
>
> Does all this sound right?
>
>
>

AngelaK
August 4th 06, 08:51 AM
"Gail" > wrote in message
ink.net...
> Yes, I would change the litter over to the clumping kind. Also, you should
> definitely have at least two boxes for two cats.
> Gail

the other cat doesn't use a litter box he goes outside, as will this one
when he's a little older

AngelaK
August 4th 06, 09:40 PM
"AngelaK" > wrote in message
...
>I have a 4 month old kitten who in the last week has decided to
>occaisionally urinate or have a bowel motion outside of his litter tray.
>The tray is completey clean, and I use a wood based litter (as that was
>what the breeder used). His bowel motions are completely normal, and it's
>now happening about 1 in 3 times he uses his tray.
>
> Can anyone help me with understanding (and hopefully stopping) this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Angela
>

The problem is now worse - he is 100% not using the litter tray and likes to
pee and poop on or under beds. I have 3 litter boxes...........what's
happening why is he suddenly doing this - HELP please!!!