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April 16th 07, 11:10 AM
Cats in general are very shy toileters and will often only pee or poop
in their litter box if it is placed in a quiet, secluded area, away
from family members and other animals. The importance of your cat
toileting regularly cannot be over-emphasized. Too often owners do not
provide their cats with private & clean litter boxes, an unlimited
supply of water or access to the outdoors. Such a lifestyle quickly
leads to urinary tract disease which is very common in cats and often
very debilitating. In this disease, large crystals form in your cat's
bladder, which can then flow through your cat's urethra (the tube
linking the bladder to the outside world) and they often become lodged
and stuck! This obstruction of pee then causes a cat to become very
ill and very sore, at which time veterinary intervention is the only
option.
The key to preventing this problem is to encourage your cat to drink
more and to pee more! This helps prevent the formation of the crystals
in the bladder in the first place! Ensure that you have a couple of
full water bowls for your cat around the house as well as outside.
Your cat should have an unlimited supply of water. As for toileting,
you will need to encourage your cat to pee by ensuring privacy and
security when he does so. In general, there should be more than one
litter box in your household. In fact, the generally accepted formula
for the best number of litter boxes for your household is, one per cat
you own, plus one. So, if you have 2 cats, you should have 3 litter
boxes around the house, while if you only have one cat, have 2 litter
boxes - and so on. Just as important is that you use a good absorbable
litter that your cat likes and that you regularly replace this litter
once every 2 - 3 days (rather than once a week!). The cleaner the
litter, the more your cat will want to toilet on it. Then when placing
the litter boxes around the house, it is important to ensure that they
are in a secluded area away from a busy area of the house - however
make sure you don't leave a litter tray in a corner, or anywhere where
your cat may feel trapped while he is trying to toilet.
The key to avoiding your cat developing urinary tract problems and
toileting in inappropriate places, is to make the toileting experience
as stress free for your cat as possible. By providing unlimited water,
allowing some outdoors access and maintaining clean litter boxes in
private areas of your house you will be providing your cat with this
stress-free environment.
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Barry
April 16th 07, 12:02 PM
On Apr 16, 6:10 am, wrote:
> Cats in general are very shy toileters and will often only pee or poop

That's cause ya'll got your cats nervous.

I guarantee Matts Catts don't wait till its dark and quiet to steal
away and pee on poop. They just go pee when they need to pee... as
in..
they don't feel threatened... they have long since dropped the

"you watch my back, ill watch yours" routine

they are comfortable

Patty
April 16th 07, 03:43 PM
On 16 Apr 2007 04:02:30 -0700, Barry wrote:

> On Apr 16, 6:10 am, wrote:
>> Cats in general are very shy toileters and will often only pee or poop
>
> That's cause ya'll got your cats nervous.
>
> I guarantee Matts Catts don't wait till its dark and quiet to steal
> away and pee on poop. They just go pee when they need to pee... as
> in..
> they don't feel threatened... they have long since dropped the
>
> "you watch my back, ill watch yours" routine
>
> they are comfortable

This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box and
used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't seem to care
whether I've been trying to scoop around them or not. I've just waited
until they were done and then finished. Obvioulsy they never cared at all
if I was around.

Patty

Barry
April 16th 07, 04:27 PM
On Apr 16, 10:43 am, Patty > wrote:

> This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box and
> used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't seem to care
> whether I've been trying to scoop around them or not. I've just waited
> until they were done and then finished. Obvioulsy they never cared at all
> if I was around.
>
> Patty

yeah, everybody walking around kissing the cats ass

we all should have learned by now

the nicer you treat someone the more they crap on you

If one allows, cats will walk your life down to china town

there's a difference in being nice to someone and showing respect for
yourself

we must realize, cats are just instinctual, curios little creatures.
their like sheep in a sense... they must be led about.
shown what is good for them, never turned over to themselves.

Freedom is good so long is there is boundaries

everybody knows, you leave something to itself it will go to the
devil.

letting someone do what they want in the name of freedom is a mistake,
there should be boundaries. real love and care.. will draw those
lines, and enforce those lines.

stay in someone's house too long, they will grow to hate you
goto someone's house very early in the morning, they will hate you

someone invites you to eat.. don't be a glutton

then.. remember the golden rule

MoMo via CatKB.com
April 16th 07, 07:20 PM
Patty, I thought my cats were the only one's who did that :) I cannot even
count the times that I have been in the middle of scooping the litter when my
younger one comes right in and starts going. I step back and wait until he
finishes. He has no shame whatsoever.

Barry wrote:
>> This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box and
>> used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't seem to care
>[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
>>
>> Patty
>
>yeah, everybody walking around kissing the cats ass
>
>we all should have learned by now
>
>the nicer you treat someone the more they crap on you
>
>If one allows, cats will walk your life down to china town
>
>there's a difference in being nice to someone and showing respect for
>yourself
>
>we must realize, cats are just instinctual, curios little creatures.
>their like sheep in a sense... they must be led about.
>shown what is good for them, never turned over to themselves.
>
>Freedom is good so long is there is boundaries
>
>everybody knows, you leave something to itself it will go to the
>devil.
>
>letting someone do what they want in the name of freedom is a mistake,
>there should be boundaries. real love and care.. will draw those
>lines, and enforce those lines.
>
>stay in someone's house too long, they will grow to hate you
>goto someone's house very early in the morning, they will hate you
>
>someone invites you to eat.. don't be a glutton
>
>then.. remember the golden rule

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body sweat
April 16th 07, 07:52 PM
On Apr 16, 2:20 pm, "MoMo via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Patty, I thought my cats were the only one's who did that :) I cannot even
> count the times that I have been in the middle of scooping the litter when my
> younger one comes right in and starts going. I step back and wait until he
> finishes. He has no shame whatsoever.

yeaaaahhh, sitting in the box like a catcher, (on a baseball team)...

If mine could talk, I know the one would chat with me while in the
box..
say... "Good morning body sweat, did you.. <grunt> sleep well last
night?"

"pass me some of that paper will ya!"... and finally, "are there any
riders"

on the other hand, it's always good to feel... useful

USEFUL

yes, useful

James
April 16th 07, 09:14 PM
Except when my pussy was young, I have no idea where or when she
goes. Around 2 or 3 months she often went after eating. She then
stop using the box chosing to do it outdoors who knows where. The
last couple times I saw her scratching the soil as if she just
finished was at the neighbors. She even did that once across the
street that I know of.

Lynne
April 17th 07, 03:04 AM
on Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:43:46 GMT, Patty > wrote:

> This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box
> and used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't
> seem to care whether I've been trying to scoop around them or not.
> I've just waited until they were done and then finished. Obvioulsy
> they never cared at all if I was around.

Mine are the same way. In fact, Levi seems to ALWAYS get the urge to pee
when I'm scooping. I made the mistake once of thinking he just wanted to
play with the scooper while I was scooping. I kept picking him up and
taking him out of the box. Well, he really had to go because he squatted
over the bag where I had dumped some used litter and whizzed in there!
(He's such a good boy.)

Needless to say, I let him in the box now when I'm scooping.

--
Lynne

cindys
April 17th 07, 04:37 AM
"Lynne" > wrote in message
m...
> on Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:43:46 GMT, Patty > wrote:
>
>> This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box
>> and used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't
>> seem to care whether I've been trying to scoop around them or not.
>> I've just waited until they were done and then finished. Obvioulsy
>> they never cared at all if I was around.
>
> Mine are the same way. In fact, Levi seems to ALWAYS get the urge to pee
> when I'm scooping. I made the mistake once of thinking he just wanted to
> play with the scooper while I was scooping. I kept picking him up and
> taking him out of the box. Well, he really had to go because he squatted
> over the bag where I had dumped some used litter and whizzed in there!
> (He's such a good boy.)
>
> Needless to say, I let him in the box now when I'm scooping.
-----------
My cats will do this too. I always assumed they were doing because they
couldn't wait to use that nice, freshly-scooped box.
Best regards,
---Cindy S.

Running Scissors
April 17th 07, 04:08 PM
MoMo via CatKB.com wrote:

> Patty, I thought my cats were the only one's who did that :) I cannot even
> count the times that I have been in the middle of scooping the litter when my
> younger one comes right in and starts going. I step back and wait until he
> finishes. He has no shame whatsoever.

One of mine does the same thing. I wonder if they are re-marking the
territory...?


>
> Barry wrote:
>
>>>This makes me chuckle. My cats have actually gone to the litter box and
>>>used it while I was in the process of cleaning it. They don't seem to care
>>
>>[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
>>
>>>Patty
>>
>>yeah, everybody walking around kissing the cats ass
>>
>>we all should have learned by now
>>
>>the nicer you treat someone the more they crap on you
>>
>>If one allows, cats will walk your life down to china town
>>
>>there's a difference in being nice to someone and showing respect for
>>yourself
>>
>>we must realize, cats are just instinctual, curios little creatures.
>>their like sheep in a sense... they must be led about.
>>shown what is good for them, never turned over to themselves.
>>
>>Freedom is good so long is there is boundaries
>>
>>everybody knows, you leave something to itself it will go to the
>>devil.
>>
>>letting someone do what they want in the name of freedom is a mistake,
>>there should be boundaries. real love and care.. will draw those
>>lines, and enforce those lines.
>>
>>stay in someone's house too long, they will grow to hate you
>>goto someone's house very early in the morning, they will hate you
>>
>>someone invites you to eat.. don't be a glutton
>>
>>then.. remember the golden rule
>
>