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Student 1
October 10th 07, 01:14 AM
I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. My fixed female cat
has just started urinating over the side of the litter box. Her box is
emptied almost as soon as she does a bowel motion so the box isn't full.
Her litter is those crystals that you can buy that last for 4 weeks. I've
used it for almost a year so I don't think that is the problem. Can anyone
please help any answers would be appreciated.

Gillian

Gail
October 10th 07, 01:42 AM
As the other posters have already stated:
1.have her checked for a urinary tract infection
2. Try a covered box or one with higher sides
3. switch to a non scented clumping litter.
Gail
"Student 1" > wrote in message
...
>I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. My fixed female cat
>has just started urinating over the side of the litter box. Her box is
>emptied almost as soon as she does a bowel motion so the box isn't full.
>Her litter is those crystals that you can buy that last for 4 weeks. I've
>used it for almost a year so I don't think that is the problem. Can
>anyone please help any answers would be appreciated.
>
> Gillian
>

Student 1
October 10th 07, 02:06 AM
Thank you for all your suggestions I will follow them through

Gillian



"Student 1" > wrote in message
...
>I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. My fixed female cat
>has just started urinating over the side of the litter box. Her box is
>emptied almost as soon as she does a bowel motion so the box isn't full.
>Her litter is those crystals that you can buy that last for 4 weeks. I've
>used it for almost a year so I don't think that is the problem. Can
>anyone please help any answers would be appreciated.
>
> Gillian
>

Rene S.
October 10th 07, 02:31 PM
If you're looking for an inexpensive box with higher sides, but a
Rubbermaid or equivilant and cut out part of one side. She will be
able to get in and out but the sides will contain the mess.

It's also possible she might just need a bigger box. I use those under-
the-bed Rubbermaid boxes. They only cost about $5 each and are much
larger than a typical litter box.

Sheelagh >o
October 10th 07, 05:45 PM
On 10 Oct, 01:38, "cindys" > wrote:
> "Student 1" > wrote in message
>
> ...>I was wondering if someone could give me some advice. My fixed female cat
> >has just started urinating over the side of the litter box. Her box is
> >emptied almost as soon as she does a bowel motion so the box isn't full.
> >Her litter is those crystals that you can buy that last for 4 weeks. I've
> >used it for almost a year so I don't think that is the problem. Can
> >anyone please help any answers would be appreciated.
>
> > Gillian
>
> -----
> First have your cat checked by your vet to ensure that this is not a urinary
> tract infection or other medical problem. The other question I would ask is
> if your cat is elderly. Urinating over the side of the box is not unusual in
> elderly cats. Assuming your cat does not have a medical condition, a covered
> box will take care of this problem by keeping the urine inside.
>
> If all of that checks out, don't assume the crystals aren't the problem. I
> was buying those crystals for the longest time, and my cats used them
> without a problem for at least a year or maybe longer. Then, one of my cats
> decided she didn't like them after all and decided that the living room
> carpeting made a much better litter box. Since I had multiple cats and
> multiple litter boxes, as an experiment, I switched one litter box back to
> regular scoopable litter. The wayward cat immediately stopped using the
> carpeting in favor of the scoopable litter. Additionally, all of the other
> cats also started using the scoopable litter exclusively, and they all
> universally refused to use any of the litter boxes with the crystals
> anymore. Cats can go through phases. I have another cat who would go for
> months urinating in the bathtub and would then spontaneously return to using
> his litter box. Since you like the crystals, try switching to the crystal
> blend as an experiment. It has the crystals for absorption and odor control
> and it clumps very hard. There is very little odor at all compared to the
> regular scoopable.
> Best regards,
> ---Cindy S.

Cindy, could you suggest a brand or name of the litter that is crystal
filled, but acts like clumping litter please? I would be interested to
know more about a product like that. TIA.
Sheelagh >"o"<