If you’ve had a cat, chances are you’ve struggled with this once or twice. Cats are more difficult to “read” than dogs and it’s not quite as easy to train them to tell you what they need. A common way for cats to act out is to pee out of the litter box, but depending on the cat, it can mean a variety of different things.
Note: the list below highlights some of the most common reasons kitty companions urinate outside the litter box, but if you notice a change in your cat’s behavior, we recommend a trip to the vet to make sure there are not hidden health issues going on.
While you’re trying to identify the reason your kitty cat is urinating outside the box, considering buying an enzyme-clearing cleaning product to clean areas they’ve peed and consider using an attractant spray to encourage them to begin using the litter box again. Your goal should be to make the litter box the most desirable place while removing traces of urine from all other areas of the house.
Kitties can be hard to figure out sometimes, but paying attention to changes in behavior and routine can make all the difference and we promise, they’re so worth it! :)
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