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Cat Litter JoyCat litter box problems can cause a lot of stress in the feline human relationship, so we've collected a bunch of resources from around the internet to help you find solutions that work!
Step 1 - Understand the ProblemTo solve a litter box problem, first you have to identify the causal factor. Article: 10 Reasons Cats pee outside the litter box from the 'Happy Litter Box' is a great place to start.
Step 2 - Eliminate medical issuesThere are a few medical conditions that can contribute to litterbox problems (often described by vets as 'inappropriate elimination') including feline lower urinary tract disease, urinary tract infection, cystitis, obstruction of the urethra, diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, and hyperthyroidism. Particularly if your cat has any other changes in behaviour - such as eating or drinking more or less than usual, sleeping more or less, or any sign of distress - you will definitely want to get your vet to check your cats health. If the litter box problems continue, even without other symptoms of distress, a check up is probably a good idea.
Some tips to help you discover if your cats problems may be behavioural or medical:
Step 3 - Experiment to find a solutionLoads of stuff you can try... a good first step is to add another litter box. Get a new kind of litter box of a different type than the old one, and place it in a new location. You can use multiple boxes to test different kinds of litter, and particularly in a multi-cat household it's helpful to have more litter locations and box types too.
Tips and information for litterbox problems in multi-cat householdsIdentifying the culprit - great tips and ideas from Cat Behaviour Associates http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/litter-box-problems-in-a-multicat-home-how-to-identify-the-culprit/
Multi-cat household litter box problem tips from the Cat Fanciers Association http://www.cfainc.org/CatCare/LitterBoxProblems.aspx
Litter Box Guru offers good tips for multi-cat household litter box problems http://litterboxguru.com/multiple_cat_households
A House Full of Cats offers some good tips for a variety of litter box problems http://www.a-house-full-of-cats.com/catlitterbox.html
MORE Litterbox READING
Our very own cat litter box article: Cat Litter ListThe Happy Litterbox - http://www.thehappylitterbox.com/ - an excellent resource for all sorts of cat litter problems, solutions and information. You can sign up for free email updates too!
Litterbox 101 - from Cat Behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/category/litter-box-101/
Taildom - a review of cat litter brands commonly available in USA and Canada - http://taildom.com/blog/reviews/the-best-cat-litter/
Catster - a review of five types of non-traditional cat litter - http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/cat-litter-reviews
Litter Mania - http://debdak.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/litter-box-reviews-1/ A good review of different types of boxes - and cat litter review of walnut cat litter http://debdak.wordpress.com/category/cat-litter-box/cat-litter-reviews/
Covered in Cat Hair - a review of World's Best Cat Litter - http://coveredincathair.com/content/product-review-and-giveaway-worlds-best-cat-litter-forest-scent
Cat Chat - Some excellent tips from a UK Cat Rescue Resource - http://www.catchat.org/urination.html
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