Having a cat as a pet comes with many benefits. They are low maintenance and can clean themselves, but are still lovable and loyal. Cat litter box training is relatively easy and most cats take to it within the first few weeks of their lives. What happens when your cat stops using the litter box? There are several reasons that can lead to a cat peeing outside the litter box. The most important thing to remember is that cat behavior problems are not an intentional, aggressive act on the part of your cat.
Is your cat peeing everywhere?
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Unfortunately, it is also a leading reason for relinquishment of cats. Elimination problems can develop as a result of conflict between multiple cats in a home, a dislike for the litter-box type or the litter itself, as a result of a past or present medical condition, or a more complex issue of perceived inefficiencies within their environment. In this post, we will review some of the most common causes for inappropriate urination, and some steps to help correct the problem. We can often categorize the underlying causes in to four main groups including Medical, Litter Box Aversion, Territorial, and Attraction to Another Location.
Why Is My Cat Peeing Everywhere?
Your cat isn't that far removed from their wild roots. They feel an instinctive urge to stake their claim by leaving their scent. While most territory marking is done through innocent rubbing or scratching, issues with urinating can also arise. Scent is the primary way that cats communicate.
It's not unusual for your cat to pee outside their litter tray. There are multiple reasons as to why your cat is doing this, with not all of them being so obvious. However, if this turns into a regular occurence as opposed to a one-off, then this could mean there's a problem with your cat.