This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Any kitty can develop a lower urinary tract disorder, but it's most commonly seen in cats who are middle-aged, use an indoor litterbox exclusively, eat a kibble only diet, don't get enough exercise and are overweight, and who are stressed by their environment. Even worse, for reasons known only to them, some kitties turn their owner's bed into a second bathroom. When did the marking begin, and what was happening in her environment at that time? Modern-day felines are probably attracted to litter because it's the closest substrate to sand they can find inside a house. Maybe she's sensitive to a chemical used to clean the box, or perhaps she's not fond of a box with a hood. If your cat isn't passing urine, a situation more commonly seen in males than females but can happen to either sex, this is a life-threatening medical emergency and you should seek immediate care.
I have been sick with a really bad cold for the last week, so I admit the behavior advice removed because I was occupying the couch most of the time. We also have a advice removed. Maybe the pan itself is unacceptable. As the problem waned, we stopped writing, so I apologize that you haven't been up to date, but you've had to wade through so much writing from us, that you may find this situation a welcome relief! I am still doing the behavior advice removed since they are not yet transferring scents to each other.
The cat avoids using it because it is like a dirty, smelly restroom. Mieshelle, you are an amazing person. Thanks for all of your help. Added another advice removed.
Resolving urine marking involves identifying and addressing the source of your cat's stress. Any kitty can develop a lower urinary tract disorder, but it's most commonly seen in cats who are middle-aged, use an indoor litterbox exclusively, eat a kibble only diet, don't get enough exercise and are overweight, and who are stressed by their environment. Please Enter Your Comment. Perhaps your cat's box isn't being cleaned frequently, or frequently enough to meet her standards. Karen Becker cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Boxes should be kept scrupulously clean.