Cat urinating problems are more common than you think.
One of the most important things to know about a cat that has urinating problems is that they are quite likely trying to communicate something to you.
What do I mean by this?
Well, cats are extremely clean animals. Given the choice, they will always use a clean area like a litter box to eliminate. It when things aren’t to their liking or outside stresses are playing a factor that your cat will abandon his litterbox and instead pick another spot.
It’s important to note that a cat that pees outside the litterbox is not misbehaving. Under no circumstances should you discipline a cat for inappropriate urination practices.
Here is a short list of things to check for to help in solving cat urinating problems.
1. Is the litterbox clean?
This is a somewhat obvious question but one that is often overlooked. Be honest with yourself. Are you cleaning the litter box both often enough and thoroughly enough?
2. Where is the litter box?
Litter box aversion can often be due to the location of the box itself. Is it in a high-traffic area? Is it hidden away in a closet?
On the one hand, you want your cat to have some privacy so putting it out in the living room isn’t a great idea! But on the other hand, you also don’t want to stick it in the closet where it will get forgotten about and not cleaned often enough.
Solving cat urinating problems starts with doing some thorough research on the subject and getting to the bottom of why your cat is peeing outside the litter box.
Be sure to get your cat to the vet as a first step as a urinary tract infection is a very distinct possibility and the number one reason cat’s urinate where they shouldn’t.