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Why won't my Cat use his litter box to pee?

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July 19, 2019 / By Arielle
Question: he will use his litter box when he has to go poop but when he has to pee he will pee on the floor he is netured I have two other cats could he just be marking his tertiory
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Zebedee Zebedee | 8 days ago
He might be picky about his litter box, but since he uses it for pooing, I suspect this is not the case. He might be marking territory (especially if he is doing it in the same place(s) over and over again), but again, my instincts tell me that probably isn't it, either (mature males are more likely to spray than to urinate for marking their territories, even the neutered ones). I think the other poster is most likely correct: there is a medical problem that is causing him to have to pee suddenly with little or no warning or control. Take him to the vet. I know it costs money that we don't always have, but sometimes it's the only thing you can do. If money is a real issue, give his litter box a very thorough cleaning out, and consider quickly purchasing and placing a second one around somewhere. If he is just picky about where he pees, these two options will probably solve the problem. If you really suspect that he is marking territory, you can purchase sprays in the pet stores that make cats want to avoid peeing in a certain place. I cannot vouch for how well they work since I've never had a problem with cats peeing outside the box (I keep very very clean and plentiful boxes). But really, don't wait too long to take him to the vet - you could just make the trip more expensive, with worse results. Most of the time you save money by catching a problem early.
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Zebedee Originally Answered: Why is my dog not litter training?
Because your dog is not a cat, and because a puppy cannot tell the difference between one spot on the floor and another. And EWWW Why the hell do you want a dog that's going to sh|t the size of your Chihuahua doing that in your house? Ick. Take the pup out every half hour to an hour. When she "goes" outside, tell her she's a good girl, and give her a treat or a pat. When she is in the house, *supervise* 100% of the time. If you have to use the bathroom and don't want to take her, place her in a crate that's appropriate for her size. The key to housebreaking is prevention. When you see her start to show signs of having to "go" (sniffing, circling etc.) take her outside.

Sid Sid
I doubt he is marking his territory. Before you go spending tons of money going to vet. Start small. Try using cat attract you can get it at petsmart. Its a special litter made for cats who do this. There is natural herbs in it we can't smell but they can. I work at a pet hotel and we use this often for cats who stay over and just say no to the litter box. You may wana set up two boxes also. Just to see what he does. Cats can be funny sometimes. And also buy some spray that will make all the cats not want to pee in that spot. All this is under 20
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Ogden Ogden
Take a look at DearTabbyTheAnswerCat.com. They have an excellent article under "Cat Care" on "Litter Box Problems." It tells many reasons for such problems, and how to solve them. Hope this is helpful!
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Laurie Laurie
Like you and the person above said, he probably is just marking his territory. If not, he might have a problem and can't control when or where he pees. Just take him to the vet.
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Laurie Originally Answered: What's a great litter?
I recommend Breeders Choice cat litter. It is 100% recycled paper, dust-free, and I never have a problem with odour or tracking. Other brands of paper litter are fine as well, some come in the form of pellets, which don't track, and some in a looser form; more like small pieces of crumbled/scrunched up paper, which can track a little, but still worth considering. I only mention this one brand because it's the one I use most regularly; I personally find them all to be the most absorbent and dustless which = no mess. My next best suggestion would be to go with litters made of natural materials, eg corn, rice, wheat, pine, wood chips/shavings offcuts etc. These seem to work quite well regarding odour control, absorbency, and dust reduction; they come in different forms, some pellets, some like a crumble, some like fine little chips; some do track a little, it depends on the size of the litter particles, but they are still worth considering. I would advise against any kind of clay; clumping, non-clumping, scented or otherwise. While the ordinary clay will work as a short term solution, and the clumping clay is easy to scoop regarding solid and liquid waste, they are so sticky that they track everywhere and the dust from them settles all over the floor and furniture and anything else that is anywhere near the tray. They also smell, no matter how often you clean, because they cannot neutralize the ammonia from the urine and the dust only helps to spread the odour. Scented clay just stinks, and can drive cats to start leaving nasty surprises around the house because they don't want to use it either. All of the clays leave a sticky muck on the base of the tray which takes a bit to clean off, and always smells bad no matter what cleaning product you use on it. Most of the other litters, especially the paper, leave almost no residue in the tray when it is time to change it all over. One quick observation; no litter will work properly regarding odour control if both solids and damp litter are not removed daily, and the tray contents should ideally be completely changed over once a week, and the tray thoroughly cleaned out with a mild cleaning product. Sometimes though, I do leave this changeover for another week, and it's still ok. (with paper, anyway). Sorry this is so loooooooong, I don't want you to have to evict your kitty from the bed over something that is easy-fixed...and if she loves sleeping next to you as much as mine does near me then I thought it worth posting too much information over too little; and I'm sure other posters will have some good tips as well that I've missed...so I hope you find a solution that works ;0)

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