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My cat simply will NOT use the litter box, PLEASE HELP!?

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June 20, 2019 / By Derryl
Question: Okay, so my 5 year old cat recently decided he was going to stop using the litter box. Yes, he is fixed and has been since he was under a year. He used the litter box up until a few months ago, and no one in my house can figure out why he stopped. And the weirdest part is it's not like he pees all over the house, he will only pee in one spot every single time - which is literally RIGHT in front of the litter box. We put down a plastic box in the area so we wouldn't have to continually clean the pee off the floor, and now he'll just pee inside the plastic box. So what's going on? Our litter box has a cover to keep in the litter and I thought that could be a reason; maybe he was scared to go inside? So I took off the top, but he still will not use the litter box. It's always clean, so that's not the problem either. I have another cat, his brother, and he uses the litter box fine. Anyone know how I can solve this?! Please & thanks!
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Camellia Camellia | 8 days ago
Cats are territorial about their litter boxes. Your cat probably is not using the litter box because his brother has marked it as his own. Have you tried getting a seperate litter box?
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Camellia Originally Answered: What can I use to get cat litter and cat pee and cat litter PASTE out of the carpet?
I see you have tried to do a lot on your own. I would get a professional carpet cleaner, their products are more intense and powerful. Just call some carpet cleaners and tell them your problem, get a price quote first. You should also get a feel whether or not they will be able to handle the dilemna. I'm sure they can help you or Try going to Lowes or Home Depot and asking the sales people if they have any suggestions on products that would clean your carpet, or how to solve your problem. They are very experienced people and should be able to give you some ideas. Good Luck!
Camellia Originally Answered: What can I use to get cat litter and cat pee and cat litter PASTE out of the carpet?
well we use urine b gone or simple use a little bit of vinigar with soap and water or you can use a carpet cleaner

Alyson Alyson
Move the box to a quieter area, no cover on it, or add a second box (one of ours decided to poop in one area and this solved the problem). Switch from the litter you have to just plain sandbox sand, to help encourage him. A lot of litters have perfume added to stop smells, and a LOT of cats hate those scents.
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Vin Vin
does the box he go in have litter in it or not if not mayb its the litter thats bothering him try n think if u have switched to a diff kind or if the company has made any changes to it
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Vin Originally Answered: How to get my cat to use the litter box again?
I had this problem a year ago with my cat. I know how frustrating it is, but I am here to give hope because I was able to solve my issue. Of course, all cats are different, but here are a few things that worked for me and my sick cat. 1. Try to remove all traces of urine/poop and use a good cleaning mixture/solution after removal to make sure the smell has disappeared. Suggestion: http://www.catsofaustralia.com/urinestainremoval.htm I used this reasonably priced recipe as my solution - the only downside is it took a while for the carpet to dry after each time I did the procedure. -Side note - My cat liked to pee in the same spot over and over again, and I couldn't keep up with removing the smell. I finally paid a professional carpet cleaner to clean the carpet. -Whatever you use for your cleaning product, make sure it does not contain ammonia. The recipe I provided is meant to neutralize the ammonia in the cat's urine and using a product with ammonia will just give the cat more reason to use the area again. 2. If the cat has a tendency to poop/pee in the same area, try placing a clean litter box over the area. 3. If you see the cat about to pee/poop in the incorrect area, if you can, grab the cat and place it in the litter box. (This can be quite a juggling act - one time I tried this with my cat and I ended up getting pee all over, but the end result was what I was looking for). Note - Try not to punish your cat or scold them when they don't use the litter box - it will only cause them more stress and not help the problem. 4. When you do finally get the cat to use the litter box, either by you carrying it to the litter box or on it's own free will, reward it with a treat. This worked great with my cat and even now when he uses the litter box he looks to me to see if he's going to get a treat! 5. Try to keep the litter box(es) as clean as possible. I clean mine the first thing when I wake up, go to bed, and when I see him use it. 6. Try switching litter brands - perhaps your cat is like mine and very persnickety and moody when it comes to litter. We finally, the cat and I, agreed on a brand with baking soda in it - it covered up the smell and clumped well for clean up. In addition, my cat seems to like the feel and smell as well. I truly hope this helps because as all cat owners know - a happy cat = a happy home!

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