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Friday, October 19, 2012

Inappropriate Elimination in Cats Part 1 of 5

Inappropriate elimination is one of the top reasons cats are surrendered to shelters or euthanized. There is nothing more frustrating than coming home to find out your kitty has urinated on your bed or defecated on your sofa. While this can be a very difficult habit to break, there are ways to prevent and manage this behavior.

Prevention

  • Spay or Neuter your cat- Intact cats, both male and female, are prone to marking their territory. Also, intact male cat urine has a much stronger odor.

  • Make sure you have plenty of clean litter boxes. There should be one litter box per cat plus one more. For example, a two cat household should have three litter boxes. Litter boxes should be scooped at least once a day and completely emptied and cleaned with a mild (non-citrus based) cleaner weekly.

To be continued, Part 2 next Friday!