Take your kitty to the vet. Before addressing any behavioral issue, we should first make sure your cat doesn’t have a medical problem. For example, urinary tract infections can cause kitties to urinate outside of the litter box. We recommend getting a urinalysis and fecal analysis run to rule out infection, and some routine blood work to make sure your kitty doesn’t have a metabolic problem.
Once your kitty gets a clean bill of health, you can start addressing his or her dislike of the litter box. Remember cats are very clean, particular animals with a very strong sense of smell. Litter box cleanliness and convenience is of utmost importance in preventing and treating inappropriate elimination problems!
To be continued, Part 3 next Friday!