What to do when the cat starts urinating outside its box?

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Many times cats have attitudes that can be repulsive to the owner, among them we have the fact that they defecate or urinate outside their box. This habit of relieving themselves outside the crate is one of the main reasons why pets are kicked out of the house.

The only way to find a solution to this problem is to analyze and search for the root cause in the first place. Contrary to what many believe, cats do not urinate or defecate outside their box as a form of revenge towards family members.

This behavior has a reason behind the action and may be related to health problems, stress or anxiety, territory marking or litter box aversion. For them it is necessary:

Finding the cause of his urinating out of his box

The most common reason why some cats begin to urinate outside their litter box is because they are uncomfortable with the conditions of the box, whether it is due to hygiene, the type of litter used or its position. This can be noticed immediately after a change in some of these factors, or even the aversion to the box has existed for a long time and it is only now that the cat manifests it.

In general, it is advisable to first take the cat to a veterinarian for a check-up, especially when there is an abrupt change in its behavior or it is accompanied by other symptoms such as stress, pain when doing its needs, among others.

Implement a strategy according to the cause that provokes this behavior.

Once the cat’s behavior has been studied, the cat has been taken to the doctor or the factors related to the litter box have been taken into consideration, it will be easier for the owner to implement a strategy to solve the problem.

In medical cases: you will have to follow the veterinarian’s recommendations to improve the feline’s health, this cause is usually the one that requires more time and dedication from the person, but the benefits will be noticed in the short and long term.

When it comes to marking problems or stress from other animals: it is always best to change the location of the litter box to a safe place where the cat feels in control, avoiding crowded or too dark places. Sterilization, stress relief activities, among others, are some of the most effective solutions for these cases.

If the problem is due to the cat not liking or not feeling comfortable with the litter box, trying new types of litter, location or the type of box being used could be the solution you have been looking for.

It should be emphasized that regardless of the circumstances, the feline should not be beaten or mistreated for urinating outside its box.

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