Cats Use Bathroom In Front Of Litterbox

by kari veinot
(canada)

my 5 yr old female cat and my 2 yr old male cat don't always use their litterbox, they go right in front of it, they never go anywheres else in the house, and still use the box sometimes, i want to know why

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litterbox problems
by: Anonymous

I would suggest buying a bigger litter tray. My cat used to do this all the time and when watching her she would stand in the litter and wee over the side of the tray. Buying a bigger litter tray with higher sides really helped and she hasn't done it since :)

try this
by: Anonymous

and try switching litter. if you use pine pellets try clumping and vice versa ....

answer
by: Kate

Hi
Cats like to have their own litter tray as they do not like to smell another cats urine as it is used a s territory marker. It could be that if you only have one tray they are each marking the area as their own. Then the other cat comes along and urinates in the same area to try and cover up the other cats smell.

I would recommend two separate litter trays in different parts of the house. This way they have their own separate territories and should not feel the need to urinate around the area. :)

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