Cat not using litter box???
Hi! I was wondering if you could please give me an answer to this situation. I had two cats, one died just recently (within the last 3 weeks). The other cat (which is Himalayan) started doing #1 and #2 upstairs in the laundry room and bathroom on the floor. What has gotten into him? Is it the fact that the other cat is not around anymore? How do I get him to stop this behaviour and start doing his business downstairs in the litter box once again?
Answer by Kate
yes I would think that your cat has started this behaviour due to the change in the home circumstances after the death of the other cat. This is normal as they use their urine and faeces to scent a home to help them feel more secure in it. he may be feeling a little worried now that the other cat is not around.
I would recommend some litter training as described here
https://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html to allow him some time to calm down and get used to his litter again.
I also have a web page about cat grief. they can be affected when another cat dies and their behaviour can change for a while. here is the page which you may find of further interest
best wishes Kate
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