Why does my cat keep peeing outside of the kitty litter?

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Why does my cat keep peeing outside of the kitty litter?

Now there can be a few reasons for this!

  1. You’ve changed their kitty litter and they don’t like it.
  2. You’re not cleaning their kitty litter regularly enough.
  3. They’re slightly peeved at someone or something in the home front.
  4. They’re in physical pain as they’re going to the toilet, hence moving around.

Point 1 and 2 are fairly easy to address and you either go back to the original kitty litter or try another one. If you know you’re getting a little slack with cleaning, then step it up.

Depending on what type of kitty litter you’re using will determine how often you change it (remember to wash the kitty litter vessel at least monthly). As soon as they do a No 2. – clean it!  If you have more than one cat, I strongly suggest having two kitty litters in different areas of your home. Some cats don’t like sharing OR they may have had a tiff!

Now if they’re peeved at you, you’ll know. Most pet parents can sense when their cat is not impressed by something. If the peeing is consistently happening and you’ve addressed everything that could possibly upset your cat (yes, I know, it could be a variety of things. But think of what’s changed just before they started peeing outside the kitty litter), and you may need to change things back.

If it’s happening for more than a week and you’ve addressed all of the above, then it’s time to take them to the vet and get a vet check-up. Sometimes it can be something like a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) that’s painful for them and they may need a round of antibiotics.

 

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