Help! Littles won't use her box!
We have had Littles for about 4 years now. We had her in an apartment, and then we got a house. When we got the house, a new kitty joined our lives, Rosie. Rosie is about a year old the vet told us. For some reason, Littles has stopped using her litter box. Our litterboxes are in the basement (3 of them) and we have a small house. Rosie seems to be using hers just fine, but Littles is not (i've caught her many times). Rosie is not fixed yet, and Littles is. I'd like to know why Littles would just stop using her box despite our best efforts, and how to get her back into it. We have to lock the poor things up during work because we'll come home to puddles/piles everywhere if we dont!. Any help or advice is needed! Please and thank you!
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You need to get Rosie fixed ASAP because she is emitting odors that only your other cat can smell. To avoid same gender dominance issues in the future, adopt a kitty of the opposite gender... it makes things much easier. As you can imagine, Litles is acting out. You also needed to introduce them slowly, because you see the results of not giving Litles a chance to accept the new cat on her own. Finally, cats will resoil wherever they smell their own urine, so you need to scrub, clean and descent the WHOLE BASEMENT with an odor and pheromone reducing pet urine remover from online or the pet store. I would move Litles and her box to a different part of your home... she should be fine without the other cat, who needs to be spayed for everyone's sanity. ^_^
Bezalel Tiger answered on 5/29/14. Helpful? / 0