|Purred: Mon Mar 12, '07 8:58am PST |
If this is a new problem, please get to the vet to make sure you don't have an infection. That is super important. If your mom knows because of your past behavior that there is not an infection, here's some things to try:
The first thing is something your mom probably does already, but keep the box really, really clean. In addition to regular scoops, wash the box in warm soapy water a couple times a week. Do you have a covered box? That is always a good idea, too. If your mom can find it, Feline Pine is a very good litter. You can mix it in a little with your old litter until you are used to it if you need to. If it is possible, when your mom sees you start to "dig" at the floor (like you have to "go") she should pick you up and take you to your box. Then she should make a very big fuss over you and give you a treat for going in the box. Have there been any big changes in your house lately? That might be making you potty outside the box too. The best thing to do is to try to watch you (hard to do all the time) for the digging sign and take you to the box. Oh yeah, once you've gone outside the box, have your mom super-duper scrub where you went so that the smell isn't there anymore. Tell her not to use Lysol though because we have read that there is an ingredient in it that makes kitties sick to their stomach. It will get better. Tell mom thanks for hanging in there. I hope this problem gets better for both of you.
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