Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Some cats do feel the loss of an owner and upset of their routine when the owner goes away on holiday. Inappropriate peeing isn't spiteful, but it is a reaction to stress. It can also be a medical problem. So the first thing is to get her checked out by a vet to rule that out. If it's behavioral, having several litter boxes is the right thing, as she already does. I suggest she buy some Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract litter, (available at most pet stores), to replace her present litter, or she can try dressing the top lalyer of her litter with a layer of it. I've had good success with getting a cat to start using the litter box again when it has a behavioral problem such as peeing outside of it or on rugs. All the rugs should be removed. Don't given her any opportunity to pee on them. It this fails, she may have to retrain her using a large dog crate to confine her, or a small room such as a bathroom. Good luck to your friend, hope she gets on top of this, before it becomes habitual.
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