My story is really long, but I'd prefer if to give you all the pieces, so I can get the best help possible.
The short version is that I'm having to keep my cat, Cody, in the bathroom because he's been peeing outside the box and in the past few days, he's started pooping outside the box.
So the long version...
He was diagnosed with Diabetes at the end of June. Unfortunately, I ended up leaving my husband three days later due to mental and emotional abuse. He loves the cats as much (if not more) as I do, so I thought he'd be in good hands. Apparently, I was wrong and Cody started loosing a lot of weight and urinating everywhere. He had always been really good about using his box before I left. My Ex said that he would just fall over and urinate any time he saw our other cat.
His diabetes was not controlled at all because my Ex thought he knew better than the vets and did his own treatment. It's very possible that my Ex is a psychopath. I think the stress of the whole situation really got to Cody.
So I fought long and hard and finally got possession of Cody about a month ago. I'm living with my parents and they didn't want him here because of him urinating everywhere. Obviously not big cat people. So I'm having to keep him in the bathroom till I get my own place (hopefully in the next few weeks!). I let him out as much as possible, but I have to closely monitor him because he has urinated a few time outside the bathroom. He also has two spots in the bathroom that he really likes other than his box and rarely uses his box to urinate now. And as I said before, he's started pooping in those two places as well.
About his box, since I know those'll be the first questions you'll ask... It's the same on from my Ex's house and I'm using the same litter. I clean it every day, so that shouldn't be an issue.
I really think he's mad at me for keeping him in the bathroom, but I have no way to not do that! His heated bed is in there as well as his food at the other side of the room from the box. And I also got Feliway to try to help, but I haven't seen any difference yet.
Holly and Cody