This is the terrible dilemma I face!
Some of you might remember me from a previous thread. I'm the one who decided to bank her beloved cat's DNA so that he could be cloned some time in the future. This problem concerns one of the two remaining neutered cats I have. One has turned dirty. Actually, both of my remaining cats are dirty. One has sprayed almost his entire life, and now the other one has started. But it gets better. He is also pooping outside the litter box. I'll find little piles of cat poop on the plastic I have put up to protect the furniture from their marking.
It used to be an isolated incident from this cat, and because he usually did it right on the plastic, and it was easy to clean up, I looked the other way. But now it's becoming more frequent (the basement always smells!), and I can't figure out why. Other than the passing of my little fuzzy angel a few months ago, nothing is different in the house. The litter box is scooped every day and kept quite clean, and I don't know why this behaviour is escalating. He usually poops where the other cat has previously sprayed. I try to clean the plastic, but there's no way I can keep putting up fresh plastic. I would have to go around every day and do this in many locations. Not only would all this plastic being disposed of be terrible for the environment, but there just aren't enough hours in the day for all that I have to do. I don't need this on top of it.
Is there anything I can do to turn around his behaviour? Otherwise he is a very smart and very loveable cat. I don't want to do the unthinkable to either of them, but I may have no choice. I can't have this house ruined by a smell that can never be removed!
Any suggestions to help either one stop voiding outside the litter box would be greatly appreciated!! I'm desperate!! (Feliway hasn't worked for me.)