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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-05-2007, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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cat messing outside catbox

My female cat started messing next to the catbox--she pees in the box but the other she does next to it, then scrunches up the rug (I had put the rug under thr catbox to control the litter spreading). I had left on a trip and she started 3 days before I came home and it's been going on for 3 weeks now. Got any suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 07:34 AM
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Hmmmm... I would definitely take the carpet/rug away from the litter box. Try using plastic or paper and see if she goes into the box rather than doing her business outside the box. I know cats hate tinfoil... and that may or may not be a good idea.... not sure. Use it as a last resort.. it may force her to go into the box because she'll hate the feel of "trying to bury" using the tinfoil.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 09:01 AM
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Some cats do not like to pee and poop in the same box. Adding a second box may fix this.

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