I have a male Siamese about 12-years old. A few years ago, we had to move into a very small apartment, and he started pooping just outside the litterbox. It became more over time, and occassionally he would pee in cat beds.
We moved into a bigger home, and over time he has started pooping further away from the box and anywhere it suits him. We did get him to stop peeing outside of the box, but the poop continues. He'll use the box about half the time, and not the other half.
We got Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract cat litter, which didn't really work. According to Dr. Elsey, we put the cat in an unused bedroom where no cat had been in before. He's got his own room, his own food and water, his own brand new litterbox, toys, the works, and we play with him and visit him many times a day.
He's happy. The vet says there's nothing wrong with him. There are no other cats to ambush him or bully him. We just don't know what to do next.
Dr. Elsey's literature says the next thing to do is put him in a cage with only enough space for litter, and a small clean space for his food/water/bed. He's been in that room 45-days, and I don't like the idea of a cage if I don't have to do it.
Is the cage going to work? Am I missing something? Everywhere I look on the internet, I get the same answers that don't apply to him. What can I do?