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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Tuffy has started a new thing - apparently he has to pee backed up into the corner of the box -- one problem - sometimes the pee goes OVER the edge and down the wall. Is there a way to get him to stop this? The litter box is very large - it's not like he's needing more room - and the back is higher than the front so I'm not sure why he's backing up in the corner - I watched him - he gets in the box and backs up til he feels his tushy is against the box.

If anyone has any suggestions - I'm open !! Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 09:12 AM
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Funny you say this....Murphy did the exact same thing this morning. I think they just feel comfortable backing their hiney into something, and they don't realize the pee is running down outside the box. Having had a cat that peed on the couch, though, I give him full credit for trying. :-D

I don't know what the answer is, other than covering the wall with something washable.


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Yea I do NOT want to scold him for how he pees in the box for fear he'll think I'm scolding him for peeing IN the box -he's always been so wonderful about using the box - never once in his life has he peed outside - other than of course this problem, but like you said I dont' think he knows it goes outside the box.

I thought about getting some sort of plastic sheet to fit inside the box that is WAY high - higher than Mr T - and putting inside the box at the back but not sure how to keep it upright - would NOT want it falling on him while he's peeing.
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I haven't had this problem, but I remember seeing something on one of the animal planet shows about this type of litterbox: Booda Dome Litter Box : Cat Litter Box Reviews

Seems like it might work.

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My cat used to have the same problem (it was more my problem, he didn't seem too put out about it). Best solution was just to get a really tall box aka a plastic storage tub. The sides are much higher than he is tall so no matter how far up he aims, it hits the side of the tub and doesn't go over. I put the tub next to my bathtub so if he doesn't want to jump directly into it, he can get up on the ledge of the bathtub and drop down. It works well. You could also use something as a step.
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My Cricket does that too, so I got a box which is probably like the one you described...very high sides in the back. Trouble is, sometimes he would still go in the front. So I bought some of those doggie "pee pads" and put them under the front of the box so if he gets it outside then at least it goes on the pad and not the carpet.


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 12:53 PM
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Mandy did this so I use a giant storage tote as her litter box. I cut a hole in one side so she can enter/exit easily.

You can use a tote or a litter box that the sides are (much?) taller than the cat.

Another problem I had was I got a litter box with a very tall back but I think Mandy found it too narrow because she still managed to pee over the side.

One last thing. Watch Tuffy carefully for any signs of bladder trouble like if he gets in and out constantly, strains to pee, blood in urine, etc.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 11:53 PM
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I used to have a covered litter box and my Oden, he's so special, would always walk in head first and poo out the hole and onto the floor. I couldn't help but laugh. At least he tried. When I adopted Possum, he started hiding in the covered box so I removed the lid. Now he will poo over the edge sometimes. I may have to try the tote thing.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 01:34 PM
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I used a covered box, not so much for a pee problem, though my girl likes to pee on the side of the box, but more for a litter-kicking problem. Alkee used to get litter all over the floor from too vigorous pawing looking for the perfect spot in the box to poop.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-25-2011, 03:44 AM
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mimi does the same thing sometimes
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