peeing right next to litter box
My 5 month old kitten, Pumpkin, has been peeing next to the litter box intermittently for the past 2 weeks or so, but for the past few days, he has been doing it once a day. Today, he has urinated 4 times right next to the box (he must know it's my birthday and wanted to leave me an extra special surprise)....
At first I thought I wasn't keeping the box clean enough (i have two boxes, use feline pine), and so I've been scooping poop twice a day and emptying all the pee once a day. I even clean the box with clorox/vinegar daily So I can't imagine that the box isn't clean enough. In addition, I saw him pee next to a litter box I JUST finished cleaning.
I suppose he could have a UTI, but I'm getting a little tired of taking the kittens to the vet (who I think is a dummy). He has no blood in his urine and he does occasionally still pee in the litter box. Pumpkin is completely on wet food (he won't touch anything dry!).
I have been using feline pine for 2 months, so I find it hard to belive that he just now decided he doesn't like the cat litter. I am debating buying Dr. Elsey's cat litter to see if Pumpkin likes it better. However, I'm worried because it's a clay clumping litter. I thought that I wasn't supposed to use clumping litter in kittens < 6 months old. Also, I chose feline pine because it's a non clay litter.
Any other ideas?