Tibby, not fixed but not spraying?
I recently adopted a young to middle-aged male. He is the sweetest thing and obviously had owners before. We tried to find them but no luck.
I moved him into the upstairs suite at my grandmother's house with me. I don't allow him downstairs because the house is huge and my grandmother's 50/50 Chihuahua/Rat Terrier does his business more inside than out (and I can't convince her to teach him otherwise). Plus Tibs would rip him to shreads.
Primary problem is he started to Pee outside the litter box. He didn't do this at my friend's house before I took him (he lived in their bathroom. 3 fixed male cats, one unfixed female cat, two female dogs, 4 small kids, all in a trailer). Still perfectly sweet, but peeing outside the box after the first week. I weaned him slowly from his previous kibble to new kibble, transitioning slowly to new but very similar litter. Can't afford to buy a variety to see his preferences, but still uses his box for both waste forms.
But he doesn't spray. I've witnessed him urinating outside the box, but no signs of spraying. He still has his jingle bells. Should I be worried? I know spray consists of urine, in part, but I know the smelly difference. Thoughts?