We have one litter box that he is big enough to fit in. It cleans the litter 8 minutes after it is used. It's never dirty, so we don't need another box. See, he's done this ever since I can remember. I didn't always have him. My ex had him for a few years and he gained a lot of weight at that point when my ex overfed him for another behavioral problem he was having -pawing at furniture to cause noise and rattling! As well, the dog used to eat his food, so I feel like he is always concerned he'll never have enough.
He has a self feeder now. If he is out of food, he pees somewhere.
The litter was changed over the years but he uses the litterbox. He doesn't pee daily, outside the box. We do have another box, but since this one is always clean, I don't know why we'd need another. I'm not sure he'd care!
I haven't used the spray in the spots yet as we ran out. I think that is why he keeps doing it because it still smells. I'm getting some of that spray.
We took him to the vet recently and he is in good shape the vet said. He has gained weight since then- 2 months, I'm sure. He feels heavier. I think his weight does make him uncomfortable. He doesn't have diabetes I am told by my vet.
We may get him back in for more bloodwork but unfortunately have to wait until the New Year until next pay.
That's what I was wondering about, timskitties... is that he has given up on the box as it can't be very pleasant for him with his little dainty paws.
I wish he had not been declawed, as I'm sure some of his troubled behaviour comes from that.
Softer the litter.. very interesting. I'm going to look into other litters as well and take him back to the vet. He now uses clumping litter. He has for years.
I really appreciate all your time, both of you. I am wondering if there is something else wrong, but then I remember that he's always done this when he was smaller. He hasn't always been this heavy.
The fact that we have just moved a month ago is probably going to be an adjustment and I think that is how he tells us 'no more moving'. I feel bad for the little guy.