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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Litter box question

hello, im new to the forum so forgive me if this question has been asked before.

I recently adapted a 2 1/2 yr female tabby cat. I was told that she was litter pan trained and that was the main reason i adopted her.( i got her from the womens humane society) I got her declawed and spayed/nutered (sp) I recently caught her urinating right behind her food dish. I have one litter box setup in the bathroom with shreeded paper. Is this a normal behavior for a cat that just went through a declaw/neuterd or was i lied to?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 08:26 PM
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Hi Dagger - welcome to the forum.

Declawing would certainly make her not want to dig in her litter until her feet heal up, although with shredded paper you probably have something that's good for this situation. Maybe she's used to using clay litter and doesn't like the paper, either. It's hard to tell. A new cat in a new house and sore feet and sore tummy to boot.

Meanwhile, you should clean the places she went with cat urine cleaner, so she doesn't smell her urine scent there and think it's OK to go again. Ordinary household cleaner isn't good enough. You have to use the stuff sold in pet stores. Look to see if it says something on the label about enzymes.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 08:16 PM
 
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My kitten would NOT use shredded newspaper. He held it for almost a day until I dumped some real litter in there. You should try a box with litter in it. I know that the vets suggest newspaper after being declawed, but my cat didn't like it. Good luck!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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i went to petsmart today and talked to the vet in the store. He recommended a item called yesterday's news. I just put that in the box's and he also gave me some laxative because she's constapated (sp?). I will just have to wait and see what happens. I not going to give up just yet.
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The original Yesterday's News has a rather large pellet size. The (I think it's called) "Soft Texture" is much smaller and closer to clay litter. Which did you get?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 08:29 PM
 
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My kitty didn't like Yesterday's News either. I tried that before the regular litter. Hope it all works out in the end. Ugh, bad joke.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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i got the soft texture type. I was thinking about just switching one litter box to regular clumping litter. is that a good idea or is it too soon?
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 10:56 PM
 
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<~~~~~~~~~~feels bad that a 2 1/2 yr old cat was declawed.

I hope this will work out for you.
Some cats are never the same after a declaw as an adult.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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just an update, i replaced the yesterdays news with scoopable clumping cat litter and i put her in the box and she immedatiley urinated in it. I was so happy. now its just a wait and see if she use's it consistantly.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2005, 04:01 PM
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sounds good, dagger, sounds like kitty was waiting for it, too.
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