I have 9 year old male cat that has stopped squatting when he urinates in the litter box. He stands straight up and the pee shoots out the back. I used the Littermaid box for a few years but recently had to switch to a hooded box because he was shooting right over the back of the Littermaid. I took him to the Vet and had him checked for UTI. He even gave him a shot (cordizon?) because he said he may be developing arthitis in his hips, which would cause him pain when squatting. No UTI and the shot didn't help. He's still doing the same thing. If he was in pain the shot would have stopped it for a while. Why is he still doing this? Is it just bad behavior? Anyone else had this problem or know what's causing him to do this? The hooded box is doing a pretty good job of keeping the urin inside the box but it's still a mess everyday because he pees all over the back side.