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Hi!
I am new to this forum, this is my first post.
I had a question about my two cats behaviour :D
I got Ben and Jerry a few months ago. They are brothers. They love to cuddle, and are very social, which is great.
There's only one thing. The first three months, they were using the litter boxes all the time. They never pooped or peed anywhere else. Suddenly, at maybe 5 months old, they stopped using them. They pee all over the couch, and never use the litter boxes. We have tried changing the litter type, but it doesn't help. They are not castrated, we will do that very soon. Could that be the only reason ? We take them outside when we can, but we live near a road so they can't be there alone (too young anyways ) We play with them often, and they love that.
This is becoming a real problem, as the smell is very strong too. There are no other problems, they are super cute and very playful. They have a small cat tree, and many toys.
They are healthy, as far as we know. Never seem in pain or uncomfortable. When we get them castrated, we will ask the vet, who is a good friend :)
I was wondering if anyone had any tips, or advice?
Thank you !
 

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Has your vet/friend run any tests?

When you notice that your kitty is urinating outside of the litter box, the first step is to rule out medical issues with a Urinalysis and bladder radiographs (x-rays). The most common medical cause is “idiopathic stress-induced cystitis,” which accounts for approximately 75% of cases. This means that there is inflammation (and therefore pain and sense of urgency) within the bladder, but there is no identifiable cause. We do know that stress can precipitate these symptoms. Cats who are affected may have recurrent episodes with varying frequency throughout their lives if the underlying stressor is not identified and controlled (see below). The next most common cause is bladder stones, accounting for approximately 15% of medical cases, followed by urinary tract infections, which account for less than 5% of medical case. Less commonly, urinary crystals and bladder tumors are seen. If a medical problem is identified, your kitty will be treated in a way to resolve the underlying medical cause, and increase comfort.
If they're in pain when they pee, they'll avoid the litter box and pee on something soft. Like your couch.
 

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Cats only poop in the litter box on days that don't end in "y" - nobody knows why.

Sorry. :giggle: If I knew how cats think, I'd be a millionaire. Mine used to greet me after work with a glass of Bailey's and slippers. Now I come home and they're on Next Door inviting tomcats over after I leave for work the next day.
 

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I really do hope your vet has some answers for you.
 

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yes I definitely can help you! I have adopted a few feral cats threw the years and one would poop and pee next to the litter box. They were healthy cats but never exposed to litter pans. First I will say if cats do start to pee out of the litter box they probably have a UTi urine problem that only a vet can prescribe antibiotic s. It’s painful for cats with that issue- so make sure you bring your cat to the vet. If they are healthy. Go and order online LITTER ATTRACT, CAT ATTRACT. You sprinkle this in the cats litter and Seriously it has worked for me for both Cats! I actually was skeptical when I bought it but my vet technician told me to buy it and I did. I was really shocked it worked!! And it worked in one day!!!! Please try it. It will make you life so much better! Don’t put too much just alittle read the directions.! Hope it helps!
 
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