Two Steps To Stop A Cat From Urinating In The House Ever Again

Is your cat urinating outside its litter box? Are you fed up of cleaning cat pee off the floor? Then you have to read on. I am going to reveal why a cat starts urinating in the house so that you can fix them.

Before we start on how to stop a cat from urinating in the house are you sure that your cat is urinating or is it spraying? How do you know the difference? Well if you are finding urine low down on your walls or furniture then your cat is spraying not urinating. Spraying is a different problem to urinating because it is not related to an aversion to a litter tray but simply your cat marking out its territory. Follow the link for more information on spraying.

To stop a cat from urinating in the house there are two main steps that you need to take. The first step is to discover the underlying cause of your cat urinating in the house. This step is the hardest as you obviously can’t simply ask your cat why he doesn’t want to use his litter box. Instead you need to do a little investigative work to get to the cause of your cats sudden aversion to its litter tray. The second step is to actually fix the root cause and then reintroduce your cat to its litter box. This is actually the easiest step as you already know the cause so its easy to fix it.

Below I have listed some of the more common causes to a cats dislike of its litter tray. The list is by no means exhaustive but hopefully it will give you a good starting point to determining your own cats cause.

Location of litter box
Make sure its in a quiet area of the home with escape routes

Size of litter box
Should be large enough for your cat to move about easily in

Depth of litter
Ensure a good depth of litter so that your cat can dig into it and then bury their business

Type of litter
Some cats prefer one type of litter over another

Cleanliness of litter
Cats are clean animals by nature so make sure that you clean the litter regularly

Amount of Litter boxes
If you have a number of cats ensure there is a minimum of one box for each cat. If your cat is getting old then an extra litter tray can help to prevent them getting caught short

Moved house
Make sure to introduce your cat to its litter box a few times so that his knows its location.

New baby
Make a little time to spend with your cat every day so that he doesn’t feel abandoned and start to attention seek.

As soon as you think you know the cause you need to take the necessary action to fix it. For example, if you have moved house recently then you need to keep reminding your cat where its litter box is. Or if you think that the location of the litter box may be the cause then move it to somewhere quiet and reintroduce your cat to its litter box.

In extreme cases the cat may be so used to not using a litter box that your cat thinks that it is normal to use your floors in these cases you will have to retrain to stop your cat urinating in the house.

About the Author

I have lived with cats all my life and have had to deal with many litter box issues but always managed to resolve them so far. Visit my website for more information on Training a cat. Or for information on how to remove cat urine smell from carpet