The list of possible causes of feline “toilet problems” – urinating or defecating outside the box – is a long one. But without a doubt one of the most common sources of litter training problems is the litter box itself, and the box should be the first place you look. Here’s a quick checklist of potential¬† problems:
Is it clean? Neglecting regular scooping and cleaning is inviting trouble. Felines are fastidious and cleanliness is usually major issue with them; a box that’s soiled or smelly can be a real turn-off. Cats vary in their tolerance for messy litter, but just about every cat will eventually refuse to use the approved facilities if they become truly foul. …