Any tips for getting a cat to stop being a dick about using the litter box?
>health checks out, vet said she's fine and it's behavioral
>9 yr old female, spayed
>litter box is always clean
>tried: FeliWay (spray & plug in), olbas oil, vinegar, citrus, aluminum foil, double stick tape, slew of diff enzyme cleaners, Ssscat, & replacing the carpet
Started a few years ago. Got gradually better in the sense of it now being down to one small area of the living room. Progressively worse in terms of frequency. Until today she had been using the litter box every time for the past 2.5 weeks since getting the carpet replaced. I don't know wtf to do anymore, I'm at my wits end here, pls help.
You're beyond hope. Only one being can save you now.
It's the automatic litterbox and the texture of the litter.
Get an actual litterbox and some different litter and then see what happens.
Automatic litterboxes are awful. What you want are those that have a full litterbox sieve underneath the litter. You don't have to scoop, just pull up the insert and dump.
You do have to get clumping litter though.
Most seem to be. This one's decent.
She's not picky about litter at all. I've tried all different kinds over the years because I'm allergic to so many of them. Litterbox itself doesn't seem to be the issue either; I wouldn't have switched if she hadn't taken to it.
>those that have a full litterbox sieve underneath the litter. You don't have to scoop, just pull up the insert and dump.
Respectfully disagree. Those sounded good in theory but ended up being more of a pain in the ass to keep clean (and not smelling of cat ass) than the standard "box, liners, + scooper" setup.
Similar question. Don't mean to hijack thread, but I don't wanna start a new one. My dumb cat pisses on clothes and plastic bags. He's a bit under a year old. He is also picky about litter boxes. We have two, but he will meow until we clean the one he prefers if he needs to go.
It's cool. Try keeping clothes/bags off the floor and clean the box more often? Best I've got. Maybe others will weigh in.
And shitting. She's pissing and shitting on the carpet. Because she is a dick. Also she's picky about food, not litter. This all was sparked off by me being a dumbass and trying to switch her diet. She did not appreciate the change and started protest shitting on the rug. I'd hoped going back to the food she preferred would mean the end of the protest shits. I was very wrong.
>tl;dr It's behavioral. She gives no fucks about the litter.
>bending your own habits is easier than training your pet.
Why do people get cats again? They fucking suck
Looks interesting. Will pick some up tomorrow and give it a go. Thank you very much!!
I stop her and take her to the litterbox if I see her start hunching over the carpet but actually catching her in the act doesn't happen often.
>then move their paws there to hide it.
Would never have thought to try that though, thanks for the suggestion!