Quick Tips: Litterbox Problem

A change in litterbox habits may signal health problems in your pet. Your veterinarian can help.

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If your cat suddenly stops using its litterbox, your veterinarian may be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem.

Have your veterinarian take X-rays of your cat's lower back to check for arthritis. Many older cat patients suffer from this problem, making it painful for them to climb in and out of the litterbox. Also, have a urinalysis performed to rule out diabetes or a urinary tract infection. If the veterinarian finds that your cat is constipated, that problem needs to be addressed. Work closely with your veterinarian to get the necessary steps taken for diagnostics.

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Ellen    Fort Lauderdale, FL

5/21/2014 1:23:11 PM

I have two cats that have lived together and used the two litter boxes alternately from the beginning (10 Years). All of a sudden, one eliminates 1 time per day in our bedroom on the carpet (always at night). Vet says no problems medically. What happens all of a sudden?

janet    bethlehem, PA

3/5/2012 4:23:13 AM

of course litter box problems that persist need to be checked by a Vet

janet    bethlehem, PA

1/8/2009 4:38:43 AM

fortunately my two cats have no problems with two boxes, one regular and one clumping

janet    bethlehem, PA

9/5/2008 4:29:32 AM

good article thanks for the info

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