Ask Dr. Anna: Five tips to prevent inappropriate elimination in cats

Ask Dr. Anna: Five tips to prevent inappropriate elimination in cats

The last few weeks, I’ve seen several cases of inappropriate elimination in cats.  Spraying or avoiding the litter box is the number one sited reason cats are surrendered to animal shelters.  Hopefully, the knowledge you gain from this article can reduce the chance of litter box problems.

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The most common reason a cat will use the bathroom outside of its litter box is that it’s not clean.  Let’s face it- when we go to a public restroom and find a dirty toilet, we go to the next stall; if it stinks, we will find another bathroom somewhere else.  Why do you think it’s any different for your cat?

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