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Cat Litter Box Challenge Solutions

Hello, Awesome Animal Lovers!

Thai & Kato

Probably the most difficult situation a cat lover faces is their kitty peeing or pooping around the home instead of in a litter box. There may be appropriate litter boxes available for the cat but for one or more reasons the cat chooses to do their business outside the litter box.

Unfortunately, according to Dr. Elsey a cat veterinarian, these kinds of challenges can lead to misunderstandings that may result in cats being homeless, abandoned or abused. Here is a free download from Dr. Elsey he created to educate cat lovers on preferences cats have for living their lives with us. The information and solutions offered in this booklet may be helpful for resolving these kinds of challenges so cats and their people can love their lives together. Please share this download to help others find understanding and harmony with their kitties.

In my animal communication classes we often communicate with cats because their people are dealing with a cat peeing and, or pooping outside the litter box. It works well to ask the cat many questions including about if they love the type of litter being used, do they love the litter box, are there are enough litter boxes, do they love the litter box location, do they love the litter box style (ie covered, open, etc), and do they love the cleanliness of the box(s)? We humans have many ideas about what cats would like best. Of course each cat is unique and each situation. Oftentimes people think cats prefer to hide away while doing their business. Some cats like an isolated location but others prefer their litter box be situated right in the middle of activity.

In some cases, people have their cats as indoor-outdoor cats, and the cats are meant to do their business outdoors but they may be spraying, peeing, and, or pooping indoors instead. You are encouraged to be patient with yourself and the cat you talk with. Ask lots of questions to help you understand what is going on. Sometimes there may be numerous factors causing the cat to have this kind of behavior. You can ask the person questions too to know what they have tried and what the situation is in the home. Sometimes people hear the requests of their cats and follow through with them but just don't give it enough time for the positive results to be seen. We humans often move on to another idea if there isn't an immediate improvement. We can have ideas the litter box is clean enough but it may not be clean enough for the cat. Sometimes cats want to talk about other things including giving advice to their people. Doing their busine