Litter Box Blues
Litter Box Blues provided by SmartHeart Educational Series
Litter Box Issues provided by American Humane Organization
Litter Box Training provided by Petfinder.com
Behavior Modification for Urinating Outside of the Litter Box provided by DrBarchas.com, a free resource for people with pets. Searchable articles are available on diseases, behavior, symptoms, and medical treatments for cats and dogs
Also we've been contacted by people who recently adopted young kittens (6 - 10 weeks old), who used their litter boxes without fail and then within a few days started having "accidents". Turns out a result of the families permitting the kittens free roam of their new homes without taking precautions to avoid such accidents! Allowing free roam is not a bad thing BUT needs to be gradual and supervised in the beginning. Young kittens are like toddlers, they may know where their litter box but if the new owners are playing with them in a different area the kittens may "squat" at the first opportune place!! Again like toddlers kittens can get carried away with whatever they're doing at the moment and then suddenly they need to "go potty" and not enough time to figure out how to get back to their litter box which may be several rooms away!! This is not a big deal for an older kitten or adult cat, but remember to view this kitten as you would a toddler!!