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What Your Cat Wants You to Know About Going Outside of the Box


As a cat owner, you know that one of the biggest challenges of living with a feline friend is dealing with their litter box habits. While most cats are fastidious about using the litter box, sometimes they may start to go outside the box, which can be frustrating and messy. In this blog post, we'll discuss what your cat wants you to know about going outside the box and how you can help them.


1. It's not always a behavioral issue

First and foremost, it's important to understand that going outside the box is not always a behavioral issue. Sometimes, it can be a sign of a medical problem, such as a urinary tract infection or bladder stones. If your cat suddenly starts going outside the box, it's important to take them to the vet to rule out any underlying health issues.


2. The litter box may not be clean enough

Cats are notoriously clean animals and they prefer to use a clean litter box. If you're not scooping the litter box frequently enough or if you're not cleaning it thoroughly, your cat may start to go outside the box. It's recommended to scoop the litter box at least once a day and to clean it thoroughly with soap and water once a week.


3. The litter box may not be in the right location

Cats also prefer a quiet and private location for their litter box. If the litter box is in a busy area or if it's located next to loud appliances, your cat may feel uncomfortable using it. Try moving the litter box to a quieter location and see if that helps.


4. Your cat may not like the litter

Some cats are picky about the type of litter they use. If you've recently switched to a new type of litter, your cat may not like it and may start going outside the box. Try switching back to the old litter or experiment with different types of litter until you find one that your cat likes.


5. Your cat may be stressed or anxious

Cats are sensitive animals and they can become stressed or anxious for a variety of reasons, such as changes in their environment or routine. If your cat is feeling stressed or anxious, they may start to go outside the box. Try to identify the source of your cat's stress and make changes to help them feel more comfortable and secure.


In conclusion, going outside the box is a common problem among cats, but it's not always a behavioral issue. By understanding what your cat wants you to know about going outside the box and addressing any underlying issues, you can help your cat when it wants to go outside the box.

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