Litter Box Issues

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Serenissima

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I have a neutered male Persian cat with litter box issues. Despite the fact that I keep his litter box clean, he constantly urinates and deficates just inches from where it is located in the hallway. Can anyone offer any insights into the cause of this particular behavior?

 

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christym

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Reply To: Serenissima

Is he your only cat? Sometimes cats can be finicky about litter boxes and he may want his own.  Is the hallway a "high traffic area"? I know that some like quiet spots out of the way.  Other than that, I would maybe have a vet make sure he doesn't have any other issues going on.  Good luck to you! Litter box issues are such a problem!

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Marcia

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Reply To: Serenissima

Is this a new behavior or has he been doing it for quite awhile?  Have you tried a different kind of litter, for instance a non scented litter or maybe that Yesterday's news stuff?  I used to have a similiar problem with my Persian after I put an automatic air freshener over the litter box.  I quickly took it away once the inappropriate behavior started!

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rbennett

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Reply To: Marcia

I'll have to try this out. My cat periodically has the same behavior. Thanks!

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