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Inappropriate Bathroom Behavior [Jul. 20th, 2012|07:13 pm]
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So, our drama is ongoing with my diabetic cat. She has never really been that great about getting the litter box but since her spot was in an unfinished basement room with cement floors, I didn't care too much. I would just regularly clean the areas. Well, then she started peeing at the front door. Okay, that's her spot so I bought puppy pee pads. That seemed to work okay.

The final straw was her using another corner of the living room to pee. It's laminate floors so not too too bad but it got near/on the rug. This week, she decided to start doing other business there. She's been to the vet (Monday actually). This time around, the vet said we need to retrain her to use the litter box. So, she's in the basement bathroom with a clean litter box (some cat attract litter per vet's instructions). As soon as we put up the barrier, she became rather distraught.

Any tips/suggestions for this situation? We also bought some Wellness No-Grain cat food, keep her on that for a while then see where her glucose levels are.

Seriously, I am about at my wit's end with her. I won't do anything drastic, but this has been a rather frazzling period of time with her. She's about 12-13 years old but yeesh.

[User Picture]From: kadevha
2012-07-21 02:33 pm (UTC)
I have cleaned the areas with strong cleaners (Greased Lightening & the like) and it's not helped. I wouldn't care too much if she would just use the pee pads but I think she just got bored with them.
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[User Picture]From: hazyl
2012-07-21 03:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it has to be an enzyme cleaner. Regular cleaners won't prevent them from peeing in the same spots again. I think the one we used was Nature's Miracle No More Marking. Here's a link to more info: http://promotions.petsmart.com/landing/natures-miracle/product-usage-faq.shtml
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