When our feline companions seem to be avoiding the litter box for their toileting habits, it can lead to much concern and frustration. Many owners chalk it up to a behavior issue or feel they did something to make their cat angry. Our cats don’t do this to spite us, but they are communicating that there is something wrong.
If this describes your cat at home, you are not alone! According to Veterinary Practice News, 10-24% of cats will skip using the litter box at some point in their lifetime and it is the number one problem referred to behaviorists involving 50% of their cases.
Although there are many reasons for housesoiling, it is important to realize that the misplaced stool and/or urine are the first clue to a problem that needs to be dealt with promptly. Stay tuned and follow the series of articles below to help solve this unnerving mystery.