So Your Cat Confuses Your Favorite Rug For a Litter Box:
Cats are smart, temperamental animals. So understanding them is not always an easy feat. Today we’ll get into the possible reasons as to why your cat persistently pees on your rugs/personal items.
By Abigail Brown
Unbreakable Litter Box Rules:
- One large litter box, per cat. And maybe a spare for good measure
- Place them sporadically through the home, where they will always have access to one or more
- Never put food or water near the litter box
- Scoop at least once daily
- Entirely replace litter, every 5-6 days
The Unspoken Risk Of Rubber Back Rugs:
Now we all love a beautiful rug that won’t double as an unintentional slip-n-slide, however, their non-slip backing can be the surprising cause of your cat’s naughtiness. Rubber back rugs give off an odor that cats are often not fond of, this being a beacon to your cat. Inspiring them to replace that unlikeable smell, with one they favor much more.
Consider A Possible Health-Based Reason:
When you’re having a hard time determining why your cat is peeing where they shouldn’t, a trip to the vet can be incredibly helpful. This being a time to rule out any possible health problems your feline is having, to make a plan for necessary treatment methods, or to conclude whether or not they may need a stern talking to about an attitude adjustment.
The ‘Tude That Ruins The Mood:
Take into account the amount of time your cat has been peeing where they shouldn’t. If the problem is not a litter box in need of a scoop, a new rug, a health condition, or a lack of access to their throne– the root could be within your cat’s emotions. If your household has gone through any recent changes, or something has happened that your feline may not be too happy about…this could be your cats way of showing you how they feel. If you would like more information Click Me for a look into the role your cat’s emotions play into their behaviors.
For Additional Tips On How To Keep Your Kitty From Peeing Where They Shouldn’t:
- Pet Finder: Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside Her Litter Box?
- Animal Planet: How to Stop Cats From Peeing in the House