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Thread: Naughty Boo Kitty

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    I know for a fact that many of you are also kittie lovers here. I got my first kitty about a year or-so ago. We found her outside (lived near a barn where people just dump off kitties all the time). She has several health issues - she's a persian who was 'over bred' so she' has breathing problems, as well as ear problems. She also eats like a squirrel, picking up her food in her little paws to feed herself, because her face is so flat she can't get to her food. She practically drowns herself in her water, and I need to make sure her water bowl is completely full. She's only about 5 pounds and full-grown. SO, my "Boo Kittie" is a very unique creature. She's pure black with orange eyes.

    I need advice because Boo is also a naughty kittie, and hubby's not liking it at all, especially in our newly-built home. Boo uses her litter box 'when she feels like it': in fact, I had to buy puppy pads to put NEXT to the litter box because she keep peeing there. Tried all kinds of litter, different boxes, had her tested for urinary problems, etc. etc. She's a bit sneaky, and has even walked into the corner of the living room while we were all there to relieve herself. Either she's a dummie, she's rebellious, or something else, but it's gonna get her kicked out soon if I can't figure her out. I don't believe she can actually smell because of her 'innie' nose, so she's not visiting old spots.

    Boo is this loveable little thing who is affectionate and so happy to be here, as you can tell by the picture of her with my son. SO, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    When my Rudy (see avatar) gets his nose out of joint (i.e., feels neglected; hasn't been fed when he thinks he should he should be fed), he pees in our bedroom on the wall near my Bob's dresser. Why he picks on Bob, I don't know. Jealousy?

    If Kitty is peeing in "front" of you, it might be her way of sending a message using Rudy's method. Tough one, for sure. Hope you find the answer!

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    It could be she doesn't like the litter or the box. Try a different brand of litter or even one of the "green" litters and see if she likes them better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    It could be she doesn't like the litter or the box. Try a different brand of litter or even one of the "green" litters and see if she likes them better.
    Been there, done that. Tried a covered little box, big ones, little ones, put boxes all over the house (upstairs & downstairs), different litter, etc. Sometimes she pees in the litterbox (she did last night), sometimes she doesn't. Maybe she's just too darn lazy to walk to the laundry room. This kittie lays around all day long. Catnip won't even get her moving. Anybody looking for a lazy kittie, persians are definitely the way to go. I love laid back, cuddly kitties. :) BUT, not ones who pee all over the darn house.

    And then there's the other issue I have with a 100-lb. Weimerainer with separation anxiety... The animals are driving me nuts! :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Treadler
    Quote Originally Posted by oatw13
    It could be she doesn't like the litter or the box. Try a different brand of litter or even one of the "green" litters and see if she likes them better.
    Been there, done that. Tried a covered little box, big ones, little ones, put boxes all over the house (upstairs & downstairs), different litter, etc. Sometimes she pees in the litterbox (she did last night), sometimes she doesn't. Maybe she's just too darn lazy to walk to the laundry room. This kittie lays around all day long. Catnip won't even get her moving. Anybody looking for a lazy kittie, persians are definitely the way to go. I love laid back, cuddly kitties. :) BUT, not ones who pee all over the darn house.

    And then there's the other issue I have with a 100-lb. Weimerainer with separation anxiety... The animals are driving me nuts! :roll:
    I had a persian and after I fell totally head over heals for him, he did the same peeing thing. I even went one step further and bought a huge kitty condo cage to keep him in with a litter box but he went beside it in the bottom of this huge thing! There was nothing that worked and we tried for 3 years with the help of behaviorist and veternarians. Finally we had to put him to sleep in my arms because I was afraid to give him away because someone might hurt him for his behavior. His fur did not allow him to be an outside cat along with his laid backness. I was sick for the longest time before and after but we had to spend almost 3000 dollars fixing floors, carpets and even the heat vents in the floor where he all but ruined things. I feel for you but hope you find something that works. I won't have another persian because I was told afterwards that persians have the worst time with litter boxes!!! My Jack Russell takes Chloricalm from the vet everyday for seperation anxiety and nerves. It helps along with long walks everyday! Good Luck! I'll watch this thread to see the answers.

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    Cat.JustAnswer.com This just popped up as I was getting ready to type. Says they have 11 Vets on the line at all times. Maybe give it a try. What I was going to originally say, Persians have problems smelling in general. This does cause litterbox problems. We had to buy some liquid and put it into the clean litterbox so Fifi could find her litter. I can't remember its name but it upset me that keeping it too clean was causing her a problem as she couldn't smell it. It did help, she also would get urinary tract infections then she was constantly going everywhere.

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    When my grandmother died, I adopted her geriatric cat. We had three other cats at the time, but he fit right in with them. My hubby had built what we called "the cat room" and it had a huge enclosed area (width of room) that contained four litterboxes. I opened the side of the enclosure to clean the boxes. Well, I started noticing someone was peeing and pooping outside of the box, right at the entrance. I had no idea which one it was until my baby was born. While I was in the hospital, DH brought home one of the babies little shirts for the cats to smell. Well, Dusty (Mema's cat) sniffed it and then peed on the couch! Right in front of DH. He was furious. He took the cat to the vet and told them to board him until we could figure out what to do. I had them do a urinalysis and he had diabetes! So have them check for something like that, not just a UTI.

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    I have a rescue Persian, lovely but timid. She started out peeing on the bathroom rug after I changed her litter for the little wooden pellets. She flatly refused to use her box then. So I changed it but she still had accidents, right beside it. Always when I went to the bathroom both cats would rush in for a treat. They even sat and begged!! So I would close the door and when I got up I would order her to "go potty" and gently put her on the block in front of it. She finally got the idea, and now after eating she goes into her box on her own, then is petted and given a tiny treat afterwards!!

    Because of the male's way of peeing, standing, I had a problem with the wall and floor behind his, so now have both litter boxes from the huge white plastic feed storage containers I got from CostCo. I have three of them, one is always outside being sanitized by the sun and wind, then it makes it back to first the male and next time exchanged with the female's box. Now I don't have any trouble with either one of them, except for the male slapping her for even looking into his own potty!!

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    Wow...bless your heart. I had a cat do that once but it was a bladder infection and you said you've already checked that. This may sound nuts but if she was outside, you could try putting dirt/sand in the box rather than litter. It worth a shot I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I have a rescue Persian, lovely but timid. She started out peeing on the bathroom rug after I changed her litter for the little wooden pellets. She flatly refused to use her box then. So I changed it but she still had accidents, right beside it. Always when I went to the bathroom both cats would rush in for a treat. They even sat and begged!! So I would close the door and when I got up I would order her to "go potty" and gently put her on the block in front of it. She finally got the idea, and now after eating she goes into her box on her own, then is petted and given a tiny treat afterwards!!

    Because of the male's way of peeing, standing, I had a problem with the wall and floor behind his, so now have both litter boxes from the huge white plastic feed storage containers I got from CostCo. I have three of them, one is always outside being sanitized by the sun and wind, then it makes it back to first the male and next time exchanged with the female's box. Now I don't have any trouble with either one of them, except for the male slapping her for even looking into his own potty!!
    Well, at least I know there may be hope!! So, dumb question, but when you say you 'put her on the block in front of' the litter box, can you tell me what that means? AND, Boo LOVES to pee on my rugs. Strangest thing. I really hope I can figure out this cat's brain! Maybe I could keep treats in her room & when she uses the litterbox I give her one. Not sure if she'd 'get it' if I don't catch her in the act.

    Thanks for the info.

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