All right folks, I’ve beenhassled about this forever. We’re going to talkabout litter boxes. As cats are all littleindividual snowflakes, they all come from the sameplace, from that big cat cloud, right? And like any other cloud,a little bit of pee must fall, or dingleberries,or let’s get catified.
All right, folks, we’regoing to break this down in a very fast fashionbecause there’s a lot of information to coverin a very short amount of time. Now here’s the first thing. If your cat is peeing or poopingoutside the box, number one, go to the vet. Rule things out.
Get a urinalysis done. Get a full blood panel done. Make sure that yourcat’s not acting out from a very simplephysical place. You got to know. I’ve had cases in the pastwhere a cat has actually been acting out this wasin the shelter environment. The cat was within aday of being euthanized
because of thisbehavior problem. And a friend of minewho’s a fantastic vet had the presence of mindto check the cat’s mouth. And sure enough, that cathad an abscessed tooth. And that’s why thecat was acting out, not using a litter box. And that abscessed toothalmost cost that cat her life. So let’s think about this.
Again, rule numberone, go to the vet. Now here’s the nextreally important chunk. You have to know thetools of the trade here. You’ve got to knowwhat you’re going to need in order tosolve the problem. You know I’ve talked toyou about this before. It’s the power of journaling. This helps you in anumber of different ways.
You step away from the pee. You step away from the poop. It’s not all about you andit’s not all about the fact that you’re angrybecause your cat peed. You’re looking for thewhats, the wheres, the hows, the whens, the whys. Now if this wasn’thappening a week ago and now it’s startingto happen regularly,