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,
How to Stop Your Cats From Scratching Furniture
All right. Fine, Jackson, fine. You told me all aboutdeclawing and how terrible it. Is And fine, fine, Iwon’t declaw my cat. My cat is stillwrecking my house. My cat is scratchingup my furniture. My cat is scratching me.
I don’t want my cat to scratch. Now what do I do? Well, calm down Sleeplessin Scratchville. It’s time to get catified. If you watched episodeabout declawing, you know exactly whereI fall on the matter. I mean, I made myselfpretty clear, right?
Don’t do it. Don’t do it. It’s inhumane, it’s cruel,it’s unusual, it’s unnecessary. And it rarely works insolving behavioral problems. It usually makesother ones crop up. And did I tell you it hurts? You said, find. And you said it inloud, loud ways.
I mean, thank youby the way, people. The way you’re coming out,team Cat Mojo in force, right? How do you live witha cat and her claws? Well, I’m going to tell you it. There’s a few things wehave to bear in mind. Scratching is anecessity for cats. It’s not a luxury. Cats need to, firstof all, exercise
the top part of their body. It’s a nice way to grabsomething and pull down and get that exercise. Also, it’s a really importantpart of marking territory. Now remember, Cat Mojo 101. Cats need to own places. If they don’t own places, theybecome very, very insecure and anxious, and theyact out in other ways.
If it is a necessary, if catsdo need to scratch, well then, what are we goingto do about that? The first thing that wedo is trim their nails. You take either a nail trimmeror a human nail clipper, or the ones that theysell in the stores that are more like systems,whatever suits your fancy. You press the cat’s pad. And boink, out comes the nail.