Do you have a cat that is peeing on your carpet? Have you tried various solutions and become frustrated with not being able to stop it? In this article, I will tell you about 3 common mistakes that cat owners make when trying to stop their cats urinating outside the litter box.
The first most common mistake is not paying enough attention to where the litter box is located. It is really important to make sure that it isn’t in a high traffic area. Cats don’t like to be disturbed when they are using the toilet (who would?!) and will quickly abandon the area if they don’t get some privacy.
You should also try to keep the litter box as far away from your cat’s food and water as possible.
Another mistake that a lot of cat owners make is using the wrong kind of litter. As a general rule, cats hate scented litters. If you are cleaning the litter box as often as you should be (every day) the smell shouldn’t be an issue. Although the smell of lavender might be pleasant to you, it doesn’t mean that the cat will like it.
The other big mistake people make is not accommodating the cat in times of stress. For example, if you are moving or are going away on holiday, it’s important to keep an eye on your feline friend. Cats don’t accept change well and will protest with their bladder if things are too stressful for them.
It is quite possible to stop your cat peeing on the carpet. Put these tips to use and you’ll be well on your way to putting a stop to this infuriating behavior.
My wife and I have a cat that cost us thousands of dollars in repair bills when his peeing on the carpet ended up rotting through to the floorboards and ruining both our floor AND the neighbours ceiling. We knew we needed to take action because we weren’t content with giving our cat up.