Cats are notoriously finicky creatures and when living together under the same roof, cat behavior problems in the home can become a major issue. In this article, I will discuss a couple of ways you can address these issues and bring some peace and normality back to your home.
The very first thing you need to address when you have multiple cats is the litter box situation. Most people think one litter box is enough even if they have several cats.
This simply isn’t the case.
You need to have at least one more litter box than you have cats.
I know that might seem like a lot, especially if you have more than a couple of cats but it is an absolute necessity. Cats are extraordinarily clean creatures and having to share a litter box with other cat in your home is not going to make them happy.
The first thing a cat is likely to do is forgo the litter box altogether and choose your bed or your carpet as a place to pee. This will then start a vicious cycle where your other cats are likely to smell the urine and go in the same spot.
Stop this classic cat behavior problem from happening in the first place by having enough litter boxes.
The other factor that you need to know about is stress. Although cats are essentially solitary creatures, they need attention and affection as well. The difference is that cats decide when and where to get this attention.
If they are having to compete for your attention with other cats in your home, they are likely to get jealous and start protesting with their bladder. Set aside time every single day for each every one of your cats and make sure none of them are being neglected.
My wife and I have several cats in our home and a few years ago had a serious problem when one of them started peeing in the corner of our living room. It ended up costing us a small fortune when we had to replace our flooring AND the neighbor’s ceiling below us.