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1) Are both cats spayed/neutered? 2) When did this begin? 3) How old are they? 4) Are they declawed?
What cleaning solution are you using?Have blood work and urinalysis been performed on both cats?Any behavioral meds tried yet?
Is there a certain recommendation you're looking for? If you are looking for something specific, it may help to outright ask about it and I'll see if I can help with an answer more toward what you're looking for.At their age and with the male's history, this sounds like it may be linked to a medical issue for at least one of them. Resolve is not an enzymatic cleaner and though it does clean the soiled area it will not fully remove the urine smell so the cats will continue to return. You may have one cat (suspect the male since he has had crystals) who has gone somewhere and the other cat may believe the area is an approved spot to urinate and go where he's gone. We most commonly see this when non-enzymatic cleaners are used. That said, long term problems can result in behavioral issues as well where it may require treating any underlying medical issue in one or both cats and using behavioral meds (like elavil) in one or both cats to get them to stop going outside of the box. If you aren't 100% sure of what has been done and when, especially with their ages, I would err on the side of caution and have blood work and urinalysis run on both. Many cats with a history of crystals will need a long-term diet change and if he's a cat who did not receive that...it could be the catalyst.This is my favorite enzymatic cleaner: https://jet.com/product/detail/ac0db56d61ac4c25aec564cfbf04a5a2?jcmp=pla:ggl:cwin_jd_home_garden_a3:household_supplies_household_cleaning_supplies_household_cleaning_products_a3_top:na:PLA_344687820_23657324820_pla-154593275820:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&ds_c=cwin_jd_home_garden_a3&ds_cid=&ds_ag=household_supplies_household_cleaning_supplies_household_cleaning_products_a3_top&product_id=ac0db56d61ac4c25aec564cfbf04a5a2&product_partition_id=154593275820&gclid=CIL784na1M8CFYhbfgod-EsDVA&gclsrc=aw.ds
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As I mentioned, the female may be urinating where the male is already going. Without addressing this first from a medical standpoint, you may find that the enzymatic cleaner doesn't help as it does not stop the original problem from happening. Your male has a history of urinary issues and you did not mention any treatment that he's undergoing for the crystals he's had, so I suspect this may be a recurring issue for him. If so, the female may simply be following in suit. You won't know without blood work and a urinalysis. At their age, they're also prone to other problems like kidney disfunction, diabetes, etc. Your vet will be the person who can help you best at this point.Good luck!