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She has suddenly - over the past day --- started defecating…

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She has suddenly -...

She has suddenly - over the past day --- started defecating in the bathtub and not the litter box

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name and age?

Gypsy

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Gypsy?

5 1/2 months old

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hi this is Dr B. Thank you for your question! I am a DVM with 28 years experience. Please allow me a moment to review your question.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Don't know what you are doing but here are the essential litter box rules for happy cats.....

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

1. Scoop litter box twice daily everyday, and dump whole box at least once monthly

2. Use only unscented scoopable litter

3. With each cat you need 1 box plus one. So one cat needs two boxes.....

4. If you have an upstairs you need a box on each floor

5. No covered litter boxes, no litter other than the scoopable unscented type

6.Keep boxes in easy to get to areas of the house....not out of way places

you must do all of the above things in order to have success with cats using boxes consistently

If you have additional questions or concerns, let me know...DRB

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr B, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

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