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Terri, Feline Healthcare Expert
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Experience:  Expert in feline health and behavior. 20 years experience with cats.
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We have a cat that is not using the litter box regularly causing

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We have a cat that is not using the litter box regularly causing issues on our carpet around the house? The quick question is what can we do? Here is more detail: we have 4 cats. They manage around each other but not best friends. The cat with the problem is an Orange Tabby, about 10 years old. We rescued him from the Animal Shelter and he has mental and physical health issues. My wife feels that his problem is due to another cat that blocks him from using the litter box. But we have 4 litter boxes in various places in the house and one area he abuses is very close to 2 of the litter boxes. None of the other cats have an issue. My feeling is his behavior is destructive and that we may have to put him down. It is slowly destroying our house. Do you have any suggestions please?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 2 years ago.
I am so sorry you are having this trouble.
Bless you for rescuing!
Can you please tell me more about Shelby?
How long do you have him?
Is he and the others neutered?
Is he nervous or high strung?
Do the other cats bully him?
What surfaces does he soil?
Does he poop, pee or both out of box?
Are your boxes covered or open?
Has he EVER used a box?
Indoor kitties?
After your reply please give me time to read over the info and type detailed answer.