I have always done the same thing. i scoop once a day or every other day it really depends on how i feel that day. then i completely dump the litter and scrub the pan once a month. Monster always has to supervise when his box is being scooped. he will even jump in it and go while im scooping lol. and he ALWAYS has to dirty it again right after i finish scooping. He is my only cat and i have one box for him, in my room. I know that he should have more than one, and im trying to convince my bfs mom that i need to put one downstairs. however, Monster will always make it to the box- he has never gone outside of the box and i want to keep it that way, which is mainly why i keep it clean. another is that it is in my bedroom and for obvious reasons i dont want it to stink.. when my friends come over and are in my room, its pretty obvious that the box is there, its in plain sight but i have asked if they can smell it, and everyone says no- and i have honest friends so i kno they arent just saying that to spare my feelings.
My moms cat had elimination problems that started after she had my brother. (i was 16 when she had him, now im 21). My mom is a neat freak and she NEVER EVER went a day with out scooping Peppers box. and even though she uses clumping litter, she still switched it out once a week and scrubbed it. we tried everything to help her use the box again, moving it to the spot she was going in.. (upstairs, it seemed like she was in a way hiding from the baby) checking her for health problems, switching brands of litter, literally everything. i thought maybe it was an attention thing, being jealous of the baby or something but according to my mom she paid the same amount of attention to pepper as she had always done before the baby was born. i moved out and a few years later my mom told me she was taking her to the humane society bc she couldnt deal with her going right in front of the box all the time, and they wound up euthanizing her bc she hated people and wouldnt let them examine her
io cried to my mom and begged her not to do it i even asked my mom to give her to me but she said she couldnt let me take her knowing what she would do... i felt so sad and so angry at her for doing that i could never get rid of monster