Originally Posted by beandip
I agree completely...however in this case if I'm reading the OP correctly, the only litterbox is NOW in the basement and kitty is reluctant to go down there and use it. That's they way I read it, anyway. Maybe I misunderstood.
I thought perhaps it was the box that changed, not the location, or maybe a combination of both? If that's the case and there's no indication of any sort other than not using the box, and if it started at the same time the box was changed/moved.. then I'm thinking it's due to the box change/move.
Certainly, though, if they're having any trouble pottying, or you see diarrhea... actually, it's a good plan to take them just to be safe, but I'd try moving the box back to where it was or buying a new box that's like the old one...or if the same box is available, put it back into play. In other words, recreate the exact scenario you had when she was using the box properly... same litter, same box, same location?