Originally Posted by jennifer100
She did start after I let the litter box get too dirty. I know it's my fault. But now she won't stop. I'm using non-scented litter.
But how do I get it to stop???
First, clean the area where she has been defecating really well with an enzyme cleaner (should be able to get one at your pet store). Set up at least 2 litter boxes for her - one over the area she has been using to defecate and another where you would normally keep her litter box.
And, most importantly, scoop those boxes at least ONCE PER DAY. I have made it a habit to scoop every night just before bedtime so it has become a bedtime ritual for me. There certainly are nights I feel too tired to do it, but it really only takes a few seconds - not even a minute - to scoop, twist, tie and toss. It's a win-win situation, I have no odour in the house and the kitties have a clean bathroom and are happy.
I hope this will fix your problem.
ETA: I just wanted to add that I admire your integrity by being willing to admit you didn't keep her litter as clean as you should have. A lot of folks would not have been so truthful. I really, truly hope you can get her back on track and thank you for taking the responsibility and not just giving up on her for something that wasn't her fault. You rock!