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Going to the bathroom in the sink

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Hello there - I'm new to this site, trying to figure out a way to get my cat to stop going to the bathroom in the sink. Some background - we have 9 cats -we foster through the local humane society. And I know animal behaviorists recommend a litter box for each, plus one extra, but we would have no more floor space if we did that - so we have five litter boxes, which get cleaned out in the morning and evening.

She lays down in the sink and takes a nap first, then after about two hours, stands up, and does her business. If we catch her, and put her down in the litter box, she'll look a little bit surprised for a second, and then just continue to go to the bathroom there, so I know she's not afraid of it or anything like that.

I have heard there are products that attract cats to litter - has anyone had any experience with any of them? I'm hesitant to just buy something online that hasn't been recommended.

She has been to the vet, and has a clean bill of health...

It's not the biggest deal because it's easy enough to clean up - just kind of gross, and I hate to make our petsitter deal with it when we go away. If we put something in the sink so she can't go there, she just goes behind the chair on the carpet, and I prefer the sink over the carpet, so that's that....

Thanks for any advice or help.

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Welcome to TCS!

There is a GREAT product, it comes in varous forms. There is the Cat Attract litter - it doesn't clump very well and is expensive. What I would do if I were you, (which is what we do ) is I'd use the Cat Attract additive - it has helped SO MANY people, including us. It is very expensive if you follow its directions. We don't. We sprinkle a layer of it over the top of the litter every time we scoop, and that seems to do the trick (we've got 7 cats using three boxes - we live in an RV).

The other thing you can try - is there a plug right near the sink? You can try investing in a Feliway diffuser (they're also a little expensive) and plugging it in (if there's a place to plug it in there). Feliway is a synthetic hormone that mimics the "friendly" markers in cats' cheeks - it'll make the area smell like a "not pee" area. It doesn't always work, but often it does. If there's no plug there, you can buy the spray and maybe spray the walls and cabinet around the sink - that may help too.

Cat Attract additive: http://www.entirelypets.com/catattract.html
This probably isn't the best price for this product, but it has the descriptions and personally I like supporting them - but you can use it for info and search for a better price: http://www.catfaeries.com/feliway.html

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