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Thread Starter 
My calico has been peeing outside the litter box. It doesn't seem to have a pattern. She's peed on the rugs, carpet, linoleom, clothes, etc. She is active, playful, and seemingly healthy. I have not had her vet checked, as I am not 18. She does not seem to be an any pain. I use "Cat-Attract" in the litterboxes. She doesn't do this all the time, only about once a week. Would someone give me some ideas on how to make her use the litterbox all the time? Thanks.
post #2 of 4
I would read this thread:


Even if your cat doesn't seem in pain..I would still have your parent take the cat to the vet. Always rule out medical issues first.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I've been reading that thread, but I need all the help I can get! My parents say that if I can't solve the problem by July, she's going to have to live outside. We live in a "backwoods" area and there are many predators. Cookie has been an indoor cat for all her life and I am worried about her being eaten.
post #4 of 4
She definitely needs to see a vet. My cat was peeing outside the litter box on occasion (usually once or twice a month). I finally took her in to the vet and found out that she has cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). She also had a small amount of blood in her urine. Even though there doesn't seem to be a pattern, your kitty may have a medical issue. Is there any way you can have an older friend or family member take you and your kitty to see the vet? Also, I would recommend getting a new litterbox. Cats are very good at hiding their pain, but they will associate the litterbox with their discomfort during urination. Basically, she may be blaming the litterbox for her pain and therefore avoiding it on occasion.

If that doesn't work, you might try reintroducing her to the house. Start by keeping her in the room with the litterbox, and slowly let her expand into other areas.

Last but not least, your vet can be a good resource, even over the phone. Call and explain the situation, and ask if they have any other suggestions.
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