To some people it may seem odd to have a site dedicated just to all things litter box. But if you’re here, to you it’s probably not odd at all. In fact, I hope you’re saying, “Thank GAWD! Finally all this info is in one place!”
If you’re reading this, you may be in the middle of a litter box crisis yourself. Your carpets may be ruined, your house probably smells like a latrine and you never know when you might ’round the corner and find your sweet furry baby peeing on something he’s shouldn’t be. Ugh. I feel for you.
I started this site because litter box issues are more common than you may know. And they are one of the biggest reasons why cats are surrendered to shelters and rescues. Which breaks my heart. In fact, I think that is probably the reason my sweet litter box-challenged boy, Romeo, was sent to the shelter twice before he was two years old. That’s when I adopted him.
I didn’t know about his issues when I brought him home. Once I discovered his problem, I tried everything over the next four years: frequent visits to the vet (the first thing you must do to rule out medical problems); pheromone spray and diffusers; herbal essences rubbed on his ears; anti anxiety meds; every kind of litter and litter box; different numbers of litter boxes; different sizes, shapes and types of litter boxes; and even a cat psychic. But still Romeo insisted on randomly peeing on rugs and carpets. And anything else left on the floor. And occasionally on my bed.
But one day I had a brainstorm. Maybe he didn’t like litter, period.
So I replaced his litter with paper towels in his litter box. Lo and behold, that drastically cut down on his random peeing. He sometimes still uses the litter box with litter in it but most of the time, the towels are his preferred target. And we still have to be diligent about keeping things off the floor that he might feel the need to squat upon, but things have drastically improved.
My relief was coupled with the understanding that every cat is different and requires a different solution. So even though all of the things I tried didn’t work for Romeo, they might for your cat.
This site is for you. Have patience; you will find a solution. Please don’t give up on your litter box-challenged baby. And, please contact me! I want to hear about your questions, your ideas and your stories of what has worked for you.
Together we can all have homes with happy litter boxes!
caroline (at) highpaw (dot) com