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So i'm having a problem with Rayray and Tut

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  1. lovinsphynx

    lovinsphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    They started pooping and peeing on my hard wood floors!!!! no matter what i do they won't use a litterbox, i even put them in the bathroom with a brand new litterbox and they still won't go they have messed in the babies room, the dining room , the bathroom...pretty much everywhere so i had no choice but to keep them confined to one of our bathrooms, i don't know what to do or what is wrong any ideas???:Cry:
     

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    Oh no! How long have they been together? Are they neutered yet? If not, perhaps they are getting to the territorial grr stage?
     
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    Long ago, I had two cats that didn't like to use the same box. One started going outside of the box. That is strange that neither wants to use it though.
     
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    Is there anything that might have prompted this behavior - a new brand of litter or have you moved the litter boxes? Sometimes a cat will start going outside of the box if they are sick, having urinary problems, or for instance Harold did it when he was in CHF, and sometimes they'll start going out of the box if they're not comfortable...Helen is doing this intermittently now, because sometimes my other 3 cats like to wait and pounce on her when she leaves the box. But, it's weird that both of them are doing it all of a sudden.

    Have you tried the Dr. Elsey's litter with Cat Attract in it? There's something in the litter that makes them want to pee on it. Good luck - that is so frustrating! :Angry:
     
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    They are both fixed and brothers so they have always been together i will have to get some of that litter to see if it works, thank you all for your help, i haven't changed litter but i have been moving things around in my house with the execption of the litter boxes i am getting one of those cat genies so i will see how that works, i just don't want to have to rehome them or keep them locked up, it's not fair to them and i miss their company at night :Cry:
     
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    Some animals react really badly to change, so hopefully once you've finished sorting the house out things will go back to normal. It could be stress related.

    Have you tried Feliway? Its basically a plug-in with "Happy Hormones" in. Something to do with pheromones/ scents that will relax your cat. It might help, if they are stressed by you moving 'their' home around.
     
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    Oooh, that's frustrating! I second Brooke's rec for Dr. Elsey's Cat Attract Litter. We've had good results retraining the fosters with that. I'd recommend using the actual Cat Attract Litter (red package) rather than the herbal additive you can buy to put into your litter. The litter will come with a booklet with some helpful tips on retraining for the litterbox. So far the cheapest place I've found in has been petsmart & if you buy from petsmart online, they don't poach you too much on shipping. (you can do an online search for coupon codes, I've never paid more than $5.99 for petsmart shipping even when buying under $60...
     
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    How old are these guys?

    I second what Brooke mentioned about health issues. There are many things (along with stress, that's also been mentioned) that can contribute. Diabetes, urinary tract infections, hyperthyroidism, kidney and liver disfunction, generally feeling unwell, etc.

    M concern lies on the fact that they're doing it together. Something that hasn't been mentioned is how you're cleaning it up. One accident can prompt other accidents if you don't use an enzymatic cleaner. While you may be unable to smell it, their noses work much more efficiently than ours do.

    I, personally, prefer Nature's Miracle because it works great and I haven't found anything yet that it doesn't work on. I've removed everything from mud, blood, dark soda and wine from our light grey carpet--I swear by this stuff and you can find it inexpensively at Petsmart. Look for the price on both cat and dog solution--it's the same stuff, but one or the other tends to be higher based upon the time of the year.

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      You poor thing! I can see the peeing part but pooping?
      We had some trouble with Leo peeing and found that if you lock them up for A couple of days (like you are doing) with the litter box, do not let them out at all for the 2 days (I know it is heart breaking) then after the 2 days return to normal. As soon as it happens again back to lock up! We did Leo 2 times and then he stopped using the floor and went back to the box:ThumbsUp:
      Are you 100% sure that it is both cats doing this? I wouldn't want to see them both be punished if only one is causing the problems.
      Best of luck to you, keep us posted on the out come.
       
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      Sorry to hear about your problem, I had the same problem with Meecho but I don't think my trick will work for you since it's in so many rooms. Meecho just started pooping and peeing in the formal living and dining room so we put the extra tall baby gates up so she couldn't get in.
       
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      How many litter boxes do you have? I only have the two sphynx, wish I could have more :), but I have 3 litter boxes for Sammie & Lily, and I clean them a minimum of twice a day. Hang in there, I know this is frustrating, but there is a solution, and this message board has ben a Godsend to me. What brand of litter are you currently using?
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      Sheryl, we made our own catboxes. I have three cats and two boxes and clean them every 3rd day (essentially wednesday and saturday). It works really well for us. The boxes are so large that they get dirty very slowly. And, of course, feeding raw--they don't stink either.

      PM me if you'd like pictures and instructions on how we did ours.