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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:06 am 
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Bengal Cat

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This might sound stupid but I'm wondering if I should clean up to remove the scent if my cat pees outside her litter box. She's been with us for about a week and has peed around on 3 occasions:
- first time I'd left pyjamas lying on the bathroom floor - lesson learned :) I cleaned up floor etc. to remove all scent
- the next day she peed on a corner of the piece of carpet that more or less delimits her area in the bedroom - this time i didnt clean up cos I thought maybe cleaning up will make her do it again, to mark her territory
- today she peed on a blanket at the other corner of her area

Since she's quite new I'm wondering if she's just establishing her territory, and in that case should I make efforts to remove all smell outside the litter box or not?

Also I scoop out the litter box every day - should I stop doing that? Two days ago after I did it, she stared at the litter box and me with a question mark on her face wondering where it had gone :)

She's 3 and neutered. I just don't know what is the best strategy to encourage her to pee only in the box...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:50 am 
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i would definately say cleaning up when she pees outside the box is a good idea. goblin has been generally pretty good about this but the one or two "incidents" he has had have been quickly resolved by cleaning hte area with an enzyme cleaner and then puting a quick spritz of felifriend on the area. it helps them to feel the area is already "theirs" by using a somewhat less odourous method of "marking"


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:08 pm 
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I would say keep the litter tray clean too, our Daisy peeed on the bed, when we were in it, she hasnt done it since, but it was first thing and the litter tray needed cleaning. I try to keep on top of it as they dont like dirty litter trays. Your cat is 3 and maybe she is putting her scent into the house. she may settle down, we had a stray that dirtied in a few places but once her scent was clear to her she stopped.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:00 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, it's been fine for the last two days so hopefully it'll be fine!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:08 am 
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oh good. maybe it was just her getting used to her environment.

heres hoping its all sorted now.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:04 pm 
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Yup it's been fine so far... Fingers (and toes) crossed...


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