Dr Kate’s top 5 pet problems – 4: feline toilet etiquette

For cats, weeing or spraying inside is the number one unwanted behaviour. As I explained to The West in Friday, 7 November 2014’s Habitat section, I have spent a long time pondering this problem.
Cats are fussy when it comes to litter/tray and its location. For example longhaired cats don’t enjoy how the litter sticks to their hair, old or overweight find the extra effort to propel themselves into the tray vexing, larger cats hate small litter boxes and most cats just think the tray is for single use. To avoid urine crimes around the home
1. Allow 1 litter tray per cat plus one extra
2. Clean used trays as soon as possible
3. Choose a tray that’s length is 1 ½ times the length of your largest cat (lid of large plastic tub is ideal)
4. Refresh litter weekly and clean with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and water
5. Get your vet to test for a urinary tract infection – 30% of cats with inappropriate urination and/or urine spraying have one

What issues are you
having with your pet?