If your cat stops using litter, there’s always a reason. Your first instinct will surely be to shout at him, which will only scare and disturb him. Because your cat does not do this for revenge, but for a reason you have to discover.
1. The litter is not clean enough
Cats are particularly clean animals. If Felix fled the litter, it may be because you do not change it often enough and you do not clean up his tray. Just as you do not like sitting on disgusting toilets, your cat does not like to go to a dirty place.
2. You changed his litter
Cats pay close attention to the smell and feel of their litter. If you suddenly decide to change the litter of your cat because of an exceptional promo for example (which, it must be admitted, is super tempting sometimes), it may not be very receptive to the economy that you have just done and will not do its needs in the new litter you just put him. He will surely prefer the old one he was used to.
3. He does not want to share his litter
Have you recently hosted a new cat at home and you only planned a litter box for two, thinking that cats would share it? Your intention was not bad, but you will have to do otherwise and you will buy a bin for your new cat. To each his space.
4. He is disturbed by the move
If you have just moved out, it’s quite normal for your cat to be a little disturbed and not to return to the litter box right away. Give him time to adjust to his new environment.
5. He can be sick
It’s important to know that a cat doing his homework on the carpet or carpet rather than in his litter box can be a sign of illness. A cat suffering from urinary tract infection can easily associate pain while peeing and litter. As a result, he will have the reflex of no longer going to litter, believing that it is the cause of his illnesses. A cat with kidney, liver or thyroid problems will be more thirsty. He will have to urinate more often and may not be able to reach the litter box in time. The same is true for cats with diarrhea.