Handling cats that urinate outside of the litter box

May 10, 2016

Handling cats that urinate outside of the litter box

Urinating outside of the litter box is the top reason cats are surrendered to shelters, writes veterinarian Lawrence Gerson, but it’s possible to manage the situation with a veterinarian’s guidance. First, litter box availability, style and cleanliness must be evaluated, then medical causes of the problem such as cystitis should be ruled out, and finally, any stressful changes such as a move or construction at the home must be addressed. If addressing all those points does not solve the issue, veterinarians may prescribe the antidepressant Clomicalm, Dr. Gerson writes.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (5/7)