May 10, 2016
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)