Resources

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece”  Leonardo da Vinci

Cats and litter box problems: Does Fluffy “think outside the box”? Does Tiger prefer the living room carpet or the bathtub to the litter box? The problem could be medical or behavioural. Check the resources below for lots of useful information and suggestions on a whole range of litter box-related problems…

Feline behavior problems: house soiling (an excellent article with practical solutions from the ASPCA)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (from the Cornell Feline Health Center)

Solving litter box problems (Animal Planet Yelpline)

Starting out right with your new cat and the litter box (Animal Planet Yelpline)

Urinating outside litter box may herald bladder disease (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Prevention of FLUTD possible in many cases (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

When senior cats ignore the litterbox (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Incidence of constipation increases with age (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

When a cat has blood in its stools (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Irritated bowels often cause loose stools (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Numerous causes for urine spraying in cats (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Calcium oxalate urolithiasis in cats – Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Monitoring your secretive cat (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Scooting may indicate anal gland problems (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

How to prevent cats from soiling the garden (from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association – Animal Health Care)

Preventing litter box problems (from HSUS – the Humane Society of the United States)

Solving litter box problems (from HSUS – the Humane Society of the United States)

Removing pet stains and odors (from HSUS – the Humane Society of the United States)

Urine-marking behavior (from HSUS – the Humane Society of the United States)

Litter box training – (from the American Animal Hospital Association – Healthypet.com)

Feline Urological Syndrome (from the American Animal Hospital Association – Healthypet.com)

Urinary tract infections (from the American Animal Hospital Association – Healthypet.com)

Common Cat Diseases:

Fatty Liver Disease – happens in overweight cats that become stressed and stop eating, can often be corrected if caught quickly enough – if you suspect that your cat isn’t eating, take them to your vet immediately for the best possible chance

Upper Respiratory – can happen in any cat or kitten at any time – medication is available to help treat and cure this disease – take them to your vet for the best course of treatment