If your cat poops outside the litter box, there may be something your cat doesn’t like about the extra large litter box. Regardless of whether the wrong type of litter, improper depth, dirty box condition, or improper placement of the box, your cat may try to tell you about it by removing its feces outside the cage.
If your cat doesn’t like plain clay litter, try using a litter that can clot. If your cat doesn’t like smelly litters, use a product that doesn’t smell. With experiments like this, you can find out what your cat likes. Make sure the litter box is placed in a quiet area and is rarely passed by people. When a litter box is placed in a noisy room (eg a laundry area) or areas where many people travel (eg family rooms), your cat may be reluctant to use the box. Therefore, choose a place that is quiet and relatively rarely traveled by many people, but not too far away so that your cat does not need to walk far to use the box.
Extra Large Litter Box
- Eliminate the scooping task.
- Cleaning your cat litter box within a minute.
- Just roll it upside down and cleaning is done
- Good for busy people
- Reduce the amount of litter usage
- It might starting to stink if not cleaning the unit often
- You need a large space to roll the unit
- The unit has to be perfectly assembled otherwise, the system might not work correctly
Clean the area outside the box that was exposed to dirt thoroughly. Use enzymatic cleaning products to clean furniture or carpet that is exposed to dirt. These products can destroy odor-producing chemicals in your furniture so your cat won’t think of the furniture as a place to defecate. If your cat throws away solid dirt on the floor or furniture, use paper towels to move it to the litter box (not to the trash bin). This is done to ‘remind’ your cat so that the next time your cat uses the box.
Pay attention to your cat’s habits when urinating. If your cat doesn’t use its litter box, it’s important that you check for feces around the house. If your cat urinates in any place, this may indicate a urinary tract infection, bladder/kidney stone, or a blockage in the urinary tract (either partially or completely). If you feel that the behavior is shown not as a habit, or if there is blood in the urine or solid feces, immediately that your cat to the animal emergency clinic. This is also the reason why it is better for you to remove dirt from the litter box every day. By removing the feces, you can monitor your cat’s health because you can immediately see if there are signs of digestive or urinary tract problems and act quickly. Do not use harsh chemicals (eg ammonia, bleach or strong-smelling chemicals) when cleaning litter boxes. Doing so can harm your cat and make your cat reluctant to use their litter box.