April 30,2018

Ask the Experts: Litter Box Lapses

What happens if your cat eliminates outside a littler box? It could be a cause for concern—either medical or behavorial. Regardless, it is important to figure out what to do.

The first step is to consult your veterinarian about the issue. Inappropriate elimination can be the result of a medical problem, and some of those problems can escalate quickly and lead to serious illness that requires emergency care.

If your veterinarian does not find any health issues, the next step is to gather details regarding the behavior. Click here to read about the common situations and solutions.

Still can’t resolve the problem or have another pet behavior concern? Contact our free behavior helpline by calling 312-645-8253 or email help@anticruelty.org.