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Feature May 2019 Issue

Stress: a Big Reason Your Cat May Be Urinating Outside the Box

Social Stress between two cats in a home can cause voiding outside the box.

Stress: a Big Reason Your Cat May Be Urinating Outside the Box

Each of the three main causes of feline stress has its own solution.

Last month we covered litter box aversion, one of the main behavioral reasons cats won’t “go” where they’re supposed to. This month we will cover another behavioral reason for a cat’s failing to urinate where she should — stress. It’s something to consider if your veterinarian says there’s no medical cause for the problem and if litter box aversion has also been ruled out.

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