||[Jun. 8th, 2012|12:11 am]
The Question Club
Okay, I just brought home a new kitty and I'm having only one issue with her. She's not using a litter box. She's 2 years old and I know for a fact that she was litter trained before I got her. I already had another cat of the same age at home who used the litter box right away and has never gone to the bathroom on the floor. Now New Cat won't go into First Cat's litter box, which is understandable so I had a second one on hand in case she didn't want to share. After I found a pee spot in a corner, I laid out some newspapers and put the second box in that corner so she had a second option. Both boxes had fresh litter in them when I brought home New Cat. Now, even though I have two litter boxes out and she knows where both of them are, I just caught her peeing in a different spot on the carpet. I've been searching all over the apartment for poop because I'm worried that she's been dropping a deuce in some hidden corner that I can't find, but there hasn't been anything. She hasn't pooped in the second box and I'm pretty sure she hasn't gone into First Cat's box at all.|
What am I doing wrong? I've never had to introduce a second cat into the home before on my own and while they're getting along alright, the issue is the litter box. I live in an apartment so I really don't want to deal with cat pee ruining the carpets (but we're getting a free carpet scrubbing when we renew our lease at the end of the month) So I guess what I'm asking is how do I get this cat to use the litter box? Is there something I can spray on the carpet to deter her from peeing there? Also, any recs on what I can use to get cat pee out of the carpet?