Hello-

(my cousin Tammy Smelser told me to email and speak to Krista)

I’m trying to get…

Hello-

(my cousin Tammy Smelser told me to email and speak to Krista)

I’m trying to get second opinion- I have a cat, and have had her for several years – she keeps going ‘poop’ in my house right beside her cat box — I’ve tried everything- changed the litter, changed the cat box – I also have another cat as well… he’s male — he goes in any cat box he can – and I have 3 cat boxes.

I took Maggie to the vet, they said she has idiopathic cystitis ? They said she may think it hurts when she goes to the bathroom and the litter box is the cause of it? Her ‘poop’ is also hard, and I told the vet that as well.

I really can’t continue with her doing this … it’s daily she does it – she knows too, because when she sees me, she runs and hides … so she won’t get scolded. Wondering if you can give me a second opinion by this email – or do you know of someone that will take her and take care of her?

Thanks for any help.

Michelle Davis

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Michelle, OK, there is a lot going on here.. First, please,please never scold a cat…it just makes everything else harder to resolve, because cats don’t associate the act of whatever you are scolding them for, (in this case the urinating out of the box) with the scolding. They just hear scolding and then they are afraid of you..We mistakenly treat cats like dogs, and although you can train a dog with correction (never scold them either) you cannot do the same with a cat. Also, to train a pet to NOT do something you have to catch them in… Read more »