Peeing outside the litter box, otherwise known as feline inappropriate
elimination, is one of the most frustrating and common behavioral problems some
cat lovers must endure. Feline inappropriate elimination refers to the location
of the deed, and it is considered inappropriate by most cat owners because
peeing on the bed, the rug, the curtains, the tile, the laundry or anywhere
outside of the litter box is not considered appropriate!
What many cat guardians may not know is that urinating outside the litter
box, or defecating for that matter, is a message from your cat. Cats have a
natural inclination toward sand. They prefer to dig in the soil before they
eliminate: that is why litter boxes are so effective, even in young kittens.
Cats do not naturally choose flat, hard, or cloth-like surfaces, and they do not
eliminate outside the litter box out of meanness or spite. Your cat is, in
essence, letting you know that something is wrong and is asking for help. More...