Cat can't be litter trained...

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Cat can't be litter trained...
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 6:00pm
WHAT do you do, when you've exhausted all other alternatives? Digit came to us 3 years ago as a 5 week old kitten. She's NEVER been fully litter trained, and she's got some other....mental problems? well. Some really ODD habits and all the other cats avoid or pick on her. I'm sure that she was taken away from her mother too young and hence the issues. BUT we can't get her litter trained, no matter WHAT we do. There are no health issues - it is strictly behavioural. She has ruined bean-bag chairs, clothing, bedding - and she particularly loves to pee on smooth surfaces - plastic tarps, plastic bags, leather jackets, etc. I can't tell you the amount of damage, not to mention the paranoia about smell. But what do you do?? If she was an outdoor cat it wouldn't be an issue, but I've never had an outdoor cat and would be afraid she wouldnt' survive. I obviously can't give her away, because no one else is going to want a cat that can't use the litter box. What would you do in the same situation? Right now she's restricted to a very small area of the house which I'm sure is not any kind of quality of life.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 05-07-2010 - 6:31pm

I'm sorry that you are having this problem with Digit.


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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 9:04am

I am so sorry to hear about this.

I have tried to Cat Attract litter additive...I had some tiny kittens that didn't have a mommy and it actually worked.