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One in every 10 cats will have a litterbox lapse in his or her lifetime. The 20 most common reasons are:

1. The cat is suffering from a medical problem involving the urinary tract.

2. The cat experiences a bout of geriatric constipation.

3. The caretaker does not keep the box as clean as the cat wants it to be.

4. The owner changes the brand or type of litter.

5. The owner changes the location of the litterbox.

6. The owner switches to deodorized or perfumed litter.

7. The owner buys a new box and throws out the old one.

8. The owner cleans the litterbox with too harsh a cleaning product.

9. The location of the litterbox is too busy or not private enough for the cat.

10. The home is too large for just one litterbox.

11. The cat inadvertently gets locked out of reach of the litterbox.

12. The cat is kept from using the litterbox by another animal in the house.

13. There are too many cats and not enough litterboxes.

14. There are too many cats and not enough territory.

15. Stray cats can be seen/smelled near the cat’s territory.

16. The unneutered male cat has come of age and is marking his territory.

17. The unspayed female is in heat and advertising for suitors.

18. Over time, the cat has developed an aversion to the texture of the litter.

19. The cat was never properly trained to use the litterbox in the first place.

20. The cat is stressed by a change in routine or environment, including a new baby, new furniture, work schedule changes, vacations, overnight guests or a move.

When cats stop using their litter boxes, it is usually for one of two broad reasons:

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Multiple cats = multiple BREEZE boxes. Here's the rule: one system per cat, plus one additional system. (2 cats = 3 litter systems) Some people have actually commented that they like covered litter boxes because there is “less odor!” This is very dangerous thinking, not to mention inconsiderate for the cat’s comfort. Covered boxes will trap odors which can lead to the cat’s refusal to use it.

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In addition, the box should be in a relatively active area of the house. While pet parents often don’t want a litter box in the living room, removing it too far from social areas may make the box hard to find or unappealing to your cat. “Generally you want litter boxes that are out of traffic but not at the end of a scary, trappable tunnel,” says Marrinan. Along the same lines, litter boxes that are next to machines that make loud noises or odd vibrations—such as the spin cycle of the washing machine—can be a “no go zone” for cats.

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