My cat goes beside the couch
I have one cat. She is almost a year old. We have never had a problem with her using the box.
These past few weeks though, she has started going both 1 & 2 right beside our couch. We are always checking the rest of the house for signs of her going but she only goes in that one place.
We put down a blanket just to keep it from ruining the carpet too much and we placed another litter box closer to the living room. She used it for a while but then continued to go beside the couch.
My family is getting angry and has threatened to take her to the pound if it's not fixed. I don't want that to happen at all so any help you could give me would be amazing! Thank you so much!My Thoughts:
I'm sorry to hear that your kitty is having troubles. When a cat uses another location, one trick is to place a box right on top of the location she's using. If she uses it, you can begin moving it, one small step at a time, to a more desirable location.
I would get a black light and thoroughly treat the area she's been using so that there are no residual odors that a cat can detect. If it smells like a place she should call a toilet, then she'll try to keep using it, possibly instead of a box.
So the next question is, why did she start using the carpet instead of the box? She may have a medical condition, so she should be examined by a veterinarian.See this list for reasons why she may have started this behavior.
Please let us know how things go with her.
I hope that helps,