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Why is Your Cat Avoiding the Litter Box?

As a veterinary clinic, we see pets from everything to surgeries and injuries to cat vaccinations. In Albuquerque, we know pet owners care about their pets like family. When our client’s pets stop using the litter box, their owners are often concerned. Why do some litter-trained cats suddenly stop using the litter box?

Have You Brought a New Pet into Your Home?

Cats can be very territorial about their litter boxes. If you’ve recently added a new cat to your family, this can be cause for alarm in the original cats in your home! While some cats can learn to use the same litter box as another cat, there are many cats who will protest this by relieving themselves elsewhere in your home.

You can alleviate this issue by purchasing separate litter boxes for each cat in your household.

Is Your Cat Showing Signs of Illness?

A cat who is feeling unwell will often stop using their litter box, whether that means not relieving themselves at all, or going elsewhere. A cat who has stopped using their litter box that hasn’t experienced any significant changes in their home may be ill.

Many common feline illnesses can be prevented by staying on schedule. For cat vaccinations in Albuquerque, call and schedule an appointment with a member of our team.

Have You Changed Something About Your Cat’s Litter?

Cats can be very picky about their litter. If you make a sudden change in the consistency, materials, or brand of litter, your cat may refuse to use the litter box. If you want to change your cat’s litter, start slowly by incorporating small amounts of the new litter in with the original litter until your cat has adjusted.

Find Out Why Pet Owners Choose Petroglyph Animal Hospital

We understand that pet owners want the very best for their companions. That’s why at Petroglyph Animal Hospital, we offer the most comprehensive care in Albuquerque including cat vaccinations. Contact us today to make an appointment!