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Older cat missing her litter tray
« on: September 01, 2023, 10:18:39 pm »
Our old cat is about 17 now and she enjoys sitting in the house sleeping mostly, but she now seems to be missing her litter tray when she needs to use it to pee if she is left inside overnight.
Any recommendations for a better litter tray for cats than the standard plastic covered ones with a little door if you know what I mean.
She gets popped out when she needs to go in the daytime and when itís warmer out she is out all night, but we donít like her being out when itís freezing as sheís an old lady now.
Thank you.


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Re: Older cat missing her litter tray
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2023, 11:20:40 pm »
Can you spread newspaper around the outside of the entrance, perhaps with some litter on?  I'm imagining that she puts her front half in but leaves the relevant parts hanging out over the edge of the tray.  Or perhaps she could have a shallower tray to make it easier to get in  :cat:  Some days I know how she feels  :o
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Re: Older cat missing her litter tray
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2023, 12:56:18 pm »
My Nikki is the same age, and has always had accidents since I got her from cat rescue 3 years ago - they did tell me about it.  Mostly it's poo but occasionally wee too
She has free run of the  study and hallway and goes out during the day so long as it's dry. I donlt let her out at night as she is almost blind

I found a sheet of imitation leather and put that under her litter tray so it's easy to clan up.  Prior to that I used one of these 'dirt trapper' mats - sometimes you can get old ones from supermarkets but they're not expensive

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« Last Edit: September 02, 2023, 12:58:48 pm by doganjo »
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Re: Older cat missing her litter tray
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2023, 07:59:09 pm »
thatís great. Will look into these ideas.

Thank you.



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