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Dear Melissa,

I have 4 cats in a 4 BR house.  We have 4 litter stations.  2 of the stations have the Fresh Step gravely type litter, the other 2 are corn based.  The cat with the peeing problem goes #2 in the corn litter boxes but he ONLY pees in the same spot, which is by the front door, on tiles, 2-4 times per day, everyday.  

Is there anything I can do to change this pattern?  

Thanks and happy holidays!

~James

Answer
How long has this been going on? The first thing that should be ruled out is anything medically going on. Have you tried placing a litter box in that location and how large is the amount of urine as if they are small spots, that indicates an infection. Are all of the cats spayed/neutered and have you seen him urinate? I'm wondering if he's marking- is he standing up or squatting? When a cat is standing, it is marking.

Feel free to send me some more information so I can help you further.  

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Melissa Burg, RVT/Behavior Consultant

Expertise

I have experience dealing with different cat behavior signs, including separation anxiety, possible aggression and the difference between fear aggression and actual aggression, this would include possible feral cats. I also am familiar with the several different approaches to introducing a new cat to the environment as well as how each cat or cat and dog and live comfortable and dealing with litter box issues and help you decide if the problem is medical or behavioral.

Experience

My experience began with my own cats and escalated while working with area animal shelters for the past 10 years. I was able to watch and learn how the cats would react to different stimulus and each other. My experience grew during college and became able to distinguish between medical and behavior issues.

Publications
"Pawfect Pets," a weekly column in my local newspaper with pet health and behavior and training tips.

Education/Credentials
I graduated with an Associate's in Veterinary Technology in 2009 and became RVT in the state of Iowa in 2012 with a focus on Behavior.

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