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My cat pees out side of his litter box on one certain area. when we [but things down to discourage this behavior like a bucket over the drain he was peeing over, he simply pees around it. We don't know how to make him stop and we have tried to put his litter box in the area but it simply does not work. do you have any how to get him to stop?

thank you.

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Hi
it sounds to me like the area still smells of his urine. Only the tiniest drop will encourage him to go there again. A black light is very good at showing up any remaining spots. also see this page for some ideas about getting rid of the smell

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Also while you are cleaning the area you could give your cat a period of litter re training using the confinement method. Please see this page for more details on this

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best wishes kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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