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Dear Mr. Auspitz,

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!



One problem is that your cat has established a pattern of inappropriate peeing.  First it has to be cleaned up very thoroughly, but, fortunately, it is on tile.  You can use an enzyme based pet odor remover, like Odor-Ban followed by using a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts water to follow up.

Once you have done that, you might want to try taping down some aluminum foil. Most cats hate to pee on aluminum foil. Hopefully, he won't move anywhere else.

Please let me know what happens.

Seasonal regards... Norm.  


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Norman Auspitz


I can answer most non-veterinary questions about cats. My particular expertise is pedigree cats, breeding and showing. However, I am versed in feline behavior, cat breeds and their characteristics, general feline husbandry, and the like.


I judged for the Canadian Cat Association from 1975 until 1982. I am currently an approved allbreed judge for the Cat Fanciers'' Association (the world''s largets cat registry), and have been judging for them since 1991. I have been breeding pedigreed cats since 1971 and have been exhibiting pedigreed cats in shows since 1970. I obtained my first pedigreed cat in 1970 and have never looked back. In 1971, I obtained my first Abyssinian which has become my primary breed. In addition, I have bred Manx and Persians. Currently, besides the Abyssinians, I am also breeding Maine Coons.

Cat Fanciers'' Association, inc. (CFA) and the Manx, Maine Coon, and Abyssinian breed councils. I am currently Abyssinian breed council secretary.

Cat Fancy Magazine, The Abyssinian Chapter in The Cat Fanciers'' Association Complete Cat Book, and Articles for various editions of The Cat Fanciers'' Association Yearbook

I received a B.S. from Drexel University in 1968, a M.Math from University of Waterloo, in 1970, a Ph.D. from University of Waterloo in 1975, and a MBA from McMaster University in 1980. I received my approved allbreed judging status in the Cat Fanciers'' Association in 1999.

Awards and Honors
We have produced a number of Cat Fanciers'' Association (CFA) National winning Abyssinian and Maine Coons. We have produced a number of Abyssinian and Maine Coon Distinguished Merit females (an award for a top producing cat), including the first Distinguished Merit Abyssinian in the red (sorrel) color. I am the CFA Abyssinian breed council secretary and belong and/or hold office in a number of cat clubs. I am also a member of the CFA Judges Association.

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