Why is My Cat Not Using The Litter Box? Part 3: Stress

Tabby and white cat with wide eyes

When your cat doesn’t use the litter box, they’re trying to tell you something is wrong in their life. Once you’ve taken them to the vet, if the vet determines that the reason for the inappropriate elimination is not medical, you can begin the cat behavior detective work.

One reason they may not be using the box is because of stress in their lives. It’s our job to figure out what’s stressing them out and either remove it or help them see it as something positive.

This is part 3 in a series on litter box issues!

Watch Part 1

Watch Part 2