Episode 10: Feline Litter Box Problems with Abby O'Hare, LVT

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By Kara Francke, Bruce W. Francke, and DVM. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Is your cat frustrating you by urinating or defecating somewhere other than the litterbox? You are not alone! Litterbox issues are sadly one of the most common reason why cats are relinquished to shelters, and every situation is slightly different. Stress has been shown to be one of the most important factors in this problem. Luckily, there is help available!

In this episode of the Unleashed Veterinary Podcast, Dr. Bruce Francke and Abby O’Hare, L.V.T. discuss this very frustrating, but unfortunately common behavioral issue in cats.

We will discuss that most common causes of feline house-soiling, the medical issues at play, and the many tools available to help you deal with the problem. We will tell you about managing your cat’s environment to decrease stress, what really happens inside your cat’s body that contributes to this problem, how many litterboxes you should have, where boxes and other resources should be placed, how to clean soiled areas most effectively, medical treatments that are available and much more.

We will attempt to give you the knowledge and tools you need to get your kitty back in the box and save your sanity!

15 episodes