My cat pees with her butt hanging outside the litterbox. How can I get her to just move forward a teeny bit?
I have 3 nearly identical black cats (obligatory pic here
, sorry it's so dark) and to be honest, I've been super lucky in the cat-pee department. My cats have been great with the litter box, and in three years with 3 cats I've had only one deliberate accident with an obviously ill kitty. I actually feel bad complaining, because I know it could be soooo much worse.
But one of my cats tends to pee with her butt hanging out of the litter box. She goes in halfway and just lets loose, then turns around and tries to bury her contribution, despite the fact most of the time she's missed the litterbox and all her burying is ineffective as the pee is on the floor. She's not shy, this morning I watched her do it right in front of me. She also poops like that, but her misses with number 2 are less frequent.
With the 3 cats I have 2 large litterboxes and 1 med sized litterbox, although all three definitely prefer the bigger boxes. The biggest is actually just a giant rubbermaid container, with lid and a hole cut out of the side. Then I have giant traditional litter box on the lid of the rubbermaid container - it's a multi story pee house that all three seem to be ok with. But my locationally-challenged furrball misses from all boxes. Bigger litter boxes do not exist in pet stores. I'm only half-kidding when I say I'm going to buy her a kiddy pool and fill it with litter instead...
How on earth can I convince my cat to just pee inside the box? She literally just needs to move up an inch to two, and there's plenty of room! I'm getting really tired of pee puddles on my floor (and litter box lid!). I've protected the floor and clean up is pretty easy thank goodness, but Nature's Miracle is expensive. Never mind that puddles of cat pee are not a fun smell to come home to.
Any ideas? Thanks all!