Solution for problem urination. Contributed by Katherine F. 6/26/11

27 Jun

BuffBlue (B2) was surrendered to me when he was 5 years old. I learned that B2 urinated outside the litter box sometimes. This was an issue I’d never dealt with before and it’s something not many people want to deal with. I wanted to give B2 a chance rather than let him go to someone and then possibly be surrendered to a shelter.  I planned not to adopt him out to a new home until his issue was resolved, just to be fair to him and whomever decided to adopt him.  So I gave it a shot.

First, I took B2 to the vet to rule out a possible urinary tract infections (uti) or any other medical issues that may have been causing him to urinate outside the box. After they were ruled out, the vet suggested prozac, feliway and a tall cat tree. I didn’t have a tall cat tree so don’t know how beneficial that would have been but the other two recommendations (prozac and feliway) didn’t work very effectively. I tried to figure out what made him do this. He is one of the most loving and sweetest cats I had met. With B2 already declawed by the previous home, I had wondered whether or not the declawing may have contributed partially to his behavior. From doing a little of research, I was surprised to find that declawing is number one reason for inappropriate urination. 

One day, I was at a health pet store which I had been patronizing for a long time.  While there, I discussed B2’s urination issues with the store owner. Without hesitation, the owner pointed to Dr. Elsey’s Cat Attract litter and asked if I had tried it. I decided to buy a small bag, being a bit skeptical given all the gimmicks out there.
When I got home, I put out two separate litter boxes – one full of Cat Attract litter and the other with a mixture of Cat Attract litter and World’s Best litter to see which one B2 would prefer. On the first day, I could tell how pleased he was with this new discovery.  He seemed to have something to look forward to when he needed to do his business. Since then, he has been using Cat Attract litter religiously with no interest in the other litters.  I can see the difference in his level of contentment and happiness. He’s more playful and affectionate. Cat Attract litter was a miracle waiting to happen!
Cat Attract litter is more than just a litter and is designed to resemble the natural odor that an outdoor experience provides for cats. Cats may be domesticated but their instincts will always be that of what comes naturally to them. Cats aren’t able to tell us which litter they prefer and I believe all cats, even those without urination issues would also enjoy Cat Attract litter. Dr. Elsey has done his research in understanding the needs of cats and educating us to be receptive to those needs.  There are many wonderful reviews about Dr. Elsey and his Cat Attract litter. 
For rescues and shelters, check here about their Shelter Partners Program. Inside the litter bag, there is a booklet with valuable information and instructions. Please don’t give up or lose hope. Good luck!
Here’s a tip when you use the Cat Attract litter for the first time by using 5 important steps:

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