I'm at my wits end with my dumb cat... I don't ever want to get rid of her, because that's just NOT what I think is the answer--There has to be something I can do.
It started when Ben didn't empty the litter box out for me (since I can't do it being preggo) and it got too full so she started going in the corner of the basement. The second I realized this was going on, the litter box was emptied and fresh litter put in.
But she has SINCE been refusing to use the box. WHY!?! She kept going in the corner of the basement, and then when Ben and I put up baby gates so she couldn't get down there, she decided she's going to start going on the living room rug.
I've put her into Dakota's crate with her food bowls and her litter box, because it seems thats the only time she'll use her box.
I haven't found urine anywhere else, I certainly haven't smelled any and it seems she is using her box for that only.
Has anyone ever dealt with such a problem?? What can I do?? Ben keeps telling me we need to get rid of her. But she is a cranky, 20 something year old cat who only likes me, she'd inevitably be put to sleep or live out her days in a cage because no one is interested in her. And like I said, I don't feel getting rid of her is the answer.
I can't imagine that its something medical, right? Because why would she be peeing in the box but not pooping?? And her poops always seem "healthy" and appear to be normal.
Is it possible that she is rebelling for a reason such as a baby coming?? I mean, we haven't changed her food in forever (the brand)... She eats daily, I give her attention and she is alpha over the dog, I just don't get it!!!
Please help me out here guys. I'm desperate.