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    Old September 1st 2011, 09:50 AM
    Calico & Bombay Calico & Bombay is offline
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    Question When do cats learn foot placement

    I have a 3 year old Calico and an 8 month old American Bombay. The Calico is MUCH larger than the Bombay and therefore has correct placement. The Bombay is small and just squats in the middle of the red disk. I've put her feet where they're supposed to go but it doesn't matter. They've been on red stage for 2 weeks. Any help is appreciated?
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    Old September 1st 2011, 10:22 AM
    Norwegiangirl85 Norwegiangirl85 is offline
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    Don't worry about foot placement, usually it will solve itself later on in the training...(I don't think it's a positive thing to try to change the cats posture because they might stop going when you are around because they think it's annoying...and believe me, you want them to go when you are home if accidents start to happen)...If you have changed to flushable litter and they don't have any accidents I'm pretty sure that you are ready for the next stage, but do it slowely...The hole in the amber stage is pretty big so I would advice you to read about the cardboard method to avoid big problems and accidents:http://www.litterkwitter.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2662

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    Old September 5th 2011, 08:12 AM
    Calico & Bombay Calico & Bombay is offline
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    Thanks for the advice. However, now there is a bigger problem. They aren't going to the bathroom at ALL! It has been 36 hours and nothing! I've looked ALL over the house for accidents and there aren't any. They're eating, drinking and playing like normal, but nothing. Any thoughts?
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    Old September 10th 2011, 05:28 AM
    TexasCatMom0506 TexasCatMom0506 is offline
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    Default Try some chicken broth in their water

    I read somewhere that if you put some chicken broth in their water they'll drink more, and thus have to void more. It might urge them back onto the LK.
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    Old September 10th 2011, 06:45 AM
    devora devora is offline
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    36 hours without #2 is not a big deal, have you changed their food lately.

    36 hours with #1 is practically impossible, you must be missing something, are they using the bathtub or sink, including the kitchen sink?

    If you want to worry about constipation, you could give them some furball remedy, or snip and squeeze a capsule of fish oil onto each front paw, never try to give them an oil directly
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