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    Old March 18th 2010, 05:28 PM
    KathyY KathyY is offline
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    Default Cats 10 & 2 years - should I try?

    I came here looking for info before I invest in the kit, and I have appreciated reading all the comments. I'd love to have some feedback on whether my situation is beyond help.

    I have a 10-year-old overweight male and 2-year-old female. When he gets stressed or jealous he poops in wrong places (my bed is his first choice, then rugs, then sofa). The female does not appear to have picked up his bad habit (so far). They are not very particular about covering their poop or pee, and seem to do their scratching outside the litter boxes. I work long hours, so they are unattended 9 to 11 hours a day, and I resorted to draping the sofa and bed with vinyl during the day.

    How difficult will it be to train them both? Thanks for any suggestions!
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    Old March 20th 2010, 02:39 AM
    Aurora Aurora is offline
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    Based on my own experiences and reading the forums, it seems to be much easier to toilet train cats if you are able to be home a lot. But for those of us who can't be, there are things you can do to make it easier, such as putting them on a specific twice-a-day feeding schedule instead of letting them be grazers.

    I think your main hurdle to overcome would be the stress-pooping of your male cat. Toilet training is definitely stressful. You might try researching ways to curb this behaviour in your male cat and seeing if you have success with that before investing in the LK.

    Another thing that might help you decide is something that you'd have to do anyway if you bought the LK: get both cats using one litterbox that is placed beside the toilet. If you have success with that, then consider investing in the LK.
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    Old March 21st 2010, 01:51 PM
    KathyY KathyY is offline
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    Thank you, Aurora, I appreciate your suggestions! I will try out the single litter box as my first test.
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    Old March 28th 2010, 06:28 AM
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    Hi, I have been at this for a month, red stage on toilet. Two females ages 5 and 8 both seem to be doing ok. I do make sure that they don't get constipated. I do agree about feeding twice a day, I too am away for long periods during the day. They get fed before I go to work in the morning and when I come home 10-11 hours later. I also feed them canned food which helps keep them hydrated. The one litter box is a good idea. Good luck.
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