Help with litter box

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  1. chebrutta

    chebrutta Enthusiast

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    Long story short, the dog is eating cat poop. No medical reason for it. He just likes it.

    I scoop her box once a day, but sometimes he gets in there before I do.

    Her litter box is in the downstairs shower. There is literally no other place to put it.

    Kitty will not use a little box if it has a cover on it; she'll go right next to it... which makes me think one of those faux-furniture-style cabinets will not work for her.

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Peregrin5

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    Eww... Try putting pepper in the kitty litter maybe? This might inflame certain parts of your cat as well though...
     
  4. dr.gator

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    Raise the litter box where the dog can't get in to it. I am assuming of course that you dog is a small dog.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    Put up a baby gate. Your cat can either jump over it, or you can leave it slightly open on one side, like 4-6 inches or so. We do this because our dogs like to go into the cat's room and eat all his food. The baby gate prevents the dog from getting into the cat's room while still giving the cat full (and obviously necessary) access to his food, water, litterbox, and comfort tower.
     
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    Or put in a closet with a pet door on it that only cat can fit thru....
     
  7. Grammy Teacher

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    I would block the entrance to the shower/litter pan. How big is your dog? The barrier should be as low as possible so the cat doesn't get upset(you know how cats are!) If you have to use a baby gate, put a short stool/chair in front of it so the cat has easier access. Ohhh the things we do for our pets.
     
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    We put our litter box in the spare bedroom and put a cat door in the door.

    Our dog is too big to try putting it up high or using a baby gate or anything.

    The cat likes having his "own" space now and spends a lot of time in "his" room.
     
  9. chebrutta

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    The dog is a black lab. A baby gate is a great idea!

    I can't put in kitty doors, as I'm renting. And it's a pocket door... both dog and cat have shown freakish abilities in opening them!
     
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    I have an older cat who can't jump the gate anymore. I have raised the gate just high enough for my cat to scoot under but still preventing the dog from getting in.
     
  11. Grammy Teacher

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    That is so sweet of you!
     
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    This is what we do.
     

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