Litter box problems are probably the top behavioral problem people have with their cats, aside from the unwanted scratching of furniture. Cats are finicky creatures, not to mention they often will decide not to use their litter box if they are sick or in pain. Determining why they aren't using the litter box is usually the first step before you can decide what to do about the problem.
Came home and discovered our cat had defecated on the carpet in the corner of the room. No big deal, cleaned it up but then discovered somehow the kitty door to
our basement (and her litter box) and gotten partially jammed/locked so all day she couldn't get downstairs! So took care of the door but then a short time later,
discovered our cat had also urinated in the center of the couch!! The cushions absorbed the urine as well as the base of the couch (it was 12 yrs old anyway). We have