My 12 year old cat doesn’t use the litter box properly
(Brooklyn N Y)
I have two cats. The first one that I adopted is a female domestic shorthair about 12 years ago.
I am aware that she is very old but I just cannot understand why for sometime now she does not go in the litter box to crap.
In 2005 I adopted the second cat, a domestic shorthair male kitten and everything was fine until now (Sept 2010).
I clean the litter box once a week. I scoop twice a day trying to keep it clean for her but she still does it in front of the litter box, on my bathroom rug and on top of my laundry pile.
I am at my wits end and the only thing that is saving her from my returning her to the shelter is my niece who loves them both. Please help.