When your cat pees outside the litter box or tray, it isn’t a behaviour issue. It’s a cry for help.
People so often think an animal is misbehaving, when they are only trying to send us a message. Cats don’t have iphones or email accounts. They send their messages through their behaviour, their signs, their symptoms.
Imagine, for a moment, if you were being cared for by a giant who speaks a different lingo, who had control over everything you ate, your health care, your living conditions, in fact pretty much everything.
Imagine that there were some serious flaws in their assumptions about some of this. And you knew it. How would you communicate that to the giant? Remember, the giant doesn’t speak your lingo.
Your only resource is by body language. Some of it can be deliberate, as in refusing the food you know is not good for you. Some of it can be involuntary, as in peeing frequently when you have a bladder or other renal issue.
In my experience, when a cat pees outside the litter box, they are clearly showing the start of a renal issue. One that is unlikely to be detected by a blood or other veterinary test. Until it is well advanced.
Three Causes of Ill Health
We all have a weak link. For some, it can be an oversensitivity to external factors (such as the sun, weather conditions, chemicals, etc). For others it can be a familial tendency.
It can also be a species specific tendency.
Cats have a weak link in their kidneys and renal areas. It’s just who they are as lone predators.
So anything that has a deleterious affect on the kidney, will harm a cat.
There are three important areas that affect us all, cats included, that can cause harm. The harm may take years to manifest as a problem, because the body is always trying to sustain the status quo, or life. Every living being tries very hard to stay alive, despite the conditions.
So when you can keep the conditions optimal, disease takes a back seat.
The three areas that can affect everyone are:
Let’s look at a typical domestic cats diet. Commercial cat food is created with very cheap products which do nothing to sustain health. Cats are carnivores. They must eat meat. Yet when you read the ingredients on most commercial cat food, the main ingredients are derived from plants.
Cats can’t handle plant foods.
Over time, this inadequate, inappropriate, non-nutritious diet, takes its toll on a cats health. And one of the first areas to suffer is the kidneys. An involuntary action can include your cat peeing outside the litter box.
Commercial cat food is also laden with synthetic ‘supplements’, that are aimed to make up the nutritional shortfall. And to preserve. But synthetic supplements are made in the laboratory and cannot be classified as food. They are toxic and tend to build up in the body as some can be difficult to excrete. Preservatives may not need any explanation as most people are aware of the harm they do.
Veterinary medications are also synthetic. They are toxic. They aren’t meant to heal. They are meant to suppress the body’s natural expression of disharmony, so you think they are better. Instead, the problem has been driven in deeper.
So, there are at least two areas your cat, who is a highly sensitive being, is ingesting or absorbing toxins – the daily food and the frequent vet meds. To say nothing of the water, the household cleaners, the chemicals off gassing from the furniture, the carpets…
Add stress to the mix, and it’s a wonder cats survive as long as they do in domesticity. Stress from a noisy family. Stress from restricted freedom. Stress from EMF and wi-fi. Stress from an absence of contact with the healing powers of the Earth. Stress from an absence of sun bathing. Stress from a lack of exercise. And so it goes on.
When your cat pees outside the litter box, instead of getting irritable at the cat, consider what you are doing to contribute to this.
Simply by switching to a species specific, quality, fresh, balanced raw cat food, the kidneys may fully heal, stopping the problem completely.
The more advanced the problem is, the more likely your cat will need extra support. Good homeopathic treatment can compliment a healthy diet and reverse this condition, by supporting the immune system.
When your cat pees outside the litter box, or has any other behavioural issue than you dislike, consider your part in this. Respect and thank your cat for bringing it to your attention while it is still in the early stage.