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Why is my Cat peeing on cardboard boxes?

I just caught my cat peeing on Cardboard boxes in the basement. His liter box is in the basement, so why would he be peeing on Cardboard boxes? Is he marking his territory?

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It's possible, the cat's litter box has not been cleaned out or is smelly. Make sure you fully clean out the litter box and any old kitty litter. Wipe clean the inside of the litter box, then use ARM & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer on the bottom of the box, before adding new Tidy Cats Cat Litter.   Clean out the litter box daily or multiple times per day if you can.

If your cat's litter box is old, you should think about replacing it with a new High-Sided Litter Box. A cat is very sensitive to smell, so if the litter box stinks, your cat may not want to use it.

If you only have one litter box, which is up or down stairs (in basement), consider getting a second litter box that is easier for your cat to reach on the main floor.  If your cat is older, it may not want to go up and down stairs regularly to go to the bathroom. 

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