Q. My cat will no longer urinate in her litter pan, but she will have a bowel movement in it. When she has to pee she does it in the kitchen on my floor.
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM
A. Usually, my first recommendation in these cases is to increase the number of litter boxes in your home. There should always be at least one more than the number of cats in the home. Additionally, they should be kept very clean as this can affect usage. My second step would be to run a urinalysis. Sometimes urinary crystals that can eventually turn in to bladder stones can cause this type of behavior. Least likely would be a urinary tract infection.