The toyger cat litter box is the first thing you should check. It should be in a quiet, private area of the house. Many people put them in their basements and leave the door open a little. This not only creates a private environment but also keeps urine odors to a minimum in the rest of the house.
If you use a closet for urine prevention be sure and keep the box clean. To reduce odors in such a confined space don’t forget to leave the door open!
Another less desirable placement possibility is under a table. Finding a place without carpeting is best from a urine maintenance point of view. Tile, lino or cement is a lot easier to clean.
Ask yourself if you changed the litter box in any way:
Has the box been moved to a high traffic area recently?
Does the box need cleaning?
Is a new litter being used or does it have too heavy a scent (unscented is best)
Has the depth of the litter in the box changed? Some cats like their litter deep, others shallow.
Has your toyger cat outgrown the box and needs a larger one.
The box is too hard to enter and exit. This can be an issue for older toyger cats.
Do not put food and water near the litter box. Cats like these two areas kept separate (don’t you?).
If your cat has picked out a particular room to soil. Try closing the door to that room if you can or cover the target area with furniture.
Put a bowl of food over the target area as cats like to keep their eating area away from their “bathroom”.
Take your cat to the Vet on a regular basis.
If you have more than one cat get each one their own litter box.
Have you recently moved? A cat might smell an area where the previous owner’s cat urinated.
Let the toyger cat alone while it goes to the bathroom. Let it have some privacy. If you have a new toyger, it may take three to eight weeks to adjust to their new environment. Be patient!
A recent addition or loss to the family... a new baby, spouse? A change can throw off your toyger's routine. This is usually temporary until the cat adjusts to the new environment.
NEVER EVER punish your toyger cat by kicking, hitting, chasing, screaming or rubbing their nose in their urine (remember the smell doesn’t bother them). Toyger cats cannot make the cause and effect connection like we can. So, punishment after the fact is useless and will only make matters worse.
Toyger cats are naturally very clean animals and they know where they are going. It is important to remember this. Try and help your cat overcome any stress or anxiety. This might be enough for your toyger urine prevention program. Deal with your toyger cat in a caring and loving manner.