by Ken Lund
Cat Litterbox Problems
Sometimes a cat will not like the location of his or her litter box. This can occur for several different reasons:
Some kind of pain at the location of the box Something that has caused the cat to be afraid at the location An odor around the location of the box
Where is the best spot to put a litter box?
Most cats prefer an easily accessible spot, but one with privacy Avoid placing the box near a noisy appliance like the washer, dryer or furnace Experiment with types of boxes: some cats like the privacy of closed boxes, and most like large boxes, but some like small ones.
In general, cats usually dislike having to eliminate near where they eat, so avoid putting the food and water bowls near the litter box.
Stress or anxiety as a source of cat litter box location must always be