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Marks on wall at back of cat tray?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Sn0w, May 6, 2017.


  1. Sn0w

    Sn0w PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, our cat is 18 years old, he still uses the cat litter tray in our house mainly for wee, on occasion poop (he prefers to go outside for this). Our litter tray is a fully enclosed litter tray but we noticed at the back of the litter tray marks on the wall. We moved it to another area along the same wall and the same has started to appear in this area also. As the tray is enclosed I can't see anything being sprayed on the wall. He doesn't sit atop the litter tray. Has anyone heard of this, does anyone have an ideas? Thank you.
     
  2. cava14 una

    cava14 una Anne two black and white boys and a Nortie Tortie

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    Could he be over enthusiastic when covering his wees. Could the tray be moving and marking the wall?
     
  3. Calvine

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    Is it possible he wees quite high (sort of sprays it out) and it's coming out where the top half meets the bottom half...by which I mean if top and bottom join/overlap the wrong way. Happened with my neighbour's cat. Try putting a piece of white paper between tray and wall and see if that gets marked. Otherwise, as @cava14 una suggested, he might be moving the tray when he uses it and rubbing the wall.
     
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    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Splatters or sprays or simply claening up the wall with dirty paws afterwards..this is common place in the HB house. I use a cloth dampened with biotex to get the marks off.
     
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    Sn0w PetForums Newbie

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    I'm not really sure what it is, but I will try the paper behind the tray and between the wall. Thank you.
     
  6. Mum to Missy

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    I have to put puppy pads under and up the back of one of my covered litter trays, so it covers the wall as one of them always manages to wee outside the back of the tray, goodness knows how, but it does save having to constantly was the carpet.
     
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    I bought trays with a higher join at the back because I have a high pee-er. It took a while to find them but I found 2 different makes which are fine and the join seems to be leak free.
    If they are enthusiastic about digging the tray might move and knock the wall, leaving a mark. One of those sponges for removing marks might help you with the cleaning, or put something on the floor behing the tray to stop it moving back against the wall, a doorstop kind of thing.
     
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    I notice you said the tray was fully covered. Does that mean you think he's getting behind the tray or am I just misunderstanding?
     
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