You should expect a few accidents while you are toilet training your kitten, but keep an eye on their behaviour and you will soon see an improvement.
Never chastise or punish your kitten for toileting outside the litter tray, as they won’t understand and may then try to hide their toileting elsewhere in the house.
Clean up messes with biological washing power and water or use specialised pet urine cleaners. Other products may not completely eliminate the smell, or even mimic it, which can encourage cats and kitten to toilet in the same area again.
If you seem to be having more accidents than before this could be due to several reasons:
- An issue with the litter tray, such as placement or it being unclean
- Illness of your cat – conditions such as cystitis (an inflammation of the bladder) can lead to small, frequent urinations that may be outside the litter tray
- Sexual maturity – unneutered cats especially may mark territory using urine spraying
- Stress – stressed cats will mark more frequently and may use urine or faeces to do so
- Attention seeking
If you are seeing more accidents speak to your local Vets4Pets vet for advice