10 year old cat uninating and defacating in house! HELP!

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10 year old cat has been urinating and defacating in my house for about 6 months now. Has been to vet, nothing wrong medically! I've tried everything! Anyone have a suggestion? I can't bring myself to even think about having to give him up! HELP!

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It sounds like the cat does not care for the brand of litter that it has to use. I switched all my liltter boxes to a more natural litter with no added odors or any added smells to it. They love Swheat scoop. I would trying using a more natural brand of kitty litter.

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You can just do what my neighbors do and keep your cat outside 24/7 to urinate and defecate everywhere else.

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Thanks! I will try the wheat brand of cat litter!
He is an indoor cat and has been for 10 years now. Plus, he's declawed. I'm afraid the outdoors would be too much for him at this point in his life. Thanks for the advice though!

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Thanks! I will try the wheat brand of cat litter!
He is an indoor cat and has been for 10 years now. Plus, he's declawed. I'm afraid the outdoors would be too much for him at this point in his life. Thanks for the advice though!
Edwood was being sarcastic (hopefully). Thank you for keeping your cat indoors.
Besides trying a different litter you can also check to see if anything has changed. Is the cat fearful of something near his litter box (noisy washing machine, other pets, etc)? Location can play a role.
Do you use those plastic liners? If so get rid of them.
Is your box big enough? Is it a hooded box? If so, you can try removing the hood and putting the box in a more accessible area.

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Sometimes when cats get old, they experience geriatric problems - just like humans. You should try placing a few litter boxes around the house. If he just has to go quickly, you will alleviate the stress associated with not making it to the litter box in time.
You also must break the cycle of where he is going. Cats are very smell oriented, so clean the areas very, very well. Anitra Frazier, in her book - The Natural Cat, suggests putting an upside down cardboard box over the cleaned area to discourage the cat from coming back again to same place.
When I have had accidents, I clean the area very well, spray the area with a product called Bitter Apple (it has a smell which cats don't like), then cover the area with the upside down box idea. Your house may look funny for a while, but it is worth trying. I usually leave the boxes there for a week or two.
Try praising/petting the cat and offer treats when he makes to one of the litter boxes.

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You can just do what my neighbors do and keep your cat outside 24/7 to urinate and defecate everywhere else.
Friends of ours did this. Their neutered male was either spraying or peeing (I can't remember) and, since they couldn't get him to stop, he became and outdoor (declawed) cat. They do leave the garage door cracked so he can get shelter and food. The sad part is that their house backs up to the woods so he has gotten in a few fights with unknown animals.
I know of at least three people (one neighbor, one friend and my own brother) who let their cats out and they are declawed. I think they should know better but my sister-in-law says "it's pretty hard to keep a cat inside when they want out."

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To add to what Writer wrote, clean the area with an enzymatic solution. I used Nature's Miracle, when Max decided to quit using his box. The trick is to totally soak the area, I mean turn it into a swamp. When a cat urinates on an area, it will become wet down to the pad, under the carpet, so the cleaning liquid must too. Even if you can no longer smell his accidents he may, so using something like this is your best bet to deter future accidents.
I would also try Cat Attract cat litter. It was specifically designed to bring cats back to their litter box. Again, when Max had his box problems, we offered him a variety of pooping choices. 4 different boxes, in 3 different styles, a traditional covered, an uncovered, and 2 Booda domes, with 4 different litters.

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You can just do what my neighbors do and keep your cat outside 24/7 to urinate and defecate everywhere else.
Friends of ours did this. Their neutered male was either spraying or peeing (I can't remember) and, since they couldn't get him to stop, he became and outdoor (declawed) cat. They do leave the garage door cracked so he can get shelter and food. The sad part is that their house backs up to the woods so he has gotten in a few fights with unknown animals.
I know of at least three people (one neighbor, one friend and my own brother) who let their cats out and they are declawed. I think they should know better but my sister-in-law says "it's pretty hard to keep a cat inside when they want out."
Sounds like your friend's cat will be living a very short life. Pity.