Help - when have I gone far enough???
I posted a while back about my frail, fading almost 17 year old kitty with a history of multiple chronic health issues. He is still hanging in there and enjoys sleeping out in the screen porch and sometimes on my bed at night. He eats very little but he does eat. He poops and pees but the peeing is a becoming more and more of a problem.
I've added litter boxes in locations that are convenient for him - though I have no good place for additional litter boxes on the main floor of my house. I'm walking daily through cat litter tracked all over my living room, home office and bedroom. I clean the boxes constantly when I'm home - multiple times per day. Tonight I found one of the cats peed through the seam in the covered litter box onto my rug and wood floor. The frail cat skipped all the litter boxes and he peed on the floor only worse - into the heat duct register!!! I really do not want my house to stink like a litter box for the rest of my life here. When I turn my furnace on in the fall it will be blowing out cat box odor!! I'm spraying simple solution all over my wood floors and they can only take so much of that.
I travel for work and I have a professional pet sitter coming in twice a day to attend to things but I'm not sure that is even enough any more. I love all my past and present cats including this poor old guy but I'm really tired of this. I've always said I draw the line when a cat won't use the litter box but I'm really struggling with deciding what to do. Has anyone else been in this situation?