Picture of a women who is trying to discipline her cat for peeing in the house

“Is There Hope When Your Cat Is Not Using The Litter Box?”

That Depends…

by Matt Libben

Because… (and I am going to be really honest with you now) … If you try to solve it with the information that is currently available on this particular problem – internet, cat books, even advice from your vet – than your chances for success are very slim.

How do I know?

I know because during the course of several years I have tried just about everything to stop our cat from destroying (and stinking up) our house by peeing everywhere except in the litter box.

Initially – after it had happened the first time, and during the many months that followed – I didn’t really pay much attention to it. Assuming that in time, the problem would resolve itself.

This in complete contradiction to my girlfriend, who took the problem very serious from the start. (And I kept saying that she was exaggerating and that she shouldn’t be making a mountain out of a molehill – man, the fights we had about it.)

But she was right! Because it didn't stop – it only got worse!

And with worse I mean that it began to happen more frequently, and that it spread to more and more places in the house. Where it was at first only once a week (and sometimes she “skipped” a week if we were lucky), soon it began happening everyday! And after that even several times a day! So no sooner had you cleaned up the mess, or you could start all over again. It drove us nuts.

And in the long run it became just that – crazy, nuts, unbearable …

To tell you the truth, we were so angry at this point, and frustrated like hell, because now our beautiful little house, which we had bought not long ago and of which we were so proud initially, reeked of ammonia throughout, and, to make matters worse, the floor in the hall (were the litter trays stood) had, at some places, been completely destroyed by the pee – it was impossible to clean.

Trust me, you do not want to know how embarrassing it is when the company you have tells you that there is “a rather exotic fragrance” in your house. It’s humiliating. And the thing is that for them the scent is approximately 10 times as strong, because after a while you yourself have gotten used to it, so the foul stench isn’t as overwhelming for you anymore. A toilet cleaning lady once told me, “You just take a deep breath through your nose, and after that the smell is gone.” … Do you see the similarities?

And no matter what we did, nothing worked. Sometimes we thought we’d solved the problem (we’d buy a new kitty litter for example, and then everything went well for a few days), but soon after the peeing would start again, leaving us even more frustrated and desperate.

And as I just said, during the course of the years we had tried more or less everything – even the most idiotic things.

For example, somebody on a forum gave me the advice to put food bowls on the urine spots – cats don’t eliminate where they eat.

And that was correct. So now she no longer peed in the hallway, near the litter tray, but she would now do it in the living room… ON OUR BRAND NEW FLOOR!!

I’m still looking for that person.

Other things we tried and that did not work...

  • Feliway. You know, those synthetic cat pheromones. Don’t get me wrong… those things can work, but not if you use them in the way the manufacturer recommends. Unfortunately, I figured that one out later, after we had already spent a small fortune on those plugs and sprays.
  • Placing litter trays all around the house. (I’m not joking when I say that at some point we had more litter trays than floor in some areas of our house.)
  • Trying out numerous types of kitty litter in the hope that that will make it stop. A waste of time and money I know now. There is only one right type of litter for your cat; avoid the other ones like the plague.
  • Placing tin foil, lemon peels, or sprinkling pepper on the urine spots. This just quells the symptoms, but it doesn’t solve the problem. And more often than not it makes it worse because the problem relocates. Like with the food dishes in the hallway that I told you about earlier. So don’t do it. Sure, it can work temporarily, but that’s only because you applied a change in your cat’s territory, which causes her to “pull back and regroup”.
  • Sprays,or other nifty tricks to keep your cat away from certain places. Like I mentioned above – it only temporarily quells the symptoms, and that’s it.
  • Punishing your cat. This is by far the worst method of all, and it will most likely make the problem worse. Cats do not pee in the house because they think it’s fun, or to be naughty. It means that they don’t feel comfortable, don’t feel at ease, because something is going wrong in their world. And they express this feeling of unease in the only way they know how; by peeing or spraying. Because contrary to humans they have a rather limited repertoire when it comes to expressing their emotions. Think of this in terms of punishing a child because they wetted the bed – that’s what you can compare it with.

Unfortunately, our vet also wasn’t able to help us... Which I found rather strange considering the fact that these are professional people. And if they don’t have a solution to this widespread problem, then who does?... But he seemed flustered and uncomfortable when I asked him for advice on the matter. “The reasons for inappropriate urination are myriad,” he told me. “It’s a rather common problem.”

And that was about all the information that I could get out of him. However, he did give me a brochure by Royal Canin (a pet food manufacturer). And I did find some helpful information in it (for example, stress being a major cause of inappropriate urination in felines), but in the end it all boiled down to that you had to give your cat Royal Canin if you wanted to get rid of the problem. So it was more or less a sales pitch.

Moreover… we had already been feeding our cat on the Royal Canin brand throughout her life.

And there were a couple of other things that we tried, but which I can’t remember off the top of my head.

Oh, but wait! (how was I able to forget this one), in the end (at our most desperate point) we even hired a cat therapist. The lady looked around for a bit, gave us some general advice which we’ve could also have gotten from those internet forums, and then she left again. The only difference being that now she had a couple of hundred euros of our hard earned money in her pocket, cause I can tell you that those people don’t come cheap. But I would have paid it to her gladly, and with a big fat smile on my face, if it only had solved the problem for us.

You should avoid scent removers as well. Which are also often rather pricey. Something I again would happily have paid, if they had actually worked. But it is my experience that you end up with a soggy mass that smells far worse than the pee alone. And I believe that I have tried more or less all of them. No, if you want your house to be clean again you can forget all that stuff because there’s only one simple inexpensive cleaning solution that you need. This stuff (which you probably have in your kitchen cabinet right now, or otherwise you can pick it up for a couple of bucks) works like magic, and it even cleans the more difficult surfaces like concrete, rugs, pillows or bed sheets.

But to continue on with my story – nothing worked. So I thought: “Our cat is only 3 years old right now. So we shall have to clean up after her for another 15 years at least. And often even multiple times a day. And meanwhile we have to live in this smelly mess… And not just now, but also if we ever decided to move again. Cause then it will start all over again.”

Which is not something to look forward too. And we were getting more and more desperate with each passing day as we were spending fortunes on paper towels and all kinds of other stuff that didn’t work, and meanwhile had to live in a dirty pee riddled house.

Something had to change, because it could not go on like this. And if others did not have a solution, I would look for one myself, even if it was the last thing I did.

To be honest with you, I have to confess that up until that point I hadn’t really investigated the problem in depth. I was desperately looking for a solution, but all I had done at this point was relying on others to come up with one. I myself did not know anything about cats, and why they peed in the house for example.

It reminded me of that time when my computer wouldn’t boot. And when I had drummed up everyone and their brother to help me fix it – but to no avail. So eventually (I knew nothing about computers) I began reading up on the subject; and, lo and behold, a few days later I managed to fix the problem.

And, unfortunately, that would be the way that it would have to go this time around as well. And I say unfortunately, because I absolutely dreaded the idea of plowing through all those cat books, and through the multitude of other sources on cats for finding information on how to solve this particular problem.

But when push comes to shove, you don’t have much choice in the matter. So I sucked up my frustration and got to work.

First thing I did is I got myself a subscription to the local library and checked out just about every cat book I could find there. And I also ordered a bunch from Amazon and some other sites. I did not bother with the internet, though, because of the bad experiences we had had with that. Anyone could say anything on the internet. The only thing it got us was a ruined floor.

But, unfortunately, those books too contained very little information about my problem. Oftentimes a few paragraphs at most, and even those were filled with the same B.S. info that we had found on the internet forums. Put down aluminum foil, pepper, make sure you have plenty of letter trays, blablabla.

What they did contain, however, were pages and pages full of useless little facts and all kind of cutesy pictures and illustrations.

Which is nice of course, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. I was looking for a solution to our problem. A problem that was quite common according to our vet. And as such it surprised me that there was so precious little info about it, and that the “experts”, the writers of those books, kind of ignored the subject altogether. Cause it seemed to me there was a definite need here…

What did help me a lot however, were the books by Vicky Halls (and a few others, but mostly hers), a cat behaviorist from the UK. But it took me a long time to get through them; and the useful information was spread throughout, often through multiple volumes. Furthermore, there was very little in the way of structure. No methodology. And I was looking for just that: A simple how to method which I could apply to stop the peeing. A clear plan in which they tell you in a step by step manner what you must do to make it stop.

But there wasn’t anything like that, it didn’t exist, so once again I had to do all the groundwork myself…

What followed were many frustrating months in which I tried one tedious experiment after another, but with no results to speak of. At times I thought I had it, but then it turned out not to work not long thereafter. And to make matters worse I even had to cancel the order for a new living room floor that we had placed. Which was particularly disappointing for my girlfriend who had put up a lot of effort into picking the right one.

But… (Drum roll please) … Eventually I did it! My cat now no longer pees outside the litter box! And in the 1,5 years since, it didn’t happen once. :)

And mere words are not enough to describe how friggin’ amazing it feels when you realize that it’s finally over, and that, from now on, you can just enjoy your cat without having to clean up after her all the time, and without worrying that she has once again found another spot in your house to “decimate”. You will feel as if a great and messy burden has been lifted from your shoulders, for this is just what will have happened. And, best of all, you won’t have to live with that nauseating and embarrassing smell anymore. And everything is so clean now the pee is gone!

We can now have visitors over without worrying. And our cat feels a lot better also. Because, as I mentioned earlier; it wasn’t a picnic for her either, in a sense that she didn’t do it for fun, or to taunt us, but because she was experiencing some serious discomfort, and the peeing was the only way for her to express those feelings of unease.

So then I thought… If this works for us, than it will naturally also work for other people who are struggling with the same problem.

And this thought occurred to me after I had helped a colleague from work with it who’d asked me for advice. Her cat was peeing (and also spraying) literally everywhere in her house – it was a really bad situation; but by simply following the directions I gave her she managed to solve it in a jiffy.

So I decided to transfer what I had learned on how to solve this problem to paper in some kind of easy to follow how-to guide. And by doing so creating a roadmap that anyone who was suffering from this problem could follow to get the same result as we had, without having to reinvent the wheel themselves. (And I did this mainly because my girlfriend kept hassling me about it, because personally I was kind of done with this whole peeing thing.)

Which was easier said than done… Because how does one go about this? – writing a step-by-step guide? I mean, I’m not a writer, or some cat expert…

But when I thought about it I realized that that wasn’t what mattered. What mattered was is not so much your credentials, as that you have a solution to a problem that many people are struggling with - the inappropriate urination/spraying. And I really did have that solution, so I needn’t worry at all.

It didn’t take me long to come up with a name, by the way…

“Three Steps To A Pee-Free House”

Because, in essence, that is what it boils down to…

A systematic way to get from A to B, in three easy to follow steps, where B stands for the end result which you wish to accomplish. In this case, a clean home wherein cleaning up pee every day is a thing from the past.

In short:

Cat’s don’t pee or spray inappropriately for fun, or to be naughty. There is always a reason for this behavior. And that particular reason is what we refer to as the main cause. And generally there are only three main causes. And one or more of those three can be applicable to your particular situation.

So the first step is that you find out which one of those main causes listed is causing your problem. And it can be one or more of ‘em. But more often than not it’s only one. It kind of depends on the situation.

Next, I will offer a specific set of situation scenarios under each of these three main causes. So what (when we look deeper into the problem) it can actually be that is the real underlying reason for your cat’s inappropriate urination.

These scenarios are the most common when it comes to inappropriate urination. And it’s up to you to decide which one (or which ones) apply to your specific situation. That’s step two.

And then the third step – the last one – is that you begin to implement the solution I provide you with for that particular scenario. And for this I give you concrete action points, such as:


#1: Do this
#2: Do that
#3: And also don't forget this

So it’s not really all that difficult. It’s mainly a case of eliminating options. You simply decide what applies to your situation and what doesn’t.

Contrary to all the tips and tricks on the internet and in those cat books, which are mostly based on assumptions and thin air, you will now tackle the problem in a systematic manner. You’re not just suppressing the symptoms, but you’re cutting off whatever is at the source of the problem.

Does it work for everyone?

No. There will always be situations in which it doesn’t work. For instance, when the problem has an underlying neurological cause. Which is a malfunction in the brain of your cat. Fortunately, these situations occur very rarely, but it’s not something that I can help you with in in my step-by-step plan because I am not a licensed professional as such. And there probably be some other situations in which my method won’t be of much use to you.

In those cases I will of course give you a full refund of every penny you paid.

So if it doesn’t work, or, if for any reason or for no reason at all, you aren’t satisfied, you can let me know, and I’ll cheerfully refund your money, and you can keep the book. I’m not going to call you, I’m not going to ask you any questions – none of that. Just send me an email (or call me), and I will see to it that you will get a complete and fast refund with no questions asked. So these strategies must work, or you pay nothing.

And there is no time limit on when you must do this. You can wait a week, or two weeks, or two years – doesn’t matter. I’ll leave that to your own judgment and send your money back without hassles.

A small warning before hand: Do not expect a beautiful lay-out or cute illustrations and pictures. This is 100% guerilla style material. After all, it’s about the information. That I offer you a solution for the peeing and the spraying. And not about bells and whistles. And, as you may have noticed from my rather limited grasp of the English language, I’m not a native speaker (I'm Dutch); so you may have to suffer through the occasional grammatical error, or weird sentence when reading the book. But overall I think it’s quite easy to understand.

The price?

I had to think long and hard about this, because what do you ask for something like this?...

Here’s how I see it: You’re not paying for what it is (a step-by-step plan in e-book format, which can be read on every computer or other suitable device) but for the result that it gets you: A clean and refreshed house where it doesn’t smell like cat urine all the time, and never having to clean up pee again.

So, with that in mind, the question I asked myself to come up with a price is:“What would I myself have paid back then, to get this result? What would it have been worth to me to get it solved?””

$1,000?

Assuming that if someone would have told me at that time, “I’ll solve the problem for you, but it will cost you a 1,000 dollars. Which is a lot of money, but then it’s good riddance and you don’t ever have to deal with it again. And if it doesn’t work, I will give you your money back.”

Yeah, I think I would have done that. Just the feline therapist, or whatever is was, cost us a couple of hundred bucks. And if you add to that all the other costs we had to incur, then you’ll end up with an amount much higher than $1,000. (And then I haven’t even taken into account the damage of the peeing itself, cause that adds up also…)

So yes, on that basis (that I would get my money back should it not work; no cure, no pay), I would have done it. I would have had nothing to lose after all. The only risk being that I would get rid of the inappropriate urination.

But don’t worry, I’m not going to ask you for a 1,000 dollars. Not even a fraction of that amount.

[Update 25-4-2020: As you can read below, it normally sells for 47 dollars. And I go on to explain why this is (advertising costs). However, because of the virus advertising rates have gone down dramatically. And that’s why I am now offering the book for $19,97 (as long as advertising rates will permit me to – online advertising rates are mostly auction-based, and if they go up again I will have to adjust my price accordingly; I think everybody can understand that. Take care, and stay safe.)

P.S. Some may ask why I lowered the price since customers don’t know that advertising costs have bottomed out. The reason is that, given the current circumstances, I’d much rather sell at a lower price point because with all the job losses and business closings sales have been going down.

So I’m actually quite relieved that I’m now in a position to lower my price. And that (most) people and cats who desperately need this information, will still be able to get it because of the lower price.

However, this dramatic price reduction (57% off) could very well end tomorrow, because at this moment there is no way of knowing how long advertising rates will stay this low. Therefore, it’s best to download it right away to avoid disappointment.]

47 dollars (see update above) – that’s what I want for it. And admittedly even that's a bit pricey for a “book”… but this has the following important reason:

Because it is a digital product, I have little to no distribution costs. But to get visitors on my site I make use of the paid search results of Google and Yahoo. And those costs are quite significant, and unfortunately get higher and higher. Because what we are talking about here is that it costs me several tens of dollars just to sell 1 book… And that doesn’t yet include my other costs like taxes, and the cost for the site… So I cannot offer you the book for less than $47, even if I wanted to. (Well, I could of course, but then I predict a very angry girlfriend.)

And you also have to consider that it’s not really a book that you are buying here, as that it is a solution to a problem that drives you absolutely crazy; and that, up until this point, has cost you quite a bit more (money as well in peace of mind) than those couple of tenners…

And like I said before: You don’t have to decide now, because you can read the book cover to cover and try the strategies risk free. And If the strategies and information in the book aren't helpful to you -- I'll cheerfully refund your money, and you can keep the book. No quibbles, questions, or hedges.

So these strategies must work, or you pay nothing.

Just imagine what it will be like when your cat no longer pees or sprays in the house, and everything is clean, odor-free, and refreshed again – what a delight that would be!

But now I’m starting to sound like a salesmen from one of those late night infomercials, so let’s wrap this up ☺

How can you download my step-by-step method?

Simple. You click on the button below to order and download your book.

Your order is processed immediately, and you'll get a receipt for your purchase and a link to download your book right away. (In addition, you'll get an email with the same link, so you can download it again if need be.)

The whole process takes just a few minutes and you'll be reading your book in about 5 minutes.

As I said, it is in e-book format and you can read it on just about every computer or other suitable advice. It’s easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, and can lead you step-by-step to a pee free home where cleaning up urine is a thing of the past. And because I’ve limited myself to the absolute essentials - there’s no fluff - it will take you an hour or less (depending on your reading speed) to read through it, and you can then immediately start applying it.


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And with that, we have come to the end of my story.

Thank you for your attention; and I wish you the best regardless. Cause I know how frustrating it is to deal with a problem like this, and the pressure that it puts on you and your loved ones, and how it can disrupt your life. But I also know that this does NOT have to be. And like I said: it costs you nothing to at least give this a try, cause if it doesn’t work, or if you’re not satisfied for any reason at all, you can just shoot me an email and I’ll rush you a complete refund of every penny you paid.

Wouldn't it be nice if everything in life came with this kind of guarantee ;)

Sincerely,

Matt Libben

Tel: +31 588435625
Email: mattlibben@gmail.com

P.S. I almost forgot to mention this… But if after you’ve downloaded the book you get stuck, or have questions or anything, you can of course contact me by sending an email to my personal email address (see above). And I will respond to those as quickly as possible. Please do! Because if my step-by-step method doesn’t give you the desired result, then we both lose. Me, because you will then ask for your money back, and you, because you will still not have your cat’s urination problem solved.

P.P.S. I live in Holland (near Amsterdam); so feel free to call me if you have questions, but do realize that this is an international call you're making and that it will cost you around $.20 per minute to do so. So I think emailing me is your best option. But feel free to call me if you don't mind the charge.

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