A. Often times, elderly cats that stop using the litter are painful. Cats develop arthritis as they age and climbing into a litter box can become quite hard for them. I'd suggest using a litter box with low walls or a Booda dome that has a spiral stairway. In the meantime, he or she should be seen by a veterinarian to rule out disease and/or begin treatment for arthritis if that is the cause.
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