Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room,

OR
Do I try some other method?
Jimmy

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Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method? Jimmy

Jimmy, move the livingroom.
I've thought about a bit more, and I really think you need another male cat. When the fng pisses in the box, Rutherford The Floor Pisser surely will want to go over and cover up the fng's smell with his own wonderful scent.
-bonbon
Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method? Jimmy

This is simply a suggestion as I have never had a similar problem: Instead of moving the litter box, add a few new ones and keep them scooped. Also, try a fine scoopable litter (as opposed to the coarser ones) And, yes, do consult a different Vet Do you give him loving attention brushing, petting, playing, etc. ? MLB
Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method? Jimmy

You're asking the wrong people in regards to ideal litter box placement - ask the cat.
Meanwhile find a vet willing to assume there is a health issue and let him figure out what it is.
-mhd
Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method?

Move the box! See if it works.
Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method? Jimmy

You're asking the wrong people in regards to ideal litter box placement - ask the cat. Meanwhile find a vet willing to assume there is a health issue and let him figure out what it is. -mhd

Amen.
Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method?

Move the box! See if it works.

and if it doesn't definitely get the cat to a new vet.

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Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method?

This depends entirely on why he's going in the living room, which could be any of a number of reasons:
He's trying to alert you, the only way he can, that he has a medical problem. This should always be checked out first. If he has a urinary tract infection, or crystals in his urine, he may have started associating the litterbox with pain. Many other medical problems can cause inappropriate urination behavior.

He's more finicky than you are about a clean litterbox. If this is the case, you might have to retrain him by using completely fresh litter, dumped out every day for month or so, before returning to scooping the box every day.
He doesn't like to pee and poop in the same box, or doesn't want to share with another cat, if you have one. Try adding an additional litterbox.
He doesn't like the scent of the litter you're using, or the feel of it on his feet, or someone put an air "freshener" near it that repels him. Remove any air fresheners and try offering a few boxes with different types of litter.
He saw another cat from the window and marked the living room as his territory.
Something used in the living left an ammonia or urea smell, that made it smell like the right place to go.
The area wasn't ever thoroughly cleaned with enzyme cleaners, and continues to smell like the right place to go.
After having your cat checked out by your vet, I suggest making sure the area in the living room is really thoroughly cleaned with enzyme cleaners. Get down on your hands and knees and give it the sniff test, cuz if you can still smell anything at all, the cat can smell it even more.
If the area is carpeted, and a thorough soaking with enzyme cleaner doesn't get it all, you may have to replace the carpet padding in that area. If he managed to wet the tack-bar by the wall that holds the carpet down, you will have to pry up the edge of the carpet and treat the tack-bar directly. If he's managed to soak through to the floor, you may have to treat the floor with sealant, although you might be able to get away with spreading a good layer of OdorZout (zeolite powder) under the new padding and on the tackbar.

After I had a flood in my hallway from a leak, the carpet service unfortunately resealed the carpet with iron-on tape that smelled somewhat like cat urine, and one of my cats started to go at one end of the tape. I very thoroughly cleaned the area as I described above (and replaced the tape with duct tape), until it passed the "sniff test." Then I put down a petfood mat there, and made it their feeding area for a few months, before slowly moving the mat back toward the kitchen.

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My mom's boy cat started pissing around the basement, and she finally found out he had pnuemonia. He acted perfectly healthy otherwise. A round of antibiotics later, he no longer does it.
You don't want a litter box in the living room do you? You'll be back at square one if you want to move the box again. Wash and clean the area, then use some of those suggestions to cover up the section Rutherford is pissing on.
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