Maggie was declawed as a kitten at 9 months old, we have only one litter box uncovered and I clean it as it needs. I do not clean it as often as I should sometimes, but such is parenting. I appreciate the advice about scolding, I was not sure if that worked for cats as well as dogs. The vet also mentioned stress as a factor. She has developed an excessive grooming habit lately and we noticed some sparse spots on her forelegs. I am going to try to make her as comfortable as I can for the next week.