kitten will only use the litter box for poop

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

cats will do that for many reasons

 

Have you changed the litter recently?

Do you clean the box frequently?

The most common is a UTI.. for whatever reason cats prefer to go somewhere softer

Have you moved the box?

 

Think of anything you’ve done different.. cats usually are trying to tell you something when they do this.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My cat used to do this.   The solution is two boxes.    She will use one for poops and the other for pee.   Sounds strange, but it works.   Even if she eventually ends up only using one box, don’t take away the second or the random peeing will start again.   She is just fastidious and wants to have the choice.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@gpsp2B:  +1

One of my cats was doing this too and after taking her to the vet and clearing medical issues, we discovered she likes her box extra clean. So now we scoop 2-3 times a week and she is happy.

Make sure kitty doesnt have any medical reasons that could be causing this, then its a process of finding out her litter box prefernces.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Did you try cat attract litter? solved our little pooper’s problems (he would pee in the box, but poo right next to it)

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Because she’s a kitten, try Cat Attract litter. It should work immediately. And be sure the cleaner is an enzymatic cleaner, but it sounds like it is.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My ex’s cats would poop on the floor if you didn’t scoop the box twice a day.  Jerks. 

UTI is common, too.  It hurts to pee, so they associate the box with owies, and try to go somewhere “better.”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@lampshade:  I second gsp2B – My cat used to get chronic UTIs and pee on a rug when he would get one. It might be an good idea to take her to the vet to see if it’s a medical problem. Then, if she’s fine, you will just have to figure out how to fix her behavioral problem.

I actually have a kitty that misses when she poops. No medical condition – she’s very active but, can’t really see a behavioral issue. Thought it was the litter so, changed it a bunch of times. But then, one day I saw it!  She digs the hole to poop but, doesn’t turn her butt around to it…… LOL. I’ve just dealt with it by buying a litter box with high sides. Sometimes there are still accidents but, they are our pets so we gotta love them, even when they go outside the box. 🙂

 

Best of Luck to you!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@lampshade:  That’s a good start! Cat’s are really funny creatures. We have two cats we clean the literbox daily… often times cats dont like those fancy litters that are convenient for humans lol. and the UTI’s are actually really easy to get.. especially with litter if it isnt cleaned enough! kittens can also have worms which could cause some problems with behavior sometimes… when you bring her to the vet make sure she has been dewormed.

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