(Closed) Okay, I don’t know what my cat’s deal is.

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

She could be sick. My kitty had a UTI and started peeing/pooping everywhere EXCEPT the litter box, my vet told me it was because she associated the pain she was feeling when she went to the litter box, thinking thats why it hurt. I would at the very least call your vet and get his/her input.

Post # 4
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

How often does the box get cleaned? Some cats can be really picky about it being clean!

Post # 5
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

 Honestly, the reason my mom’s cat started doing this is because she developed magnesium crystals and somehow it makes them not want to be in their box. My friend’s cat has this problem, too.The vet put them on a special diet

I’d replace the rug, too. Once they poop on it, any lingering smell can trigger them to do it there.

Does your cat have its own litter box?

Post # 6
1637 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know sometimes when you put 2 cats together that weren’t litter mates you need to have 1 litterbox per cat. Maybe get another one so it has options. Good luck.

Post # 7
1254 posts
Bumble bee

My cat has done/does the same thing. If we don’t clean her litter box often enough, she likes to school us by pooping/peeing outside of her litter box.

Once she was doing it because of a terrible kidney infection. I would call your vet to see if she needs to be taken in.

Post # 9
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d look into getting a second litter box. You should really have as many boxes as you have cats (+1 extra), but most people just have 1 per cat. They aren’t that expensive if you pick up a basic one.

Post # 10
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree, get a second litter box.  My cat is religious about using her box (and is even in the habit of coming to us and meowing until we scoop it after she’s done using it… she likes a fresh box every time lol).  Last week I found a kitty poop on the floor about 5 feet away from the litter box.  I think it got stuck to her fur or her backside and fell off when she jumped out and walked away because she’s never had an accident before.

Post # 11
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

When my sister’s cat comes to visit we make sure that we have a litter box for each cat and that they are placed slightly apart from each other.  They usually use both interchangably, but it seems that they are happier with two boxes available.  We also make sure to scoop every single day at least once.


Post # 12
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Second litter box, and did you change the litter she’s getting? That can be an issue as well. My cat hates clay litters. 

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