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Experience:  40+ years Cat Behavior Consultant; Vol. Vet Asst.
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My cat poos right outside the kitty litter box. When we

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My cat poos right outside the kitty litter box. When we first got him he used the box but didn't cover it up. Then when he was around 2 years old a friend game over for dinner and he poo in the dining room, since then he goes outside his box. I've tried several different types of litter, but nothing seems to work. We also have another cat, he always uses the box. We have 2 litter boxes.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Cat Behavior
Expert:  Cher replied 4 months ago.

Hello, and welcome.

I'm sorry you're experiencing this problem with your cat.

I have just a few questions to get to know the situation better.

How old is your cat, now?

Does he use the box for urination without any problem?

Are the litterboxes covered or open?

Are the boxes in different locations or near each other?

What litter are you using now?

What do you use to clean the areas he soils?

How does he get along with your other cat?

Are his stools normal--not mushy or extremely hard?

Is he eating, drinking and playing normally, except for this problem?

Thanks for all your additional information and after your reply, please allow me some time to compose and send your detailed answer.

Warmest wishes,