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About 2 months my cat decided to stop use his liter box for

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About 2 months my cat decided to stop use his liter box for BM's. He still urinates there. He now uses the sofa in the living room for BM's. How do I stop this behavior?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is a Ragdoll, and is 9 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Skye?
Customer: Ske and I live with my older brother. Skye will not have anything to do with my brother. He follows me around the house, sleeps with me, and sits on my lap. He even leads me to the bathroom every morning. Anytime during the day when I go to the bathroom no matter where he is in the house he will come to the bathroom.
Submitted: 22 days ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Terri replied 22 days ago.

Hello, My name is Terri.
It is my pleasure to assist you today!
I am reviewing your question right now and will reply in a few minutes.

Expert:  Terri replied 22 days ago.

Hello

Is the poop normal, hard or loose?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
The poop is normal, firm not hard and does not leave a stain on the sofa.
Expert:  Terri replied 22 days ago.

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

Did Skye always poop in the box before he began going on the sofa?

Did anything change in his life just prior to this behavior?

where is box kept?

Customer: replied 22 days ago.
He always used the litter box and there were no changes in his live or in his behavior.
Expert:  Terri replied 22 days ago.

Perhaps he does not want to pee and poop in in the same box any longer.Cats often "talk" with their waste so he IS trying to tell you something....here are things to try:

Put a second box next to the first with cat attract litter

http://www.petsmart.com/cat/supplies-and-training/litter-and-waste-disposal/litter/precious-cat-cat-attract-cat-litter-13500.html

Use an enzyme product on the areas that had stool

Put a sheet of tin foil over the sofa spot where he soiled

Whenever he goes in his box give him a treat so he sees "good" behavior is rewarded.

Please let me know how he is doing .

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Kind regards,

Terri

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Thank you very much for your help. I will put the new litter box out today.
Expert:  Terri replied 21 days ago.

You are more than welcome. It is my pleasure to help such a wonderful person!

I, too am a Rag Doll parent! Is Skye a Blue Pt?. My cat is a blue mitted girl named Skyla!!