Patches was a rescue kitten. I took him into my care July 1, 2009. He was one pound two ounces. From the second I put him in the litter box, I have never, ever had to clean up a bathroom mess.
About six wks ago, he started pooping on the carpet. A visit to the vet revealed his anal glands were packed full, and a stool sample showed lots of hair in his feces. His glands were emptied, and was put on cat food
to control hair balls. I thought he would start using the litter box again right away. He didn't. It was four days before pooping again-in the living room.
My question: does he think the carpet is now his place to poop, because he was going there before his glands were emptied? I can tell you his poop is very hard, and he goes about every three days. I can tell you I've been sprinkling Metamucil on his food. I tried pumpkin but he couldn't get away from the smell quick enough. Also the same result with squash and puréed green beans. What else can I use for constipation?
Why isn't he back to using the litter box again??
Thank you. I look forward to hearing from you.