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Our cat uses the litter box only 20% of the time, the rest

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Our cat uses the litter box only 20% of the time, the rest of the time she poos on the floor beside litter box. We have two litter boxes that are kept clean. Any ideas, Neil
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Emily. she is 12years old and a rescue cat.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Emily?
Customer: She does not like close contact.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Is Emily only passing stool outside the box?

Any changes to the box recently (ie litter brand, box height, location, etc)?

Any changes at home (ie changes in schedule, pets, people, noises, furniture, etc)?