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Our 16 year old cat has suddenly started pooping in the

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Our 16 year old...

Our 16 year old cat has suddenly started pooping in the house

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the cat's name?

Rubio

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rubio?

He has diabetes but otherwise is stable

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I just came online and saw your question about Rubio. I am sorry he is defecating out of the litter box.

Are his bowel movements normal? Or is he having soft or harder than normal stools?

Is he eating normally?

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

When older cats suddenly stop using a litter box, it is more often a physical problem than a behavior problem. Older cats may have arthritis, and have more difficulty getting into the box; cutting one side lower can be helpful.

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Cat Veterinarian: Rebecca, Cat Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I hope you were able to see my response; I have not heard back from you!

How is Rubio doing? Please let me know if this was helpful or if you have any other questions.

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