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Have almost 12 year old cat who will not use litter box. Poops on floor, no urine, as yet. Has been doing this for last 2 weeks. Past 2 days has been having loose stool and tonight just found yellow g… read more
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I moved to CA a year ago. My tortoise shell cat ran away for 2 months (was living next door on their patio). Since she came home, sh … read more
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A friend's female younger cat tends to poop in the bathtub, the bathroom sink and on a child's wheelchair. The litter box is kept clean and the litter is likely scented. She had been lost for 2 months… read more
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We had 3 cats, one a very pretty dilute calico with emerald
We had 3 cats, one a very pretty dilute calico with emerald green eyes, of almost 19 years, and 2 lovely Exotic Shorthairs, one 7, the other 7.5 years. The 19 year old's health started to fail and we … read more
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I have a 6 year old indoor cat who has recently started behaving differently. Within the p
I have a 6 year old indoor cat who has recently started behaving differently. Within the past two months he has started pooping outside the litter box (but in the same room as the litter box). Initial… read more
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My sister has a female cat, six years old, that has started
My sister has a female cat, six years old, that has started defecating everywhere in the house. She has tried adding litter boxes, keeping them very clean and has had no luck. It began with the bathtu… read more
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Our nine year old cat stopped pooping in the litter box. The
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I have two cats--one that is four years old, the other is a little over a year old. The youngest is the one having some issues. The issue is defecating in the house, particularly on the carpet upstair… read more
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Persian: long hair..orange tabby..poop..litter box, in another room
I have two cats, one is a female pure-bred tortoiseshell long hair Persian who is 7 & 1/2 years old, the other is male an orange tabby rescue cat who is 5 years old. Apart from the occasional sibling … read more
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I've had my two cats for about 2 1/2 years. Just recently one has been pooping outside the litter box. Usually on the carpet in my living room or behind a curtain. It only happens about once a week.(f… read more
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birman: yr old..his litter box and on my rug..straining
Ollie my 4 yr old birman was litter trained. Now he has resorted to pooping outside his litter box and on my rug, which is in the middle of a room in full view of everything. I have noticed some blood… read more
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cat: behavioral problems..she decided she would not use her litter
Our cat is almost 4 years old. We have never had any type of behavioral problems with her until about 2 weeks ago when she decided she would not use her litter. We do have another cat (her sister) we … read more
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My 2 1/2 year old purebred maine coon, spayed female, has been
My 2 1/2 year old purebred maine coon, spayed female, has been pooping on the carpet like everyother day now for the past 2 weeks. How can we change this behavior? Help?… read more
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cat: female/spayed..yrs old..indoors..dependably urinate and deficate
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Im having a problem with my 8 month old cat suddenly defecating
I'm having a problem with my 8 month old cat suddenly defecating in inappropriate places. It started 3 days after he was neutered (he was 6 months old) and occurs almost every day. I clean the 2 litte… read more
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cat: 5yrs old..Urinary Diet..always been happy and healthy.
I have a British Blue female cat, 5yrs old. She is on the Royal Canin Urinary Diet. She has always been happy and healthy. Her annual urine samples show no crystals. We introduced a 3rd cat to our hou… read more
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I have a 5 month old (approximately, he was found as a stray) intact male cat who is urinating and defecating outside of the litter box. This is a relatively new development, as he took to the litter … read more
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My cat, a little over 2 years old, has started pooping outside the box. I have tried new litter, 3 boxes for 2 cats, locking her in a bathroom for 2 days (she didn't really seem to mind), different fo… read more
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