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My cat is laying in his litter box. Why? The litter is

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My cat is laying...

My cat is laying in his litter box. Why? The litter is drying out his coat.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your cat. What is the cat's name and age?

Little Guy age 8 years

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Little Guy

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We live in an assisted living apt. so limited space. Is he unhappy about the kind of litter?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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How recently has this started?

Have you changed litter types?

Is he freely able to be in other areas of the home or kept in small confines?

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