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    Cat help!!!!

    Fellow CF’s I am looking for some advice on how to handle my cat problem. Here is the story.

    Got the cat in December and had no issues until 1-2 weeks ago. My issue arrived after I let the cat into the basement and started slowly introducing a different type of cat litter into the litter box. The ratio of original litter to new litter never made it past ¾ original to ¼ new. At this time the cat decided to start going #2 at random locations throughout the house. Below is the order in which I tried to fix the issue.

    1. Added another litter box for the cat so there is one on the first floor and one in the basement. I clean the litter box daily and completely dump and replace the litter every 1 to 1-1/2 weeks. The cat does #1 in both litter boxes but not #2

    2. Tried discipline. I took the cat to where it did #2 and put its head near the stool said “no” a couple times and took the stool and placed in the litter box. The cat knows it is there because it has investigated the stool while it is in the litter pan. This didn’t work. I don’t know if this was the smartest thing because this is how my parent’s potty trained their dogs. While it worked for them they were dogs and not cats. I don’t know if you can even discipline cats….

    3. Switched back 100% to the original litter in both litter pans. Hasn’t fixed the issue yet.

    I don’t know how to address this problem and looking for help. I do not believe this is a medical issue because the stool is firm and the cat goes once a day. She eats all the food and I play with the cat constantly.

    Thank you!



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    Did you scrub the areas where it has been ********? If not do that with something that will clean the crap out of the area. They can smell it and they will go where that smell is. Also, it could be a medical problem, but that is more likely if they are peeing in weird areas (because they associate the pain of urination with the litter box).

    A cat won't respond to discipline like a dog will, do some reading on the internet...



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Cats are weird with the bathroom habits. Once you change something in a way that they don't like, that seems to taint the whole process for them, and then it's on. Not sure what to tell you.



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    Another thing you could try is putting the litter box where he was ********.



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Your cat is lazy. I have heard of cats going number 1 all over the place but not number 2. Does it have a certain place it likes to drop a deuce or does it just crap wherever it feels. Usually a cat will go to a certain spot. Even if it's not the right spot.


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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Do you clean your litter box daily?


    If not, it is a must try.



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Sounds to me like you need kitten mittens.


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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Another thing you could try is putting the litter box where he was ********.
    This worked for me. Had a cat who decided one corner of the room was her spot to do her business... couldn't do anything to change her mind. So, we put a litter box right in her spot.... problem solved. Oh, except that the spot is in the living room so she goes right in front of us, but oh well, she has no shame anyway.



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    Is it an Ocelot? Because that would be awesome.



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    .22 bullet should take care of the problem.



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Is it an Ocelot? Because that would be awesome.
    Sounds more like a Deuceallover.


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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Yeah kitten mittens would help! I believe they are patented.



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Another thing you could try is putting the litter box where he was ********.
    Didn't work the cat pooped right next to it thou....and the following day it did #2 in a completely different room....



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    Re: Cat help!!!!

    You could try putting the cat outside for a couple of weeks so it can poop anywhere it wants. If you decide to let it back in eventually, it might appreciate having a warm litter box to poop in.

    Just a thought.


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    Re:Cat help!!!!

    We have two cats, one will pee in the box but **** on the floor right next to the box- clean box or no. Very discouraging for me to keep cleaning daily. Mopping the floor buys me a few days though. At least it is on tile and she doesn't pee on the carpets, that will ruin carpeting and be a quick exit for the cat.



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