5 month old kitten has sudden change in behavior and potty habits

We got our 5 month old Maine Coon mix a month ago. He has used the litter box until today. I also have noticed he has become less social. He use to be all over me when I got home kneading and purring but now I can hardly get him to sit with me.

Today I caught him peeing in our living room. So I cleaned it up then cleaned the litter box and put fresh litter in it. While I was at work my husband called me and said that Scooter has pooped in the living room. I need advice we just had him at the vet two weeks ago and he has a clean bill of health!










My Thoughts:

I know the vet certified him OK two weeks ago, but something has changed. Sudden behavior changes (less social, withdrawn, lethargic, and so on) plus inappropriate urination and defecation (total litter box aversion), are signs that he's possibly ill or has been exposed to something toxic. The only thing I would recommend is what I would do if this happened to my cat... call your veterinarian's office and tell them what's happening.

Please let us know how he progresses.

-Kurt

Comments for 5 month old kitten has sudden change in behavior and potty habits

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 24, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Glad he's doing better!
by: Kurt (Cat Lovers Only Admin)

Wow! I'm glad he's feeling better. It just goes to show you that almost anything can cause these problems. Brush him daily if you can.

-Kurt

Aug 24, 2009
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
update
by: Anonymous

Scooter coughed up a HUGE hairball and has become the loving kitten he was. He has used his litter box every time he has had to go since. I bought a Furminator so hopefully I can keep this from happening again!!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Cat Litter Box Problem Issues and Solutions.

Want More Kitties in Your Inbox?

I guarantee 100% privacy.

Like us on Facebook

Get the book on Amazon...

Meet Our Featured Kitties

Featured kitties September, 2015

10 Cutest Kitten Moments with Marmalade and Cole

10 cutest kitten moments with Marmalade and Cole

23 Cats Who Love Boxes. "Bonus Belle" is my favorite. What's Yours? 

The Rescue of Orange and Gary

The rescue of Orange and Gary

Latest Meows

  1. 20 year old cat urinating on counter top

    20 yr old female, spayed at age 1. Began urinating on kitchen counter top. Using foil to deter her from getting up. What could cause her to start this?

    Read More

  2. My cat poops everywhere but the litter box

    I adopted my cat when she was 3 months old. I actually rescued her. At the beginning she did not pee or poop in her box and did not poop for a very long

    Read More

  3. New female cat pooping in my bathroom sink

    I got my cat one week ago. She's three years old. She has been hiding under my couch ever since. I put the litter box in my bathroom. She gets up on my

    Read More

How to Give 7 Maine Coon Kittens an Eye Test

7 Maine Coon kittens

Mama cat adopts orphaned baby bunny

Mama cat adopts baby bunny Bubbles

Which Low Cost Cat Food is the Best?

Which is the best low cost cat food

TJ the Tiger Goes on Vacation

TJ the Tiger at Big Cat Rescue

Morris the Horse Riding cat

Morris the horse riding cat

Cat Welcomes Home Soldier with a Meow and a Hug!

Adorable Orange Kitten Stalks Himself on Video

Orange kitten stalks himself on video

Weatherman Rescues Kitten from Tornado Rubble

Weatherman rescues kitten from tornado rubble

Kevin Richardson Snuggles with Lions

Kevin Richardson snuggles with cubs

Abandoned Puppy + Starving Kitten = ??

Travis puppy and Yoda kitten

Dogs Annoying Cats with Friendship

Dogs annoying cats with friendship

Shhhhh... Do Not Disturb. Adorable Kitten is So Tired!

These Two Flea Infested Kittens Had No Future, Until This Happened

You've Never Seen a Dog Show This Much Love for Foster Kittens. Until Now.

This Great Dane and Kitten Have a Love Story for the Ages. Tissue Alert.