Inside-outside cat never used a litter box

by Vickie Phillips
(Philadelphia, MS)

My cat is an inside-outside cat and has never used a litter box. Instead, she goes outside, but lately she's pooping on the dog's bed. They are best buddies.


I've used all kinds of repellent sprays, citrus sprays, nothing works! Need advice to stop her from doing this.

My thoughts: I'm sorry to hear that your cat is not doing well. Has your cat been to the veterinarian for this problem?

In my experience, when an indoor-outdoor cat suddenly starts pooping on floors, carpets, rugs, bedding, and so on, this is often a sign of a medical problem.

Another common cause is some sort of trauma or bad experience, or there may have been a change in your cat's life that doesn't agree with her.

For example, perhaps there are cats outside that are threatening her. Or, if a new person were to come to live in the house, she might be disturbed by that.

I recommend calling your vet so you can be certain there are no medical problems. I hope that helps.
-Kurt

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Jul 07, 2017
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by: Anonymous

I've always had cats that were I/O. Momma never went out so I had to get a box, yuck. Her son was I/O but once I got him fixed he was sooo totally indoor and used the box. So think back at what has changed with your furbaby...

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