New mom cat with litter box aversion

by Joanne
(St. Helens, UK)

Since giving birth six weeks ago, my female cat won't use the cat litter box to poo in. Though she will have a wee in there, she decides to poo everywhere else. Why is she doing this?

My thoughts:

I'm sorry to hear that your kitty is having problems. The longer this goes on, the harder it becomes to fix. I would consult a veterinarian as soon as possible because I think it's possible that she has a medical problem with her bowels.

Another possibility is that she is heavily stressed. Giving birth and raising kittens is certainly very stressful, and perhaps she's having coping issues.

A third possibility is that she experienced some pain, perhaps due to constipation, and now associates pain with the litter box.

In addition to having her vet checked, I would do whatever I could to reduce her stress levels and make her life easier. You might also try Cat Attract, as well as produts that help with stress.

I hope that helps and please let us know how she comes along.


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