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Q: Cat pooping on floor

August 6, 2009 | By Peachess88 | 6 answers | Expired: 1802 days ago

Peachess88

My daughter has a full grown cat who keeps pooping on the floor and not the box. She has recently moved to a home that had a dog. This cat has never did this in any other homes he has been in. Why would he be doing this now and how does she get him to stop?

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S M.
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Aug 08, 2009

my aunt's cat did the same thing. he did it because he was sick. is the cat sick? his tummy may not be agreeing with him. maybe he is trying to get your attention. Or your cat feels different in your home. Try to make him feel more at home. Maybe the cat feels more dominant without a dog in the house. Best of luck and may God bless you.

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Jillian
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Aug 08, 2009

cats are very touchy about moving and meeting new animals. when you do move a cat, you should keep them in a room w/the door closed for a few days. this way they can relax and adjust to a small area before being introduced to the entire home. after a few days, open the door and let the cat wander if they choose to. come cats will stay in the room for about a week until they feel safe to explore.
when introducing a cat to a new dog, you should go slowly. let the cat get use to the move first, then the dog. keeping the dog on a leash and using distractions so he sees the cat w/o his focus being on the cat will help your them to understand the dog isn't a threat. this can take a few days or a few weeks.
pooping outside of the box is usually related to health issues. though sometimes it can be the cats way of telling you they're unhappy, far more often they will do this w/urine instead. when a cat goes through a stressful transition they can get sick. their nervous systems and immune systems are very touchy and can often be related to each other. my suggestion is to put the cat in their own room and let them calm down naturally - even if the cat has been there for awhile now. a few days in a room by themselves will give them a chance to relax.

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MICHELLE G.
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Aug 08, 2009

I would also agree with the others that the cat may be picking up scents of previous owners animals. Sometimes I believe they just do things because they can! An extra litter box wouldn't hurt either. Best of luck!

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9robin58
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Aug 08, 2009

I agree with the good cleaning.I would also move the box ,even just a bit.Move it across the room if that is what he wants and it is feasible..He needs his own potty box.Cats are funny this way.Good luck.

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Ourstaff
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Aug 07, 2009

The cleanser is a good suggestion. You can also find it in the larger pet product stores. There are a few examples listed in the review section. A second box in a different room might help. Some cats get nervous if the box is too near an outside door or a window.

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Stevecat511
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Aug 06, 2009

It may be that there are residual odors from the dog. I would suggest an enzyme odor remover such as ZeroOdor. You can get it online and it is said to be one of the best odor removers on the market. It actually gets rid of the odor instead of masking it. I would suggest something like this or the cat may never use the box. Hope this helps!

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