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Q: Litter flinging and no mess. im concerned plz help

April 4, 2010 | By Jeanette G. | 4 answers | Expired: 1458 days ago

Litter flinging and no mess. im concerned plz help

Hermione just came home yesterday and i put her strait in the litter box. She kept playing with the litter and flinging it out of the box with her paw. It has been half a day, a night, and a morning, and she still hasn't used the litter box at all. She also hasn't mad a mess on anything else. She has been eating and drinking water. Can someone please help me? Why is she flinging litter and why hasn't she gone?

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Anonymous

Apr 06, 2010

Like Michele said, it sounds like your kitty is constipated. Make sure she's getting ample amounts of water & feed her more wet food. As far as flinging litter, some cats just do that. Also cats tend to not like lots of litter in their pans. The rule of thumb is two inches. If she hasn't gone within two days, she needs to be seen by a vet.

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Lyndsay
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Apr 05, 2010

well, kittens take a little bit to adapt. i once had a cat that did the same thing and he had a urinary tract infection! he soon died :[ but anyway, try putting her paws in the water to help with water{she may lick them} or take her to the vet for an I.V and then see what happens

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Jillian
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Apr 05, 2010

cats and kittens are usually nervous in a new home and will refuse to use the litter box for a day or two. eventually, they break and the problem solves itself. follow michele's advice in case hermione is constipated and if she hasn't pooped after two days, take her to the vet.
kittens will fling litter everywhere. place a newspaper under her box until she's learned proper bathroom etiquette.

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Michele Z.
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Apr 04, 2010

Sounds like she is constipated! Perhaps she isn't getting enough water? Zac does this mostly when he apparently feels the "urge" but isn't quite ready "to go" yet. So, he spends time in the box tossing out the litter.

You could try reducing the amount of litter in the box--some cats like only a covering whereas other cats like a lot. But too much litter is that much more that can be tossed out when your kitty is having difficulty eliminating.

If you are feeding your cat dry food, you could switch to canned--canned food has more liquid, and that might be what your cat needs. However, if your cat continues to have this problem, a visit to the vet is necessary--she might have some type of blockage in the bowel.

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