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Q: Major problem with two things One of my chis is eating the kitties poo and the kittie wont use ...

December 6, 2008 | By kelly g. | 6 answers | Expired: 2131 days ago

kelly g.

Major problem with two things One of my chis is eating the kitties poo and the kittie wont use the litter box due to the fact that she is scared of my older cat ...the thing is at first the lil kitty was using the litter box then she got afraid of my older cat Kally and wont use the litter box...so today i put a separate litter box for the kitty and kept putting her by it hoping she'd walk into it, sniff around but no luck whatsoever...so not too long ago i think i smell poo but my nose is clogged up from being sick then i come to my chis face and get close enough to her mouth to smell that foul smell so i determined the kitty still wont use her litter box even if the older cat isn't even in the same room as the litter box nor did my older cat use that one...so i need to figure something out, i def. need the help...is there a solution, do i kennel her with a litter box inside, HELP PLEASE. Thanks:)

extra info too may help:
This is a new kittie i have had her for about 4 weeks now...
She likes to poo under bed and behind garbage can but i blocked that area, the bed is just too hard to block off on all sides...

Readers' Answers (6)
Lisa M.
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Dec 07, 2008

Yeah, first thing you have to do is get her going in the box. Kenneling her or locking her in a bathroom or something like that would be the first step. Also, it seems like she likes to poo in privacy...if you don't already have one a covered litter box might help. Does the cat not like the litter. Some cats are very picky about the feel of the litter on their feet. You can try different litters. Another thing you can do, if the cat is still pooing on the floor of the kennel or not getting into the litter box. Spread the litter on the entire floor of where the cat will be staying. Do this for a week or two, then sweep to one side of whatever space you are using. Then make the area smaller and smaller until it is just in the box. As for eating poo, if you put meat tenderizer in the food or For-bid in the food for a couple of days to a couple of week...this is supposed to make the poo taste nasty and stop them from eating their own feces. I know, like poo can taste good.....yuck! But for whatever the reason, the cat may need a fecal check to make sure that she does not have worms and she is getting the right nutrition. Your vet may also help you with the dosage of the tenderizer and/or the For-bid. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Katie S.
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Dec 06, 2008

Have you tried completely seperating the cats for awhile, let the kitten adjust. Be sure to give him lots of attention, and slowly get the cats aquanted. Cats get attitude when you bring in a new pet, which will scare the other cat, make sure you give each one plenty of attention, kinda letting them know that the other is not taking its place.

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Becca B.
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Dec 07, 2008

My chihuahua's like the litter box too. I had to get one of the taller covered ones from Wal-Mart. Now they don't go near it, too tall for them lol. I had a pair of cats years ago that acted similar to yours. One was older, one was scared and wouldn't go in the same litter pan. Provided your older cat isn't agressive with the other one, try locking them in the room that the litter box is in for an hour or so. *Put kibble and food in the room too, so when they get hungry then have to go they can't run anywhere*. I did that with my two, it forced them to get along and Gypsy ( my older) took Sasha under his furry arm and showed him how to use the litter box. He even would watch him to make sure he buried it properly.

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