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My cat will not poop in the litter box

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  • Dec 22nd, 2012 4:54 pm
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bluenose2 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:05 pm
litterboxes are cheap, get them at the dollar store.... it costs only $2.00 good quality too
Noted. Thanks.
bluenose2 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:05 pm
you don't scold cats, praise them for good behavior
lol, if you say so. That does not prevent them from continuing the bad behaviour.

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_Allan_ wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 11:12 am
"Experts" say having more then 1 litter box is best, especially for more then 1 cat.
I have a friend, who has 2 boxes, and 2 cats.
I have another friend, who has 4 cats, and 3 boxes.
Try adding a box on the main floor or on the upper level of your house (or both), and see if that fixes it.

Read this useful article: http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/ho ... -you-have/
Yeah, I guess that might be the best thing to do. Thanks!

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skidz88 wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 12:34 pm
I think the 9 year old had something to say to the 7 year old, and now your 7 year old is afraid of using the box. Territorial thing I think. I have one 15 year old cat, and I know she's very territorial towards other neighborhood cats.
I thought this might be a reason. But they both pee in the litter box, just the 7 year old doesn't poop in there.

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Are you using the same cat litter? Maybe something changed with the cat litter and the cat doesn't like digging in it.
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How high is the litter box? Has the cat shown any difficulty in jumping? We had exactly the same situation, it turned out that our older cat (around 8 years old) had developed arthritis and no longer wanted to step/jump over the lip of the box. She would do #1 in the box just fine, but #2 outside the box. I cut a lowered entry hole into the side of the box, and no problems since then.
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