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What would cause a kitten to quit using her litter box? She had diarrhea and is over that. She does pee in her box but poops in the floor now.
 
Posts: 725 | Registered: 20 December 2005Reply With Quote
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It might be that the sides are too high for her when she needs to go. We had a cat like that and we cut a lower opening in the side and solved the problem. I have also picked up the litter and put it in the box then picked up the cat and placed it in the box next to the poop a couple of times and that helped as well.
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Posts: 1263 | Location: Camp Verde, AZ | Registered: 13 December 2005Reply With Quote
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I will try that and see what happens. Thanks
 
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It might be that the sides are too high for her when she needs to go. We had a cat like that and we cut a lower opening in the side and solved the problem. I have also picked up the litter and put it in the box then picked up the cat and placed it in the box next to the poop a couple of times and that helped as well.
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We have the best trained cats (5) in the world. We have a secure back yard for them, grass, dirt, things to climb on. But when they have to go they come in the house and use the litter box. We even have a sanded area in the corner for them. I will never understand cats.


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Posts: 1263 | Location: Camp Verde, AZ | Registered: 13 December 2005Reply With Quote
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The cat that I lost would rather go outside to use the bathroom.
Took my kitten to the vet today and she got a shot and some pills. Hope that takes care of the diarrhea.
 
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My cats (3) have never seen a litter box & never messed in the house. They cry & scratch at the door to go out or come in.


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As odd as it sounds, cats can associate the litter box with the cause of their discomfort, i.e. when I use the box I feel bad, so don't use the box. This can happen when a cat gets urine crystals too. The trick is when the problem has cleared up to be super conscientious with the box - keep it really clean and inviting, for lack of a better word. I used to leave the lid off ours when our cat had crystals to make it easier in and and out, and at times manual put the cat in the box and pet it. I know, sounds weird, but cats can be as weird as they can be cool.
 
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I did some reading while in the vet office and one article said if you change their brand of litter it could change their bathroom habit.
We did change to a different brand and will switch back to the clay type and see what happens.
 
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