Pooping outside the litter box

MotherOfTheFattestCatMotherOfTheFattestCat Beavercreek ✭✭
edited 9 September, 2015 in Behavior & Training
Pixie seems to have developed a liking for defecating on the carpet right in front of the litter box. She urinates inside the box, and she doesn't leave droppings anywhere else in the house, but she rarely poops where she's supposed to. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?


  • Paula K-Paula K- New York
    edited 7 September, 2015
    Here's the best article I've found for all the reasons cats don't use the box and how to handle it: http://catinfo.org/?link=litterbox Meanwhile, you can use puppy pads in front of the box to make things easier until you figure it out.
  • MotherOfTheFattestCatMotherOfTheFattestCat Beavercreek ✭✭
    edited 7 September, 2015
  • Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / Chicago ✭✭✭
    edited 9 September, 2015
    You definitely want to get her checked by the vet to rule out any health issue that might be causing it. Assuming there's no health problem, though, I'm wondering if maybe she just needs a bigger litter box? Also, how many boxes does she have? Some cats prefer to pee in one box and defecate in a different one. Just throwing a few ideas out. |^| Good luck! Keep us posted! |:|
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