Dear Catster reader,

Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.

Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.

Catster magazine, and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.

Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.


pooping outside the box - but not all the time...

Susan DennisSusan Dennis Member Posts: 1
edited 27 February, 2013 in Behavior & Training
Betty rescue cat (tiny and long haired). She had one litter before she was spade and I adopted her 12 years ago. She has always been one of two cats until 9 months ago when she became an only cat. She has started pooping outside the litter box. She only does it about once a week and always in the same room as the litter box but just not in it. (It's not like she can't get there - sometimes she goes beyond it or just generally close by.) The rest of the time she poops in the box like she always has. I changed the litter from clumping clay to World's Best about a year ago. I changed it back when this outside the box action started about 6 weeks ago. She has been to the vet and is fine healthwise. She eats like there's no tomorrow (canned only) but stays about 6 pounds. She drinks sufficient water and always pees in the box. She's chipper and energetic and responsive. I'm home most of the time and she seems to enjoy being the only cat and having my full attention. Any ideas about how I can convince her to going in the litterbox all the time?
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to the new Catster Community!

Introduce the community to your pet with our Pet Profiles and discover how to use the new community with our Getting Started pages!

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!