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, www.catster.com 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.
How do I stop my 2 year old male cat from pooping in a certain area on my carpet?
He is healthy, no medical conditions vet could find. First I tried putting foil down where he was pooping. He just moved to pooping in another spot, but close to the original area. Then I tried moving his litter box to where he was pooping on the carpet, but again, he just chose another spot, but still close. Then I tried a new litter box, slightly larger. He used it for a week then returned to pooping on the carpet. Now I gave him a rubbermaid container (because he is a large cat) but left out his previous litterbox as well, in case he wanted to urinate in one and poop in the other. No dice. He is still pooping on the carpet. This game has been going on for a month and I'm losing it. This behavior began when we painted the room but the paint is long since dry, and placing an additional litterbox in another room didn't work either. I don't understand because he will poop on the carpet right below his favorite window ledge and then sit on the ledge all day.