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Our year old cat has taken to pooping on the floor next to the box every morning.

She only does with her first poop of the day. We have tried spraying no go, blocking the area, cleaning the box more, removing the lid, nothing has worked. We have two other cats, all three are about a year old. We have two boxes that we clean twice a day. She never has an accident any other time of day. Nothing has changed lately. None of the other cats have accidents.

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  • sherry LaRosa-Silvestrisherry LaRosa-Silvestri willow groveMember Posts: 888
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    You could try adding two (2) more litter boxes. The rule of thumb is to have one (1) more litter box than you have cats. Since you have three cats, you will need four litter boxes. Keep the boxes VERY clean! Cats are picky about where they eat, sleep and go potty. Keep newspaper around the litter boxes in the event your cat does decide to go outside the box. I bet this solves the problem, as some cats will use one box to urinate in, and the other to have a bowel movement. Best of luck.
  • Joy WaltersJoy Walters Member Posts: 9,276
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    Guest is right. I have easy-going (no pun intended) kitties, but some cats refuse to use a box other cats use. It's like a public toilet that hasn't been flushed by the last user. Yuk! Also, if you know she's doing this at a certain time of the day, when she heads for the box, watch her and when she starts to go, gently put her in the box, praising her. Don't yell. You could turn her off the box entirely and you'll begin to find "surprises" all over the house.
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