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.
Deficating / Pooping outside of box.
I'm actually asking this question for my mom. Her cat, Hope, that she got almost two years ago has for the past many months to maybe a year been pooping outside her (covered) box. She pees in the box and it's cleaned daily. She tried adding another uncovered box but it didn't help. I've had mom pick up the poop and put it in the box, only to have Hope cover it with litter and still poop outside the box. I've also had mom vary the amount of litter she uses to no effect. She does it a few feet away from the box in the middle of the room. Nine times out of ten she does her pooping in the middle of the night, so it's not a privacy problem. There also used to be a screen blocking the box from view for added privacy, but it made no difference. She gets a check-up every year and is healthy and happy. There are no other cats or animals to cause stress. I'm completely baffled. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Possible reason or solution?