I'm new here so forgive me if I've missed a post on the exact same topic - I have read through some of the others on similar themes.
Our roughly 4 month old mogster Snaffle came to us apparently housetrained, and the first day he was with us he peed in his box, then twice more with a poo the next day. All was well. We scooped it all up pretty much straight away but three days in he suddenly decided to pee in the bathroom sink.
We caught him at it and gently popped him on the box, then washed the pee away. Later we went out and when we returned he'd pooed in the bathtub. We didn't make a fuss (what's the point? He won't know what it's about) but completely changed the litter and then when we saw him peeing in his box later made a big fuss about how great he was.
Since then, it's random - sometimes he'll use his box, sometimes he'll use the bathtub, despite us putting an inch of soapy water and lemon juice in it to deter him!
Here are all the possibilities I can think of - does anyone have anything to add?
- Infection: he'll be checked for this tomorrow as
he's got his first check up / jabs
- Unsettled: he's only been with us six days!
- Bored: We do both work but someone always pops in during the day to check on him and he gets plenty of attention, interaction and play when we are home. It was the same situation with his previous owner and as far as we know he didn't break his housetraining with them.
- Fleas upsetting him: we're in the process of treating him and will be getting some stronger stuff from the vet because the pet shop stuff sucks.
His poo and wee are both completely normal and he hasn't shown any signs of pain.
Help! Sorry about the long post...!