Cat leaves poop around the house why?

by Mary
(New Jersey)

I have a calico cat that leaves a little poop everywhere around the house. This is the first cat I have ever had that doesn't know how to wipe her own butt. It's very frustrating to have to pick up poop every time I turn around.


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Hi
Are you sure she is accidentally leaving poop after the litter tray or is she deliberate pooping around the house.

i ask because there is something called middening which is a deliberate act by the cat. Please read this page for more on this issue here

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-poo.html

If it is due to the fact that she is not able to clean herself properly after the loo there could be two causes. One she is unable to completely pass her stool and this could be due to difficulties due to constipation

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-constipation.html

or she is unable to reach properly and clean herself, this could be due to being over weight or joint and mobility issues.

I hope that i have given you a few possible options which you will be able to judge may be the most likely cause.

best wishes kate

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My Cottonball has the same problem
by: Anonymous

My cat Cottonball started doing the same thing about three years ago. He is around eleven years old. I think that his problem is an issue with his sphincter muscle.

Calicoes
by: Anonymous

I would buy that. I have three cats. The two calicoes are very verbal and demanding. One has been leaving one small poop near the litter box almost daily. I'm at a loss as to what to do. My husband yells at her and I know that's only making it worse.

most don't know this but...
by: Anonymous

Calicos have issues, especially behavioral. A vet with a degree in molecular biology told me they have genetic abnormalities and almost always have abnormal behavior of some kind. Anecdotally, the 3 I have known, all had major issues.

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