cat won't poop in litter box

by Robin

I have a new kitten she will pee in her litter box but will not poop in it? She is pooping behind my couch and under my beds Help or my husband says she has to go

Sounds to me like a case of Middening. this is when a cat uses their poop as a strong scent indicator. This is caused when a cat feel insecure or nervous in a new home. My scent marking it tells other animals that this is their home and also it makes the home smell more like them and this helps to relax them.

It may be an idea to take your cat through some days of litter training using the confinement method. this helps to calm them down and also to get used to the litter tray.

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This problem will ease with time and some tlc. tell your husband not to worry this is only a temporary issue.


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