New cat not going to the toilet

Hi, I have recently adopted A cat that is around 3-4 years old I have had her for 3 days now and she has started cuddling up to me and my bf and follows me around the house but I haven't seen her go to the toilet at all since we got her and I haven't seen any poo or anything around the house. She has water and I feed her twice a day and she eats but no toilet breaks is this normal for an adult cat in a new home? Will she come around?


Answer by Kate
hi
yes this is not unusual. A change of food, routine plus environment etc can all easily upset a cats tummy and cause some constipation.

Things should settle down in a day or so. Make sure she is drinking plenty as this will help her to go.

i have a page about cat constipation for further information here

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

best wishes Kate

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by: Anonymous

Hey Kate thanks for that. Just another question I I'd find that she is going the toilet but she is not using the litter box instead she has taken a liking to my work pants which I have had to leave to soak as washing them did not remove the smell. We have since moved the kitty litter to an area of the house she is in often and even moped and cleaned the area she was going in but she doesn't seem to want to use it is there a way I can get her to use it?

Answer by Kate
Hi
It sounds like she may need some calming down and time to get used to her litter tray again.

Please see these pages for more on how to do this and why she may be behaving like this.

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

http://www.our-happy-cat.com/cat-litter-box.html

best wishes Kate

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