We have a fairly new cat named Gracie Rose. We adopted her on Halloween, however she goes in her litter box which is kept clean, but she comes out on the mat in front of the litter box and poops. She also will use the litter box and then come out on the carpet and poop. She is a manx cat and has no tail, but I don't think that this would be a reason. We are at a loss for what to do, please any suggestions would be appreciated. We had an almost 19-year old Maine Coon cat that we lost last June due to a stroke, and we never had this problem.
Answer from Kate
it sounds to me like she is scent marking this area. In which case there must be something which is causing her some anxiety. the trouble is discovering what this could be. You need to do a little detective work if the cause is not obvious on your part to try and discover the cause and try and change it.
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