cat pooping outside her litter box?!?

by Verena Cao
(the colony, tx)

hi, recently my cat has been pooping outside of her litter box. it happened twice and it happened all in the same place. she is only peeing in her litter box. We do have a dog and i don't know if that is the problem or not. Is she scared of the dog?

P.S. she is not spayed yet.

Thanks! ;)


Answer from KAte
A un spayed cat will have stronger territorial urges than a spayed cat and this could be the cause of your problem.

Cats also use their feces as scent markers in fact it is a more urgent scent marker as it is both visible and smelly.

The problem is called Middening and I have a page about this on my site for more information here

Of course having her spayed soon will also help the situation as well as provide her with a happier more contended life. I have lots of information about cat spaying etc which you may find of further interest if you are at all concerned about the operation. here is the first page

best wishes kate

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