CAT wont stop pooping on floor
I have a Male cat of my own , hes about a year old and fixed.
Recently, i have taken in my grandmothers cat to babysit for the winter,
SHE is about 6 or more years old and Fixed aswell.
My cat is always trying to play with her and picking at her all the time
but she doesnt want anything to do with him - she hisses and growels and hides away until he finally leaves her alone . Ive noticed that she is pooping on the floor where she is hiding from him ,shes never there any long amout of time , so it doesnt seem like she just has no choice. I dont understand . sometimes its even just a very tiny piece.
What could be causing this ? Could my cat be litterally scaring it out of her? like perhaps she cant hold it in anymore because of her age ?
pleaaase help ! they are driving me insane .
Answer by Kate
No she is scent marking due to the fact that she feels very anxious about her new surrounding and the other cat being on the same territory.
When cats do this it is called middening and is a common problem when cats feel uncertain or threatened at home.
I have a web page about this issue there is also some advice about how to try and help her through this time with the confinement method. During this period of confinement you should also introduce the other cat to her while she is in a cage. This helps to build confidence in a safe environment. I also have a page about this introduction process too.
here are the two pages
best wishes Kate
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