is my cat sick

by Randi Marbut
(madison TN)

my boyfriends cat is about 6 yrs old here latley she is not going to the litter box she is peeing and pooping on the floor and i have also noticed that she is losing her hair on the back of her legs and around her tail she knows where the litter box is could she be sick

Answer by Kate
Hi well yes there is a possibility that she is sick but it could also be done to stress. Often cats will use their urine and faeces as scent markers in their home when something changes which makes them feel unsettled in their home. Please read my web page about this for more information here

Fur loss can also be a sign of stress too but it is also worth checking that there are no signs of fleas or ringworm. See my web page about fur loss here

If you are at all concerned about the health of your cat, it is always worth a little trip to the vets for a quick check over.

best wishes Kate

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