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barbverdo
February 26th 07, 04:28 PM
My cat, 11 years old, recently started having bowel movements outside the
littler box. This started about 2 months ago and happened every 5/6 days. In
the last weel she has done this 4 days in a row. She has been to the vet
numerous times and he doesn't think it is a medical problem. He suggested an
extra litter box, uncovering the one we already have and even possibly
changing the litter......all things we have tried....still she goes where she
wants. It's odd that she occasionally uses it. I keep it very clean (as the
vet suggested), but still can't seem to get this under control. Any
suggetsions?????????????? I really would apptreciate it!

Gail
February 26th 07, 04:50 PM
Get a second opinion from another vet. Sounds like a medical problem to me.
Gail
"barbverdo" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> My cat, 11 years old, recently started having bowel movements outside the
> littler box. This started about 2 months ago and happened every 5/6 days.
> In
> the last weel she has done this 4 days in a row. She has been to the vet
> numerous times and he doesn't think it is a medical problem. He suggested
> an
> extra litter box, uncovering the one we already have and even possibly
> changing the litter......all things we have tried....still she goes where
> she
> wants. It's odd that she occasionally uses it. I keep it very clean (as
> the
> vet suggested), but still can't seem to get this under control. Any
> suggetsions?????????????? I really would apptreciate it!
>

Rene S.
February 26th 07, 09:57 PM
On Feb 26, 9:28 am, "barbverdo" <[email protected]> wrote:
> My cat, 11 years old, recently started having bowel movements outside the
> littler box. This started about 2 months ago and happened every 5/6 days. In
> the last weel she has done this 4 days in a row. She has been to the vet
> numerous times and he doesn't think it is a medical problem. He suggested an
> extra litter box, uncovering the one we already have and even possibly
> changing the litter......all things we have tried....still she goes where she
> wants. It's odd that she occasionally uses it. I keep it very clean (as the
> vet suggested), but still can't seem to get this under control. Any
> suggetsions?????????????? I really would apptreciate it!

I agree with Gail in getting another opinion.

Also, have you tried box(es) that have very low sides in case she has
arthritis or other leg pain and it's hard for her to get in. Are you
using _unscented_ litter? The smell of some litters is too perfume-y
for some cats (and people, I don't buy it). Is there a chance she's
constipated--adding some plain canned pumpkin to her diet (a small
amount, such as a teaspoon) can help.

silvercelt
February 27th 07, 07:39 PM
Have you changed the litter at all? That may have an affect, also if
she stressed at all? That tends to affect urination though more. If
the litter tray is dirty they may not use it again. If vets are not
helping might be good to speak to a behaviourist instead.