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Old January 17th 05, 03:57 PM
Stacey Bane via CatKB.com
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My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has occasionally been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter box. This is not an everyday problem. I change the litter box very often. I do have another cat which I have had for 6 years and she has never done anything like this. What to do? HELP!!!!

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Old January 17th 05, 04:20 PM
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Try adding a 2nd litter box. One of my cats is funny...he likes to pee in
one and poop in the other. Try a second box and see what happens.

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"Stacey Bane via CatKB.com" wrote in message
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My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has occasionally
been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter box. This is not an
everyday problem. I change the litter box very often. I do have another
cat which I have had for 6 years and she has never done anything like
this. What to do? HELP!!!!

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Old January 17th 05, 04:37 PM
MaryL
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"Stacey Bane via CatKB.com" wrote in message
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My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has occasionally
been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter box. This is not an
everyday problem. I change the litter box very often. I do have another
cat which I have had for 6 years and she has never done anything like
this. What to do? HELP!!!!

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The suggestion for another litter box is a good idea. Many cats "require"
more than one box. Also, here's another possibility: Are you sure that
this is not feces that clings to the fur and then drops out after your cat
exits the litter box? This is also very common, especially with long-haired
cats. Some people even trim that area to reduce the possibility.

MaryL


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Old January 17th 05, 05:08 PM
Barb
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I have 3 cats and they occasionally do this too. Compared to other problems
in life, this is relatively minor.

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Old January 17th 05, 05:39 PM
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"Stacey Bane via CatKB.com" wrote in message
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My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has

occasionally been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter box.
This is not an everyday problem. I change the litter box very often.
I do have another cat which I have had for 6 years and she has never
done anything like this. What to do? HELP!!!!

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I would mention it to your vet next time you go . He might be
sometimes get constipated or have a problem with his anal glands.
Alison


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Old January 20th 05, 05:13 AM
Rhonda
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Does Tux have long hair on his rear? (I know, that's a personal
question.) We have one medium-haired cat who does this once in awhile
just because it gets stuck on his rear.

If not, another litter box (or 2!) is a great idea.

Rhonda


Stacey Bane via CatKB.com wrote:

My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has
occasionally been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter
box. This is not an everyday problem. I change the litter box
very often. I do have another cat which I have had for 6 years and
she has never done anything like this. What to do? HELP!!!!




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Old January 20th 05, 06:18 AM
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I once tried two litterboxes with my cats. One never got used as the cat
preferred using the same one which prompted me to get a very large one. It
sure saved on space. If the OP's cat is the type that digs and throws out
litter, an extra large litter pan may be an option. Just make sure you scoop
it out regularly. You could also change litter brands and see what happens.

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"Rhonda" wrote in message
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Does Tux have long hair on his rear? (I know, that's a personal question.)
We have one medium-haired cat who does this once in awhile just because it
gets stuck on his rear.

If not, another litter box (or 2!) is a great idea.

Rhonda


Stacey Bane via CatKB.com wrote:

My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has
occasionally been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter
box. This is not an everyday problem. I change the litter box
very often. I do have another cat which I have had for 6 years and
she has never done anything like this. What to do? HELP!!!!






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Old January 20th 05, 07:42 PM
jamie
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Stacey Bane via CatKB.com wrote:
My cat tux is 3 years old and for about a 1year now he has

occasionally been dropped his feces somewhere besides the litter box.

He might need his behind clipped, if it's clinging to his hair
and dropping off outside the box.

It you think the problem might be his butt overhanging the edge
of the box, you should see about getting a mortar-mixing tray for
a litter box. They cost about $4 from Home Depot. It solved my
problem of one cat pooping over the edge and the other managing to
pee over the corner or end or the litter box.

These are very sturdy plastic like a litter box, about 20" x 28"
and about 7" deep. The sides slope outwards more than a litter box,
so the cats can back up to the ends or corners of the box and still
have their behinds contained in the box.

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