A cat forum. CatBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » CatBanter forum » Cat Newsgroups » Cats - misc
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Cat started pooping on the floor



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 16th 09, 06:49 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Deuteros
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 7
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?
  #2  
Old January 16th 09, 07:05 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
The Boca Deb
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 42
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

On Jan 16, 12:49*pm, Deuteros wrote:
I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


Meanwhile, until you can get your cat to the vet, try giving him a
second litter box. See what happens and post back to us.

Debby Hanoka
aka The Boca Deb
the dot boca dot deb at gmail dot com
  #3  
Old January 16th 09, 07:45 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
cybercat
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,216
Default Cat started pooping on the floor


"Deuteros" wrote in message
...
I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places.


Be sure you are keeping his box clean enough. This is the simplest solution.
How clean is "clean enough?" He will let you know.


  #4  
Old January 16th 09, 08:08 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Rene S.
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 741
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

I echo what Debbie and cybercat said:

1. How often do you scoop the litter box? Minimum, it should be
scooped daily or twice a day if possible. Also, periodically, all of
the litter should be replaced and the box cleaned.
2. How many boxes do you have? Try adding one or two boxes in new
locations. Some cats like to urinate in one box and defecate in
another.
3. Have you changed brands of litter recently?
4. Do you use a scented litter? Some cats (and humans like me!) hate
perfumed litter. I buy only unscented.
5. Take him to the vet. There might be a medical problem.
  #5  
Old January 16th 09, 08:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque)
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 3,802
Default Cat started pooping on the floor



Deuteros wrote:
I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


Hove you changed your brand or type of litter? Sometimes cats take a
dislike to something that doesn't smell or feel familiar. (I think
"Yesterday's News" has changed since the time I tried it, but neither
the cats nor I cared for the smell - like old newsprint - and they
probably disliked the texture, too.)
  #6  
Old January 16th 09, 09:31 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Baird Stafford
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 199
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

In article
,
Deuteros wrote:

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


The simplest way to find out is to change the food back and see. If
that doesn't work (and you should know within forty-eight hours at
most), take him to the vet.

Leila does that when I give her canned food (any brand), but not when I
give her nothing but kibbles. And yes, I went back to the kibbles
before going into a panic: since that worked, she was not forced into a
visit she hates.

snip

Baird

--
Bumper sticker: "If you can't operate your turn signal,
what makes you think you can drive the rest of the car?"
  #7  
Old January 16th 09, 10:33 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Mike[_4_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 6
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

Are the stools dry and hard? If so, pooping could be painful to him and
this behavior could result. We had this situation and our vet prescribed
a (human) stool softener.




On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:49:13 -0500, Deuteros wrote:

I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


  #8  
Old January 16th 09, 11:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
LauraM[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 137
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

On Jan 16, 9:49*am, Deuteros wrote:
I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


After going through what I've been through with my cat, I would
suggest not changing his food unless you gradually make the change.
And before that, I'd check with my vet first.

In my opinion, there's so much info out on the internet with varying
opinions that you kind of have to be careful about what you implement
based on your reading.
  #9  
Old January 17th 09, 01:36 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
James Weston
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 20
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

I would shoot the sonafabitch if it keeps ****ting on the floor.

"Deuteros" wrote in message
...
I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?



  #10  
Old January 17th 09, 02:10 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.cats.misc,rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
MLB
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 811
Default Cat started pooping on the floor

Mike wrote:
Are the stools dry and hard? If so, pooping could be painful to him and
this behavior could result. We had this situation and our vet
prescribed a (human) stool softener.




On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:49:13 -0500, Deuteros wrote:

I have a 7 year old male cat. He's had no behavior problems since
we've had him but about two or three weeks ago he started pooping on
the floor in random places. It doesn't seem like he does this every
time he has to go and he is still peeing in the box (as far as I can
tell). Other than that his behavior seems normal.

The only thing I can think it might be is we recently switched his
food to another brand around the same time he started doing this.
Could this cause him to do this? If this is the problem should we
switch back to his old food or has he been too long since he started
eating the new food?


Asked and answered! MLB
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How the first Ball got started. fuzzmonsters Cat community 1 November 5th 07 02:59 AM
well, have you started yet? Granby Cat community 2 October 15th 07 01:23 AM
Cat pooping on floor but peeing in litter box Myannoyingcat990 Cat health & behaviour 4 April 21st 06 08:39 AM
Cat pooping on the floor after moving nelittlehuntz Cat anecdotes 3 December 31st 05 07:52 PM
Today Eli was laying next to me on the floor when Lily started looking in the cat flap (to make sure Eli not around) so she could come in and have a bite to eat. Eli *always* attacks her. So I hid Eli Peace Talks Pat Cat anecdotes 42 November 4th 05 06:03 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CatBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.