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Question - cat poops under bed

Brian McCord
February 24th, 2004, 08:00 AM
Hi all I just have a question? I have a cat that keep's going to the bathroom under my daughter's bed even though we keep his litter box clean and it is A open box type any body got a clue of what to do with him to make him stop doing this? :confused: :(

February 24th, 2004, 08:04 AM
Did the previous owners of the house have a cat? It may have peed there and the cat smells it on that particular spot! Try keeping the door closed to keep the cat out of her bedroom. Also clean the spot well with a disinfectant...there are many on the market that take out cat smells from carpet and furniture. Does your cat pee anywhere else? If not, there is something on that spot that it is attracted too, you need to make it NOT attractive or NOT available for him to pee there! Good luck!!

Lucky Rescue
February 24th, 2004, 09:21 AM
The first thing you need to do is take him to the vet. Male cats often get urinary tract problems, and this would definitely make him avoid the litterbox.

If he checks out o.k. , we have other suggestions to offer you!

Brian McCord
February 24th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Hi everyone thanks for your quick responses, perhaps I should clarify this more he does not pee outside of the litter box, he poops but he does go back to the same spot all of the time. We have had another cat before but I do not remember that she ever went to the bathroom outside of the litter box.:( PS He also poops in his litterbox, he does it under the bed about once a week or so, hope this clears it up.

February 24th, 2004, 03:26 PM
He poops under the bed,not pee? That's unusual,strange

February 24th, 2004, 04:36 PM
I agree - how unusual!! Have you taken him to the vet? changed his litter type or food? New member of the family? Anything different in the house?:confused:

Brian McCord
February 24th, 2004, 04:53 PM
we did change his litter but he was doing that before we did that and he never gets the same brand of food he gets what 's on sale he seems to like what we given he eats alot.

February 24th, 2004, 04:59 PM
Hmmmm...this may be a dumb (or impractical) suggestion, but have you tried putting the litter box under the bed, if it'll fit?

I know having a cat box under the bed isn't everyone's choice but maybe it's easier to bring Mohammed to the mountain... :)

All I can say is cats are weird & sometimes they just get these silly notions & nobody can figure them out.

Lucky Rescue
February 24th, 2004, 05:54 PM
This IS odd! Is his litterbox in a high traffic area, where people are passing all the time? Cats don't like this, and if there is any commotion near the box, sometimes they'll go elsewhere.

If the box is in a private area, and there is nothing physically wrong with your cat, I would clean under the bed with something like Nature's Miracle, which removes odours, and I would lock the cat in a small room - like a bathroom - until he is retrained to use the box.

Having a second litterbox in another area may help also.

February 24th, 2004, 08:56 PM
I agree with lucky here,

A second litterbox in a quiet private area would be the first thing i'd try.

February 24th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Cats are funny little creatures,you love them,think you know them and then......:confused: But that's why cats are mysterious and intriguing.
I keep my litter-boxes in a downstairs bathroom,when we had friends sleeping over downstairs,one of my cats peed AND pooped in our bed(my husbands side:p ).....They all had a guilty look on their faces...but we don't know who did it and it never happened again.One of them was upset because he couldn't do his business in peace.
I think they need their privacy to go the bathroom,just like us...