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molibdeno August 30th, 2004 09:33 AM

Cat pooping everywhere - Answered by Dr. Van Lienden
 
hi, i need some one who gave me an answer about why is my cat pooping in my mothers shoes? because he knows where to poop, becauase i did teach him when he was a kitty how to use his sand, but since i took him to my parents house he started to behave pretty bad, being aggressive with others and pooping in my mothers shoes, i dont understand my cat why is doing this? :(

Lucky Rescue August 30th, 2004 10:05 AM

Did you take your cat to live with your parents? How old is he? Are there other cats or animals at your parents' house?

He sounds like he might be very stressed. Some cats get stressed much more easily than others, and one way that cats show this is to poop or pee outside the litter box.

But your cat may also be sick, and should be taken to the vet for a checkup when there is a sudden change in behavior like this.

chico2 August 30th, 2004 10:12 AM

Well,your cat is stressed,because of the new environment and I take it,other animals...I am not sure what you can do about it,but I would put her in a non-stress situation,in a room by herself with the litter-box for a while.
Do not punish her for being stressed out,cats are very easily stressed.
One of my cats peed and pooped in my bed,when we had company staying in the house,but as soon as they left they were back to normal.
Cats are creatures of habit,there will always be problems when their life is changed,one way or the other.
You might even consider giving her some meds from the vet,to calm her down.
Aww Lucky,you are soo much quicker than me :D

GsdDiamond August 30th, 2004 10:51 AM

Is he fixed? It may be a territorial thing.

petdr September 8th, 2004 01:33 PM

The easy answer is to make these shoes unavailable, and possibly restrict your cat to an area of the house where she can coexist with the bipeds.

There was a time early in my career that I was a strict behaviorist, believing that felines did things strictly by instinct; and that these problems could be easily remedied if I applied common-sense psychology to them. Now I am convinced that some cats do things out of spite. I'm going on a limb here, and will state that I bet your mother and feline do not get along.

If that is the case, then rapproachment is indicated: let your mother feed the cat, groom her, etc. Cats can make life miserable for those that abhor them. If this is way off the mark, then my apologies. But I would still make the shoes unavailable and restrict your cat's range to a quiet area.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
703-802-0490


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