Why is my cat pooping on the floor?! HELP?
He is one years old. Has not been fixed, outside and inside cat. He is awfully good at coming home everyday, pretty bright cat. We used to have three cats surrounded by the house, his brother, and my friends cat. They started poop wars in the basement, it get so bad we got rid of all the cats besides mine. Ever since I own been letting him outside, *four months ago*, he has be really good. Recently he has been crapping on my runner in the basement. I have cleaned the mat a lot, and he poops in his litter box and pees in it too. He does not urinate on anything. I know when he does it inflict he acts weird then when I find it and grab hold of him, he freaks out like he knows. I take him to the poop and supply him some good smackings after I put his face right above his poop. HOW CAN I STOP THIS? I haven't let him out satisfactory recently and I think that is why he is pooping on the floor again. I consent to him out, only to find poop in my basement 1 afternoon after i found the previous one. It usually was close to once a month maybe. Please help.
Is his litter box clean? Try cleaning it more repeatedly. Cats don't like to go in it when it's a mess, and conceivably your cat is particularly picky and doesn't like going in it even whether it's just a little bit full.
Or move his litter box to where he's going. Maybe he's trying to describe you that's where it belongs.
Well firstly if other cats have crapped in the underground room no matter how hard or whatever you use he will still smell it and he will guess thats were he has to go crap. Dont tolerate him go in the basement an whether thats were he sleeps or whatever then find a know place for him, trust me he wont stop till you do something
Additionally, since you own had kitty wars, you should be sure to procure a good organic cleaner from your local pet store. This will insure that your cat isn't still marking domain from old smells (even a good carpet cleaner won't work whether it doesn't have the organics remover). Additionally, you will need to reapply the cleaner every time he has an coincidence.
If worse comes to worse and these don't work, you may want to take him to the vet to make sure it isn't a vigour issue.
Get a new litter box and a natural litter and money it every day. Punishing a cat will do nothing but to hurt the cat.
Ahah .. That happened to my cat after he turned 1 year, but he's an indoor-only cat.
So, this is what I found most reliable. Check and see where on earth his food is. If his food is next to or even near is litter box, move his food to somewhere else away from his litter box. It ruins his appetite after a while, and he finds somewhere else to poop.
Also, obtain some plastic bowls, and fill them up with his food. After you cleaned up the area within the basement or the carpet he pooped on, but a bowl filled beside a little bit of his food on it.
Cats don't like eating while they sit right subsequent to their poop, and I'm sure you wouldn't either.
Hope this helps !!