Having problems with our kitten(6 Posts)
Hello, we have two male kittens, they are now 6 months old. They came from the same litter, brothers. Both are fixed, had their injections, wormed, fleed and vet checked.
One of the kittens if totally fine, the other seems to be regressing in a way, they are both litter trained and have been since we got them when they were ready to leave their Mum.
One of the kittens, we are having so many problems with him as of a month ago, he was sleeping on our bed, which he has done many times before and when I went into our bedroom a little later to check on him the smell hit me, he had decided to poo all over my pillow, diarrhea. I pulled the duvet off the bed to take the sheets off and it was full of pee, soaked through the entire mattress.
The next morning I went downstairs to feed them and there was diarrhea all over the wall, carpet, skirting boards, door and door frame, cleaned it all up. This keeps happening every other day. If I notice pee or poo anywhere I clean it up right away and take him to his litter tray. This has been happening for a month now and I feel I can no longer cope as I have no idea why he is doing it. This morning I went down to poo under the couch and pee on the dining room table, actually on the table.
Nothing has changed at home, I have not introduced anything, taken anything away, changed their food, etc it just started happening and it hasn't stopped.
He has been to the vet a few times now who keeps telling me there is nothing wrong with him medically. (He has not had diarrhea for an entire month, just seems to be when he doesn't go in his tray)
I feel like I can't cope with this anymore, does anyone have any advice?
He most like has an allergy, what are you feeding him(brand and adult or kitten food?)
He's not misbehaving, he's probably also really uncomfortable so as much as it's inconvenient for you, it's probably really unpleasant for him to so don't tell him off for it.
Hi, try changing his food to one of the Royal Canin brands, we have our cat on Sensitive, It's expensive but has solved a lot of her digestive issues.
It's so difficult to know what's wrong with cats, as they are such sensitive creatures. Two of my cats, who are mainly indoor cats, will not poo in the litter trays, they always do it on the floor. They pee in their trays, thankfully, as that smell, as we all know, is particularly foul. I clean their trays every time they're soiled, but it makes no difference. My other cat who goes outside, often comes back in to use the litter tray, but not always, so who knows what's going on in her head?
At nightime, my indoor cats sleep in my bedroom, so I keep a litter tray there for them. I know that wouldn't be for everyone, but I'd rather they're able to reach a litter tray if they need it urgently.
Cats behaviour does change frequently. Would you consider leaving her in another room at nightime? One that's easy to clean, with a litter tray & bed?
Sounds like he needs a new food.
Do they have a separate litter tray? You're meant to have one each and one spare.
Ho many trays do you have? rule of thumb is one per cat and one spare.
It can help to create spaces where they can get away from each other, pass each other - a bookshelf in a hallway will allow one cat to pass at ground level and the other on the shelf.
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