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Kitten started pooing not in tray ( possibly older cat helped!!!!)

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Rosa Fri 03-Jul-15 08:56:56

A parents house with their wonderful 14 week old kitten , was using litter tray really well. previous old cat before it died pooed a bit round the house mum cleaned with bleach ( hard floor ) carpet shampoo ( carpets). Kitten has started pooing round the house as well as in tray despite having access to her tray ( all being it in another room). The hard floors we have got a anti fouling spray . Kitten has had lots of new paymates ( my dd's) and has started playing outside . cat experts what should we do ? she is a well loved adorable kitten, we had changed her cat litter , she uses it fine so don't think it is that. But having her pooing round the house is rather taxing......

cozietoesie Fri 03-Jul-15 11:17:40

How often is she doing it, Rosa ? And have you tried moving her tray somewhere else or getting another one to put in a suitable private place?

(From what you say, I infer that she's peeing in her tray like a good 'un?)

cozietoesie Fri 03-Jul-15 11:18:38

PS - is she booked in to be neutered at 4 months?

Rosa Fri 03-Jul-15 13:51:39

Thanks - its not a regular thing and she does poo/ wee in her tray. We wonder if she is having so much fun that she sort of can't be bothered, She has gone twice in the same place so we bleached and sprayed it . This morning in atotally new one.
yes she is booked in for a couple of weeks.

cozietoesie Fri 03-Jul-15 15:09:38

It's not impossible - unlikely though - that she might already have some hormones starting up and unsettling her but spaying in two weeks time sounds good.

I have a memory that bleach brings out the scent of pee to their sensitive noses but I'm afraid that I don't know what it does to poo spots. Nonetheless, it mght be a good idea to clean with someting else - other posters may have recommendations.

I'd get a second tray right away. Some cats are terrible fusspots - my own old boy has become one since he came to live with us - and just don't like peeing or pooing in a tray that they might use for something else shortly or that is already dirty. How often is her tray cleaned?

RubbishMantra Fri 03-Jul-15 15:54:34

I think you're right about the bleach Cozie, it smells similar to the ammonia in their pee, so could indeed be encouraging her to crap there.

Just a thought, is her tray well away from her feeding area?

Aaannd... Can we have a photo please? smile

Rosa Fri 03-Jul-15 17:36:20

Here she is........ Feeding tray is away from litter . I know mum cleans out the litter every evening and changes it regularly.

cozietoesie Fri 03-Jul-15 17:38:59

Sounds to me as if she might be a fusspot then. I'd get that second tray and keep my fingers crossed that it helps.

(She's quite gorgeous. smile)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 03-Jul-15 18:15:02

She is a beauty. Have you tried her on ultra clumping litter? the granules are smaller so it's easier on paws that havent hardened after walking on tarmac etc.

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