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cat keeps walking poo in, please help.... :(

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proton · 08/03/2012 09:44

our cat has started pooing in the garden, yeha BUT our gdn is small, most of it is shingle with four very small flower beds. she will only use the one which is getting rather vile. she digs in her poos, what a good girl, but it makes it virtually impossible for me to dig them up. some other bastard cat (male) also used the same bed and never digs them in, his are easy to clear up. the problem is that she is beginning to walk shite into the house, her paws smell. no idea what to do about it. i would prefer her still using the inside litter tray. wwyd as this flower bed is now disgusting, no idea how i will be able to plant flowers there in the spring. any advice much appreciated, ta

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ripsishere · 08/03/2012 09:56

I think you need to forget the idea of using your flowerbeds this yearTBH.
I think your cat needs a litter tray still and you need to make your flowerbeds as unattractive to other cats as possible.

proton · 08/03/2012 12:26

i've just done a few hours gardening and have dug up i think all the poos! quite grim really but the cat was happy as she lay in the sun on a bench watching me :) lovely day for some gardening, distracted me from the task in hand. we have four square very small flower beds, i don't want to leave them all empty, i'll see how it goes. we still have her litter tray, i wouldn't get rid of it, i have just been pleased that i haven't had the bathroom smelling of poo and having to clear it up :)

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ripsishere · 08/03/2012 12:34

No, what you've done is make your beds more appealing to the cats. You've already done the hard work for them.
It is tricky and you have my sympathy. When we lived in Antwerp, the people next door had nine. All of them found our garden irresistible to poo in.

proton · 08/03/2012 15:21

you had 9 cats that lived next door......OMG! i hadn't thought of that, that by my doing some gardening i have made it nicer. thing is, i have tried leaving the poo, letting it build up thinking it might put (the other cat) them off but i like our cat pooing outside and it is better that she does it in our gdn than someone elses. it is gross my leaving it and letting it build up, cats like cleanliness but you should have seen the state of the bed, the male cat doesn't even bother to bury his (i have observed him before), at least our hides hers. oh well, i'll just have to keep digging it over. what did you do about the nine cats? did you have to keep clearing up? did you speak to the owners

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ripsishere · 08/03/2012 15:49

We got an ultrasonic device. It made a noise that only cats (and DD) could hear.
It was triggered by movement.
That and a fairy bottle full of water did the trick.
My sister has told me of a product you put on your garden to keep cats away. It is granules. If your girl has her litter tray, you may be able to keep the proud shitting boy out.

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