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Little nuggets of poo...

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TiAAAAARGHo · 12/10/2012 16:21

I have an approximately 7 or maybe 8 year old Bengal cross, who has developed the lovely lovely habit of leaving small nuggest of poo around the place. It's not every day, or even in the same place each time (so far we have had the study, the stairs and the door to the kitchen). It's also not much, so it's not like he is properly doing a poo - and for 'proper' poos he uses the litter tray/goes outside.

I suspect that his, ahem, offerings, are the result of him being surprised (though am not sure) and just wondered if anyone had any suggestion as to how to get him to stop?

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MrsSchadenfreude · 13/10/2012 10:58

Shave his arse? Are these clingons/dangleberries that stick on his arse fur and get flung off randomly? My Maine Coon boy does this.

TiAAAAARGHo · 13/10/2012 20:08

Sadly not. They are very fresh.

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cozietoesie · 13/10/2012 20:32

Difficult one. My current senior boy has done this but it was due to his arthritis and I assume you've had him checked at the vet recently even though he's only 8 ?

A few tips to try - you'll lose nothing by doing so.

Give him two trays to use. Some cats are very, very fussy about trays and don't like to use one that they've just peed/pood in. (I see their point.) So make it real easy for them.

Keep the tray(s) blisteringly clean. I don't know your living patterns but I'm in the house during the day so I clean the trays immediately I see they've been used. In fact, my senior boy comes to yell at me if I haven't - so it obviously matters to him.

Pay extra attention to grooming. Sometimes, long hairs can infiltrate the poo and although a cat thinks they've done the deed, they actually have a stray poo (connected by that 'thread') that drops off later on.

Do you also have a dog by any chance? Dog hairs will increase the chance of 'drop offs'.

TiAAAAARGHo · 13/10/2012 20:34

Thanks. No dog (DH is opposed to that idea despite me doing puppy dog eyes at him :)).

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TiAAAAARGHo · 13/10/2012 20:35

And yes - he's been recently checked over by the vet. He ends up there at least every 6 months due to fighting...sigh

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cozietoesie · 13/10/2012 20:35

Just a thought it was. Long cat hairs are enough. How often do you groom him?

MrsSchadenfreude · 14/10/2012 10:29

Dangleberries can be fresh! If my cat gets one stuck on his bum, he rushes round the flat like a mad thing until he manages to dislodge it. I found one stuck half way up the bedroom door once. Although these days he seems to wipe his arse down the end of the bath and we often find one sitting in the bath. Which although revolting, is better than playing "find the dangleberry" with your feet.

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