Cat poops on rugs. WTF?
July 18, 2009 7:19 AM Subscribe
Cat has started pooping on the rugs. WTF?
posted by Thorzdad to Pets & Animals (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, in the past several months, our cat has decided that the bath rug we keep next to the tub, the one around the toilet, and the two we keep in front of the front and back doors, are just dandy places to poop.
He doesn't pee on them. Just poop. And ONLY at night after we've gone to sleep. If we take the rugs up, or if it's during the day, he happily poops in his box, so I don't think this is a case of him not liking his box anymore. If the rug's not there, he uses his box. In any case, there's really nowhere else in the house to put another box where the dog won't get into it (Because, you know, in dog-think Litter Box = Godiva!) and a second box won't fit in the current cat room.
Covering the rugs with newspaper seems to keep him from pooping on them, as well. And it's just these small throw rugs. He's not leaving presents anywhere else on the carpet. Just these rugs.
Kitty is an 8-year-old boy. Fixed. Is perfectly healthy as far as the vet can tell.
My wife has reminded me that this behavior seemed to escalate after we cleaned the carpets in the house and had to temporarily move the litter box to the bathroom for about a day. But, he never pooped on the rugs in there at that time. He used his box.
And, yes, we keep cleaning the rugs with enzymatic cleaners.
We're stumped. Anyone?