September 12, 2005 4:30 PM Subscribe
My housetrained cat has just started crapping on the carpet on a regular basis.
posted by Sonny Jim to pets & animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My housetrained cat has just started crapping on the carpet on a regular basis. We have moved to a new city, new apartment. She's usually very good, she goes outdoors, but has recently taken to defaecating on the carpet even though she has been let outside. I think she doesn't like the garden, perhaps because the dirt is too hard or there are other cats that scare her or that it is a new place and she is stressed. I also suspect she started going on the carpet when she was kept inside when we first moved in because once or twice her litter box was too soiled. I just don't want this to become a habit. Any cat psychology tips would be very useful.