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    why would one of my cats poop in the spare bedroom on the carpet?  She's never done that before....as least not on the main floor. Then, today, I found a pile of dry poop on the carpeted stairs going down to the basement. I've narrowed it down to Molly, my chubby female., whos 10 1/2.  She used to poop on the basement carpet across the room from the litter box.She cut that out when the carpet was torn up.

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    Maybe Molly is seeking attention, or letting you know the litter box is difficult for her to access or needs changing (my cat won't go near a used litter box)

    mycatsmom

    ok. That makes sense. Now, I think Tigger, my 16 # tabby male was the culprit. The litter box is pretty full, b/c all 3 of my cats use it. They won't use the other box. I don't know why. T Y
    mycatsmom

    There was poop again on the basement carpeted stairs today. At least it was dry, so I could pick it up easily with a cleaning wipe.Yes, I think I will clean the litter box more than once a day.Guess I should get an electric self-cleaning litter box. I would like to hear from cat owners how they like the self-cleaning box; and if it's working well
    itsmee

    I would like to hear about the self-cleaning litter box also.

    MYCATSMOM try this recipe it really does work and the cat should not go back there please read the lot it does sound to me that the cat is stressed out has any thing changed in the house new furniture redecorated anywhere! I know I have this problem with my cliants houses if they have cats and what we normally do is put one of the cats blankets on the beds so it has thier smell on it or one of you old jumpers please note not a clean one a worn one good luck . If the urine is recent, blot up as much of it as you can using paper towels or a sponge. Apply plenty of pressure to reach the dampness deep down. Stand on the paper towels for more pressure if necessary. If you own a wet/dry vacuum cleaner extract as much of the moisture as you can. If the urine has dried proceed to step two.2. Mix a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water in a jug or other container. Pour a small amount of this solution over the area of cat urine. I used about 50mls. Then begin blotting as described above to soak up this solution.


    3. Sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the stain.


    4. Mix a quarter of a cup of hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent and drizzle it over the area where you have sprinkled the baking powder and work it in using your fingers (wear rubber gloves) or a brush. Leave it to work for 15 minutes then begin blotting again.


    5. When the mattress is dry vacuum thoroughly. Use a hard bristled brush to loosen up the baking soda if necessary.


    With a mattress it is very important to make sure it is thoroughly dry. If you live in a sunny climate the best idea is to put it out in the sun to dry. If you are unable to do this you can assist the drying process by removing it from the bed and standing it on its side in front of a heater or fan. Another idea from one of our readers is to use a hair dryer. Don't put it back on the bed until it is thoroughly dry.


    That's all there is to it. It's as easy as that.


    If you don't have hydrogen peroxide on hand you could substitute it in an emergency for a spray laundry stain remover. Check the bottle. If it says 'Oxy' anywhere on the label then it probably contains hydrogen peroxide.


    Read testimonials here read what other have said about this home made recipe


    To deter your cat from urinating on the bed purchase a plastic tarp and drape it over the bed. Your cat will not like the feel of it and hopefully it will discourage it from peeing on the bed. If it doesn't discourage then at least it saves your bed linen and mattress from cat urine.


    I also recommend a product called SSScat. It is a motion activated spray which delivers a burst of air to frighten your cat away from an area. It is completely safe and harmless. For more information visit the website. SSScat. Very simple but very effective to keep cats away from areas that you decide are out of bounds. MYCATSMOM do a test first on the carpet when using OXI incase it bleaches it .as they are describing bedding

    itsmee

    Have it on my desk top
    melandrupert

    itsmee you are so organised! love it thanks xxxx

    I hope she’s not sick. I know you’ll watch her. My best to you. I feel your worry through the keys.

    mycatsmom

    You are sensitive adn thoughtful, itsmee.
    Molly's not sick. I think my boy cat did it. He was acting guilty today when I found dried poop on the 2nd basement step.
    itsmee

    Boy cats! Oh the things they do. Hope your little family stays well.

    Go figure what a cat is thinking? maybe she has a tummy upset & she knew she wasn't gunna make it thru that cat-flap into the back yard.

    one cat is trying to get another cat in trouble........

    Tommyh

    Yeah.... never thought of that!
    mycatsmom

    hahahah

    Have you moved her litterbox, used a different litter? .Does she have to share the litterbox?  Is the litterbox in a noisy place? Is it cleaned on a regular basis? Cats are very fussy. Theire sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of humans. .Other than that it could be lack of attention or she does not feel well.

    My cat never got the hang of the litter box and will only go outside..........

    mycatsmom

    Was she a stray or feral originally ?
    jhharlan

    No, he had previous owners who used a fancy set up that automatically cleaned up the poop. Worthless is just "his own cat".........

    It could be her age, of course.  I keep the door to my room AND my spare bedroom AND my "clutter room" closed to keep the dog AND cat out of them.  Bathroom, too.  At least that narrows the "playing field" .

    mycatsmom

    That's right. I've noticed that my male cat, Tigger, has trouble sometimes jumping up now, on the back of the couch, or on top of the TV. I think it's him, now, instead of Molly. He may be getting lazy about going downstairs to the litter box. T G for akaQA .Glad all of you good people are here ♥

    Sometimes it's stress,sometimes it's because youv'e changed something. Our male cat did it once when he came home from being in the cattery while we had been away, and our female did it once when we were fitting a new kitchen. Our male also sprayed up the inside of the patio door when our neighbours kittens came calling once.

    itsmee

    The Cattery ~ lovely name. Much better than the Cat House.

    Did the cat go two places or one? If she has to go up and down stairs to use her box , she may be getting aches and pains that make the trip difficult. She is aging or maybe you just ticked her off this day!!

    mycatsmom

    I think my cats adn I are all aging when it comes to the basement steps. My knee caps hurt when I go up the steps.Now, that's another question for akaQA.

    It sounds to me that Molly does not like the placement of the litterbox.  Each cay should have it's own box and most cats want a clean one.  Some of the other answers are valid too- if she is larger than,perhaps, she should be she could be getting hip and back problems.  She may want more attention.  Has she had annual vet check ups?  If not it is time to take her in to see one.

    poor sweetie. i hope she does better soon. my kitty used to poop on my bed when she felt neglected.

    doolittle

    LOL...my dog would pull back the blanket, pee, and do her best to move the blanket back in place. It was rather shocking to get into bed when she first did it! LOL!
    mycatsmom

    Oh no, Car. I didn't know pooping was a bid for attention. T. Y. for letting me know ; and you others,too, who said that.

    mycats mom I forgot too mention it sounds like he might want attention and have you had any decoration in the house or new furniture or has anything changed in the house as some cats hate change put your worn clothes on his bed this will comfort him and it does sound to me he is also stressed have you a female has she been speyed if she hasnt get her done he will feel threatned and will sprey and poo so he can mark all over as will think to keep others cats away i am sure she is done!  as I know you are good cats mom! sorry for the pun! haa xxx



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