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Old 09-26-2003, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whenever Iggy poops, he doesn't clean his own butt. and sometimes there's some bits of poop stuck on his anus. Sometimes some of this poop ends up else where other than the litter box!

Once I specialy brouight home a card board box for Iggy to play with. But within 2 hours, i threw it away cos some poop got smeared on it! What a poo!

Also Iggy doesn't cover up his own poop with litter. The whole room sometimes stink terribly!

What to do? I am told this happens because he is handraised. Do I hve to end up cleaning his butt every time he poops?
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Old 09-26-2003, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some cats are simply more attentative to their hygiene than others. I would not say there is anything wrong with your cat. The same is true with covering their feces in the litter box. Some will do it while others will not. It's all normal
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Old 09-26-2003, 03:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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He's still a baby, One_Ring! Give him time. He's only about two months now, isn't he? That would still be too young to be without mother and littermates. Breeders recommend 12 weeks, and at that age they're still young kittens. I consider them to be kittens for the first year of life, but they are learning as time passes. ---Just not all at once.
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Jeanie,

he's about 11weeks old now... Hopefully he will learn.

He just got his first vaccination yesterday and today he's such a poor thing.. Fever and less energetic.

Somehow I like him better this way PP Not so bitey.
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Old 09-27-2003, 11:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try an automatic litter box, once the cat leaves the box (after a couple of minutes wait) the scoop will activate and scoop the debris into a container. I have three of these boxes and love them. Have had them for over a year and they still work flawlessly. Cost here is about $100, but well worth the investment.
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He just got his first vaccination yesterday and today he's such a poor thing.. Fever and less energetic.
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That's a shame. If it continues, give the vet a call. Some kittens have reactions; others don't.
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's how animals clean themselves, by licking.
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Im glad humans dont do this, would not kiss my girlfriend anymore
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Ooooooooh that's funny.

Hopefully your kitten will grow out of it... he's still young.
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Old 01-30-2005, 04:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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We have a cat that is constantly grooming himself and if the dog drools on him he freaks and has to lick his entire body to get rid of one drop of slobber.

BUT..........He always has a tiny bit of crap on his butt!!!! We chase him around daily with toilet wipes. He is almost 2 years old so I think this will last forever!
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