BIG PROBLEM! need help (cat wont use the litter box content)
Hey guys I'm new here.
I have 3 cats who I love dearly, but in the last months 1 of them stopped defecating (BM) (excuse my language) in the litter box. Almost every morning when I wake up I find feces on the floor right NEXT to the litter box. I have not been sure who it was and I have tried to lock them in the bathroom overnight to isolate them so I can tell, but they get upset and I cave and let them out. Today some suspicions lead me to believe it may be Daisy.
My problem is I am moving in with a friend in the next few weeks who isn't very fond of Daisy, (she is the introvert of my cats- she is only very sweet and loving to me, and runs and hides from most everyone else) and she is saying that if it is her who is the one doing it she will not let me bring her to the apartment. I cannot just get rid of 1 of my babies. I have been dealing with this for so long because the litter boxes are in the basement so it has just been easier to clean it instead of really getting down to the problem. It is my own fault this has been going on but now it is time to really do something about it, I cannot lose 1 of my cats over this.
so someone PLEASE help me.. any advice
-Has this happened to anyone else?
-Do you know why a cat might do this?
-What can I do to prevent her from doing this?
PLEASE any help I would appreciate.. and I apologize if a similar topic was posted before.. I did a search and couldn't find anything useful and really need help it's coming down to the wire.
~Mrs. Dave Matthews