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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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My cat is pooing in the lounge...!

Hi everyone,

We've had real problems this week with our lovely cat Luigi.
He's pooed in a corner of our lounge three times in the past few days.

We had heavy rain last week, and it was clear our boys didn't want to go outside, but I'm still amazed that Luigi would poo on a clean carpet. I thought that cats always try to find somewhere where they can dig, or at least something they can have a good paw at (eg sand, gravel, earth etc)?

Both our cats had a traumatic start to life - they were rescued from an old lady's flat which had 20 cats in (!), so you can imagine that the toilet facilities there were virtually non-existent. I'm sure that this had an effect on Luigi, although interestingly, our other cat Max has never done this.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be very welcome! Luigi is banned from the lounge this weekend!

Thanks very much.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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You have no litter boxes in the house?

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No, because it's not been a problem before.

But, if we put a litterbox in the same spot where it happened, do you think he would use it? Would he not pick up on the scent on the carpet, and try to go there again instead? (with his ultra-sensitive sense of smell)

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 07:27 AM
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You really need litter boxes in the house in case of an emergency..I would put one upstairs and one downstairs.

My cat goes out in the garden too and has a spot there that he uses for his toilet..but if it rains or he is desperate, he will use the indoor boxes
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But, if we put a litterbox in the same spot where it happened, do you think he would use it? Would he not pick up on the scent on the carpet, and try to go there again instead? (with his ultra-sensitive sense of smell)
You needn't put the litterbox in the same spot where he had the accident. Instead, put it in whatever spot is convenient for you/him, which may or may not be your lounge. You're right as to the smell, though. You'll need to use a cat urine cleaner to completely remove the smell. Nature's Miracle is used over here, but I'm not sure it's available in the UK. Perhaps some UK members will chime in, or you can ask in your local pet store.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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OK, will try!
Many thanks for your suggestions.

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