I know that I’ve been posting a lot, but I’m just thrilled to have found a source of thoughts/ideas/advice/support for me and my kitties.
Today’s question is about my newest kitten, Archie.
He still has a bit of runny stool going on and at this point in time, he gets it EVERYWHERE! The two main spots are the tip of his tail and his legs. Just to note, the diarrhea is getting better with each day and the vet gave him a clean bill of health.
I know that since he’s only 3 months old, that he is far from graceful when it comes to litter duty (and his kinked tail doesn’t help at all)…so my question to you is: has anyone who has/had a kitten gone through this? And how long did it take for them to really master the litterbox?
The litterbox is scooped 2-3 times each day and is kept sparkling clean. However, I end up having to run his tail and leg(s) under the faucet almost every day (he’s very good about letting me do this) and mop/clean up the skid marks that he leaves when he drags his poopy tail around the apartment. I’ve started to lovingly call him Poopy McPoopPants.
He’s a good boy – I never scold him, I just calmly rinse him off (when needed) and hope for a better day tomorrow.
And just so this wasn’t a post all about poop, I’ve attached a photo of the hairy-eared offender.
Any input would be wonderful.