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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Oooopsie...

Marshmellow is pooping out of the box very often now! My mom sais it would be better for her to go back outside then.
What can I do to make her go inside the box from now on? I don't want her to go back outside

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 08:32 PM
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I think Marshmellow really needs to see the vet. She recently had a bad bout of diarrhea, followed by not wanting to use the box...I think it's best for everyone involved if she sees the vet. It sounds as if she's started to associate her litterbox with something unpleasant (if a cat is in pain when trying to use the box, it associates the box with the pain, and will avoid it).

But I think it's time to see the vet for a checkup. Putting her back outside isn't going to help the problem, and will just make it that much harder for you to know what's going on with her, health-wise (you will need a stool sample for the vet visit, and you can't get one if she goes outside).
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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its not that she won't use the litter box. It's that she keeps missing.
I see her go into the box and pick a corner, but she gets too close to the side and none of her stuff goes in the box. Instead, it rolls off to the side and onto the floor. It used to be just a couple of accidents her and there, but now it has become a habit.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 10:32 PM
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If that is the case, then you should consider getting a box with a cover so that she can't lean over the edge.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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That sounds like a solution for the poop. The only problem with that is that my other cat might try tpo attack her while she's in there (cornering her).

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2005, 08:26 PM
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also, a bigger box and/or a high-sided box.
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