Why is my cat suddenly pooping outside the litter box?

Original Question: My cat is only using the litter box for urinating while he does his other business outside of the litter box. We're not sure why but this began but it started about 6 months ago. - Aisha

Why is my cat suddenly pooping outside the litter box? Nov 1, 2017

Hi Aisha,

This sure is frustrating. The most important thing to ask is what changed since then – moves, renovations, new family members, visitors, changes outside that may have caused stress or anxiety. Additionally, things to consider might include litter box type, size, litter type, and location. Getting your cat checked out by your vet is also important to check for changes in his health status including organ function and joint health.

All the best.

Dr. Ryan Llera

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