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One of my 2 cats has decided to stop using the litter box and do their business either near the box or in the shower.

The cat that has decided to use the anything but the litter box has also lost a lot of weight over the past year. We brought her to the Vet and were told she had a mild thyroid issue but it was not a big deal. She refused all methods of taking the medication (even if we did manage to get her to ingest the pill, she would end up throwing it up anyway (oh, she rarely keeps food down). She is 13 years old. She also has become more "outgoing" as well as agressive, especially at mealtime. Before I rush her back to the vet, is there anything that I can do to at least curb the bathroom going outside the litter? Could this be a much bigger/medical related problem than we thought? (it's been 6 months since she was last at the vet). Thanks!


Asked by Member 1080073 on Dec 27th 2011 in Other Health & Wellness
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Izadore (Izzie)

Older cats can suffer from a dementia-like condition, much as elderly humans can. If she was put on medication and did not take it or manage to keep it down, it didn't do her any good and she basically received no treatment for any health issues. If she is continually vomiting, she is not receiving any nourishment from her food and this could be why she is losing weight. There are several things you mention in your question that require a consultation with your vet. Her thyroid issues may have become more severe in 6 months without medication. This could all relate to her litter box issues. You may also want to put out more litter boxes for her so that there is always one nearby her.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 12/27/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer