What would cause our cat to poop on our dirty clothes in the laundry basket?
Sebastin who had serious problems with spraying urine around the house has been on Prozac for three months. We started giving him half tablet every day, then cut the amount down to half tablet three times per week. The medication completely ended the urine marking, however today and two weeks ago, he defecated on top of our dirty clothes in the bedroom laundry basket. We can't figure out whether it is the litter, the cat food or the medication change that caused the behavior problem.
We did change the cat food from Evo to Felidae because the later cost less and also changed from Wellness can food to Fancy Feast.
We are trying out different litter brands, because Sebastin has terribly stinky poop and we need a powerful odor control.
We have 2 other older male Tabby cats and two huge litter boxes. Sebastin has never done this before and we don't know what caused him to start using the laundry basket?
Any ideas on what is going on with our kitty
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Cats stop using the litter box for 2 main reasons. One is a health issue and the other is stress. It could possibly be the dietary change that might be "messing" him up. And, he may not like the Tour of Cat Litters ;-) you're doing right now. Cats are firm creatures of habit and if he doesn't like his litter, he's going to go someplace else. Switch back to the litter he was using before (and liked). You might even want to give him his own box. I've heard one box per cat plus one. I have 2 cats and have 3 boxes and all 3 get used. If his bm's are overpowering, see if he'll use a covered box, or scoop more frequently. You can also try adding baking soda to the litter instead of switching it. You've recently put your cat through a change of medicine, food AND litter and I'd be willing to bet it's one or all 3 that have caused him to rebel.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 7/29/10. Helpful? / 1