|Purred: Wed Nov 28, '12 9:14pm PST |
|This is Delyte. First thing, you need a vet visit immediately to determine if this is some illness that is causing the soiling. Cats are very clean and will not give up using the litter box unless there is something wrong. It could be some kind of infection or disease. Also possible could be a pinching of the nerves in the back that control the bowels and bladder. This can be repaired sometimes, and it can be painful, which can cause irritability and lashing out. Any kind of pain, such as arthritis, can cause that, too. You need the vet to see if there is any kind of treatable illness going on, and then if not, decide whether the cat is having a good quality of life. If he is in pain and it cannot be medicated, that would be one reason. Cats do not like to make messes or not be able to clean themselves, so that contributes to a poor quality of life. The cat could have vision problems and not be sure who or what is touching him. And the cat could be senile, and not be sure of what is going on around him. But first you need to make sure he doesn't have a bladder infection or some other illness.
I am teetering on the edge of the road to the Bridge myself, but I have my good days and bad days, and I am really happy on the good days, so my person keeps me around for those days. I do not much like these other cats around here, but then she brought them in without my permission and I do not like sharing my person with anyone!
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