|Purred: Sun Aug 3, '08 12:24pm PST |
|There is usually some reason a cat doesn't use the litter box, although it may be hard for you to figure out why. It could be a medical issue, and if it were my cat, I'd want to make sure he isn't ill.
When he does not use the litter box, could it be that it's not clean? Are there territorial issues with any other cats in the house? Could anyone be intimidating him around the litter box, keepping him from using it sometimes? It could be something like changes in the household -- a new cat, new baby, changes in routines -- that have disrupted his life and upset him.
For multi-cat households, they say you should have one litter box for each cat plus one extra. That's a lot, and I had 2 cats and only 1 litter box for many years and there was never a problem. But 3 cats may be pushing it, with just 1 litter box. If you have only 1 litter box, that could be part of the problem.
Are you sure he's pooping outside the litter box? Sometimes it "hangs on" when the cat leaves the box, and drops off somewhere else.
Is he vomiting? You said he was pooping/puking all over.
edited to add: Hunter, I didn't see your post, since I was preparing mine at the time yours appeared. I hoped you would have some advice, since you always have such good advice.
Edited by author Sun Aug 3, '08 12:29pm PST
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