|Purred: Tue Nov 20, '12 3:40pm PST |
|I was wondering if anyone might be able to provide some insight as to why my 10.5yo female cat Taz has suddenly decided that my bed is a nice place to poop.
For background, I'm currently about 7 months pregnant with my first child and my husband and I took a week-long babymoon during which Taz was home alone. We left on Saturday morning and my friend was supposed to drop by on Wednesday to make sure she still had food/water and change her litter box but he ended up going on Thursday. He said her automatic feeder was fine and he scooped the litter. He said he checked on our bed because he couldn't find her at first and he didn't see anything there (i.e. no poop). He forgot to check her water though so my dad ended up coming back on Saturday and he said she was running low on water but still had some and he said she had a little bit of food left so we figured maybe she was in between feedings and had just eaten everything.
BUT my dad said there was tons of poop all over the bed, he cleaned it up for us but when we got home Sunday night there were a few more piles waiting. And it seemed like her feeder was somewhat jammed, or at least not giving out the entire amount it was supposed to. She ate a LOT when we offered her food but other than that she seemed okay.
Then she was fine for about a week until suddenly yesterday (a week since we got home) I came home to find poo on our bed. It was a little bit soft but not exactly diarrhea. I was really hoping it was a one time thing but I just got home and found two piles on the bed, one on my husband's side and one on mine Again, it's soft and almost diarrhea-ish but still has some shape and slightly firm.
I don't know what to do! I don't want this to become a habit. I was really hoping to get home and snuggle up with her and take a nice nap but instead I'm doing another load of laundry. Is this all still from us going on the trip? Could she be sick? Should I take her to the vet or does this seem like more of a behavioral problem? There is still poo and pee in the litter box so I know she's using that too, in fact after I came home I saw her eat and use the box and drink some water. I wonder if this is related to us being home with her all weekend but then being gone again for work yesterday and today triggering some sort of stress/anxiety about us being gone on our trip? I don't know...I just want to get this problem stopped before it becomes too big...especially before the baby comes.
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