|Purred: Sat Nov 26, '11 8:27am PST |
|It's also possible that something is causing him pain when he poops, so he thinks the box is doing it. This is a common cause when they do one function in the box and the other in it. Don't overthink this to start with. And I have to say I disagree with EVER showing a cat the spot they made a mistake and doing anything as a 'punishment'...it jusat scares the cat to death in my opinion and may make it worse, not better. IF you catch them in the act, you grab them and put them in the box and praise, even if poo went flying everywhere when you picked him up.
If you are very sure there is no physical problem, I'd get some Dr Elsey's Cat Attract litter from Petsmart, and do read the very helpful little booklet inside. If the problem continues, try to see him pooping and hard as it seems, don't disturb him but look for any signs of pain or if it takes a really long time. Also, I know it sounds gross but glove up and check to see if the poop seems extra hard, dry, or whatever as those things will cause cats to avod the box. If it continues too long, you might have to confine him to a bathroom or walkin closet with the cat attract litter until he starts using it again.
One other thing, also an eeewwww idea but it happens. It's possible that a tiny bit of feces, human or animal, or something with another very unusual odor, somehow got on the bed (happens no matter how clean we think we are) and so he thought it was ok to go there.
Please be patient and try to stay calm.
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