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I need to vent so I don't do it on Luxor

post #1 of 13
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Hi guys,

I'm just so bummed right now. I'm trying to not let it get me down or my feelings for luxor down......

i have picked up poop 4 times since Sunday. He's well. he's had a fecal exam, we have changed the litter to cat attract, we have no covered litter boxes, we are in the process of changing his food in case this is an allergy.

i am just so sick of cleaning up poop on the carpet. each and EVERY time i dose the thing with nature's miracle. what am i going to do. every time i look at luxor i just think of the little devil who poops on the carpet. do i really need to go get another 15-20 dollar litter to try? is there something else i can do to make it easier to clean up? when ever he goes to the litter box when i'm there i have to actually MAKE him use the litter box then he gets a treat. I'm just getting really down about this whole thing. . .

i'm almost ready to put pergo down.
post #2 of 13
I love the fact that you are more willing to replace the floor than the him!

How old is he again? Do you think this may just be him being a pain in the butt because he's a kitten?

I don't have much advice, but I do feel for you.
post #3 of 13
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i really am lost, i just don't know why he's doing this. but i feel like if i keep trying stuff i'm not going to know what finally works if i do it all too soon.

so, i'm resigning myself to have to keep cleaning it up. i just want to find an easier way of doing it.

yup - i would replace the floor than replace luxor. even though stoli is my baby i'm working on getting to love luxor that much.. he's not making it easy though!!!!!!
post #4 of 13
i feel your pain. Chip is pooping on the bed every couple of weeks or so. can't figure out why - if he's sick, why not more often? if he's not, why at all? i'm going to have them check his anal glands on his annual vet visit, along with getting shots & having his teeth checked [he has bad breath ] maybe this little 'habit' of his is why he was a stray?
post #5 of 13
I probably sound like the resident catsite druggie, but if it's purely behavioral and you feel like you've tried everything, maybe medication would help? If it works for inappropriate peeing, I would think it could help for pooing too?

I think I remember you mentioning that Luxor had been getting a little aggressive w/ Stoli, is that right? I could have him mixed up w/ another kitty. But anyway, the behavior like that and the pooing sound like a classic case where medication might help. Just a thought.
post #6 of 13
what litter were you using before cat atract. I would try a plain clay and a plain scoop in two different boxes. Also what consistency is it-my 9 yo had his first accident last week-was constipated REAL bad and saw him laying on side trying to go.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by beandip View Post
I probably sound like the resident catsite druggie, but if it's purely behavioral and you feel like you've tried everything, maybe medication would help? If it works for inappropriate peeing, I would think it could help for pooing too?

I think I remember you mentioning that Luxor had been getting a little aggressive w/ Stoli, is that right? I could have him mixed up w/ another kitty. But anyway, the behavior like that and the pooing sound like a classic case where medication might help. Just a thought.

you thought right - he is getting aggressive with stoli - what kind of meds are you talking about? anything i can look up online?
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by ryanjay View Post
what litter were you using before cat atract. I would try a plain clay and a plain scoop in two different boxes. Also what consistency is it-my 9 yo had his first accident last week-was constipated REAL bad and saw him laying on side trying to go.
we were using arm and hammer, before that stoli used woody pet.

consistency: depends, sometimes its a bit constipated, others it's runny diarrhea, other's it's just normal, then it's like chocolate whipped frosting. . . .
post #9 of 13
I went through a period like that with Gracie..she passed her medical exams with flying colors...she seemed happy and well-adjusted

I ended up speaking with a behaviorist and doing a complete litter-situation overhaul in my house: all new boxes, new brand of litter, slightly different placement. Thankfully, I didn't need the behaviorist after that, but I know she had further plans to try. You can contact her via my rescue for free...the number is 773-784-5488.

I haven't had any problems since...
post #10 of 13
I'm sorry to hear about Luxor's problems Poor little boy - he probably knows he's doing the wrong thing!

I wonder if Feliway would help at all?

That's a really hard situation, and I wish you all the best to get it sorted out very soon.

Tell him he has to be good tomorrow and keep the house clean in case Lily comes back for catnip after her and Stoli's big date!
post #11 of 13
My suggestions are:
complete litter-redo
Feliway

Last resort is a an Rx medicine...I've used Amitriptyline....although that was for some aggression issues. All it did was give my pretty white Ophelia pink/blue spots on her fur when she kept spiiting out the pill(did I mention they're horribly bitter tasting?)!

What's the food situation....what were you feeding & what are you switching to? Canned or dry?
post #12 of 13
How many litter boxes do you have? I heard somewhere that ideally you're supposed to have one more boxes than the amount of kitties you have. 1 cat= 2 littler boxes, 2 cats= 3 litter boxes and so on. Some cats are SUPER picky about pooping and peeing in the same box.

Have you tried laying down some of those puppy pads? They're supposed to attract an animal to 'go' on them.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by Renovia View Post
you thought right - he is getting aggressive with stoli - what kind of meds are you talking about? anything i can look up online?
The only one I have experience with is Fluoxetine (Prozac). It takes about a month before it starts working. I always mention that because I hear people say they tried it "for a month" and it "didn't work". It takes at least that long to build up and stabilize in their system. Anyway, we get little gelcaps with a tiny amount of powder in them. (LMAO at Ophelia's spots.) It helped my Bean chill just a touch. No huge difference, just enough to keep his response to stress from causing him health issues. He's not a zombie cat from the meds, just a happy dude.

I thought of this when I read your post, because the first time my vet suggested the Prozac (in his case for stress induced UTIs), she asked me what his behavior was like, i.e. was he ever aggressive, etc. Beandip didn't really fit the profile, so I held off. After trying every thing else, I said let's try it....and it worked.
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