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Cat Isn't "Cutting It Off"

post #1 of 15
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For the past month or so our cat has been leaving tid-bits of poop around the apartment. He isn't pooping outright, just leaving stray pieces of poo around. This leaves me to think that he isn't cutting it off properly in the litter or he is just leaving before he is all the way done. Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be something more than just not "cutting it off" before leaving the litter? Any advice is appreciated.
post #2 of 15
Mine do that from time to time, I think it just sticks to their behind and in the motions of jumping out of the box and walking around it just falls off. How frequent is it?
post #3 of 15
Xander does this when he eats cat grass, so I've been trying to let him have less of it, while making sure Riley gets enough. I wonder if its something in his diet? Or does something near the litter box startle him into jumping out before he's quite done?
post #4 of 15
My BF's oldest cat has always left "tootsies" around. His vet didn't believe it was a problem.
post #5 of 15
If your butt had hair on it you might have friends follow you out of the bathroom too. Plus hair on legs and feet, stuff gets stuck. Have you never had something stuck to your shoe?
post #6 of 15
This can be a sign of constipation or simply difficult bowel movement. Is his poop really hard? There are vitamins and oil supplements you can give him regularly to help soften and regulate his digestive system, they also help with fur balls......
post #7 of 15
I have never had this problem surprisingly, i thought i would with Monsters long hair. He never has anything stuck to his bum or in his hair.
post #8 of 15
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What types of vitamins and oils should I be looking for? He also has a hairball problem once every 2 months or so where he pukes for a couple days then the hairball emerges. It's gross and I hate it.
post #9 of 15
My ragdoll has this problem, she just tears out of the litter tray and at least a couple of times as week one or two are depositied on the floor, but she doesnt have any problems, just leaves to quick I think
post #10 of 15
Cats that eat dry food exclusively are often a bit dehydrated, which can, of course, cause issues with poop consistency, constipation, etc.

What are you feeding your kitty?
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by TOLMAN View Post
What types of vitamins and oils should I be looking for? He also has a hairball problem once every 2 months or so where he pukes for a couple days then the hairball emerges. It's gross and I hate it.
There are supplements that come in gel form sold at pet care suppliers like Petland specified for this very thing. It's a vitamin supplement that also helps hairballs pass through their system. Ask your veterinarian and local pet store what they recommend.
post #12 of 15
If you feed him dry food, save bacon grease, pan drippings, etc. and mix them into his food. That should help.
post #13 of 15
I would really recommend TonicLax, a cat laxitive that is in a paste form, it has mineral oil in it.

I give this to my Fatty daily, and he loves it! it's fairly inexpensive, and really helps push those hairballs down, and softens the stools to avoid constipation.

But, er, yes...we deal with the lone turds on the floor from time to time, we lovingly call them chocolate kisses!
post #14 of 15
Without being too graphic, both my husband and I have long hair - occasionally one of the cats will swallow one of our hairs (you know how it is, they sleep on our pillows and spend a lot of the time quite close to us!) and pass it and sort of drag a bit of their poo out of the litter tray as it's all attached in a string by just one long hair.

If you have someone in your home with long hair (cat or human!) then giving a furball remedy or treat at the recommended dose can help immensely.
post #15 of 15
Sebastian started doing this in the last few months. He has other health issues but I have found a hairball remedy (like Petromalt) helps. Your cat really can't help this. It has to feel yucky having a tootie roll follow you out of the box
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