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post #1 of 17
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My cat is 1 year and around 6 months old and it still poops inside my house. Every time I pick it up a little row of dry poop comes out of it's behind. When the door is open it goes into a room and poops instead of going outside like it has been taught to do. My other cat doesnt do that. And sometimes when it's walking it leaves a trail of dry poop behind. It never did that before. Is something wrong with him or is he just an attention seeker?
post #2 of 17
Have you taken your cat to the vet to make sure that there isn't any health issues?? Also...why are you trying to train your cat to go "outdoors" and not providing it with at least 1 indoor litterbox??

Katie
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
My cat's have never been to the vet because it costs so much. The cat is an outdoor cat but sometimes I let it inside for a while. He does have a litter box outside but uses the garden dirt instead so I don't really see any point of having a litterbox if he doesnt use it. I have trained it to go outside to go to the restroom ever since it was a kitten and it always did go outside but not no more.
post #4 of 17
cutecutekitty01...are your kittens at least spayed/neutered?? I'm a bit concerned about the situation with your kitten..he could be sick. Certainly you can work with a vet to try to work out a payment option. I wouldn't wait on getting him seen.

Katie

P.S. If he prefers potting soil...put some of that in the litterbox.
post #5 of 17
With all due respect, part of being a responsible pet owner is providing medical care for your cat if he is ill. It is possible, in fact highly likely when a cat is pooping outside the litter pan that the cat has a health issue. If you do not provide a litter box for this cat in the house, then where is he supposed to go? You are confusing this animal and he probably does need to see a vet.
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
The cat is already 1 year and 6 months old. He doesn't really show any signs of health issues unless what he is doing right now. He is highly active outside. I did try to locate a vetenarian who doesnt charge that much but there is only one over here and his prices are too high for me. I will put potting soil in the litterbox and see if it goes in there besides going into one of the rooms. He is not an indoor cat, just spends a couple min. a day inside.
post #7 of 17
cutecutekitty01..even if this is an outdoor cat..he still deserves to be seen by a vet. Also...I'm concerned about the fact that you have now posted about this cat and a mom cat and her kitten. Please have all the adult cats spayed. You should be able to locate a low cost clinic by clicking on this link:

http://www.felinerescue.net/speuter/sntexas.htm

Katie
post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
I know that even if it's an outdoor cat is still needs to be seen by a vet. What are you concerned about me posting about 3 cats? I will have the adult cats spayed as soon as I can locate one.
post #9 of 17
The link I listed was pretty extensive. My concern is that if you allow your female adult cat back outside..that she will get pregnant again. Part of what we are about here on the boards is to help people to find low cost clinics so that they can get their cats fixed. It really is better for the cats.

Katie
post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
I highly doubt that my cat is going to get pregnat again because I bearly moved and she hates every single cat that goes by my house. She'll be looking out the window and start hissing at a cat crossing the street. She has alot of enemies here and I dont really think she's gonna want to have relations with any. I agree with you about not having cats get pregnant. I really hate it when people say that cats can never be overpopulated, only humans can. But I mean like, why else would you see cats in the streets homeless if they weren't overpopulated. They wouldn't be starving if we had enough food for them all. Sorry but I just had to say that.
post #11 of 17
I highly doubt that my cat is going to get pregnat again because I bearly moved and she hates every single cat that goes by my house.

Oh it only that were true. One trip outside while she is in heat, and she becomes Miss. Amourous of the year. Several toms will fight over her, and while they do, she will purr and trill and roll about the yard. One will win the fight, mount her, and she could be injured in the mounting.


She'll be looking out the window and start hissing at a cat crossing the street. She has alot of enemies here and I dont really think she's gonna want to have relations with any.

Again, any time she goes into heat, all inhibitions leave her, and if you let her outside, you could lose her. She could pick up an infection that is contagious by the tom that gets her. This infection could pass to her kittens in utero and cause problems at birth, even result in the kittens dying.


I agree with you about not having cats get pregnant. I really hate it when people say that cats can never be overpopulated, only humans can.

I don't know what *people* you are referring to, but they are apparently not very well-educated in how cats reproduce. One female can produce 3 litters a year, sometimes more. The average litter number can be up to 8 kittens.Those kittens, not fixed can as early as 6 months old mate and bear young.


But I mean like, why else would you see cats in the streets homeless if they weren't overpopulated. They wouldn't be starving if we had enough food for them all. Sorry but I just had to say that.

This statement doesn't even make sense to me. They are starving because people are not responsible pet owners and allow their cats outside before the cats can be spayed or neutered. It has nothing to do with food. It has to do with spaying and neutering.

If you want to pretend that this world doesn't exist, that is fine for you. But it isn't for your cat. Spaying her takes her away from many dangers that she faces. Certain types of cancer, problems with birthing kittens, pyometra, and mastitis. If you love her as much as you say you do, you will be a responsible pet owner and spay her as soon as possible and keep her INDOORS until you do.
post #12 of 17
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There's not alot of cats here though. Two of her other kittens died a couple of days after they were born but not because of an infection. Some animal got them and ripped open their stomachs and took everything out of them. It was horrible and there is only one kitten left.

They are starving because there are so many cats in the world there is not many people who can keep them all. Not all the cats can be spayed or neutered. There is the issue of costs and some people can't afford that. How does it not have anything to do with food? There's alot of cats in the world right, well...most people don't like to have them because they have to feed them every day and waste their money on their food, by that they just throw them in the streets.

I NEVER said that I wanted to pretend that this world doesn't exist. I don't know where you got that from but i never said it. How am I not being a responsible pet owner? By not spaying her is considered an "iresponsible" pet owner. Not all cats have to be spayed you know.
post #13 of 17
Is letting your cat have kittens that get eaten by wild animals being responsible? It's no wonder she's messing all over the house! I would too if you made me have my kittens outside where there are predators! If you lived in the city you would describe the cats you have as strays that you are feeding. I guess in the sticks they call these animals pets?

I think hissy's point is this... If this is your pet you need to take responsibility for it and take care of it's medical issues, else maybe you shouldn't have a pet. You wouldn't deny your child medical care, and your pet should be as much a part of your family as your child is.

I think it's also the perspective of people who work in shelters where they see such an abundance of unwanted cats euthanized that if fewer cats were making kittens, then the world would have fewer unwanted cats. I know that I have had to drop kittens off at a shelter once and it was a horrible experience. You never want to have to do that. So, now all of my cats are neutered or spayed and there will be no further kittens coming from my home.

Also, a lot of bad behavior comes from having un-altered cats. One thing I didn't know was that female cats spray as badly as male cats when they are not spayed. I found that out the hard way and trust me it was a real incentive to get them spayed. Not to mention being in heat yelping at the top of their lungs all day and all night 2-3 times a month! Ughhh! When I got my last two boys they were ready to get neutered right away and that's when it got done!! There weren't going to be boys spraying in my apartment!

Female cats can develop diseases and cancers when they're unspayed too, and the medical bills to fix those issues are off the charts compared to the cost of a spay.

With regards to your initial pooping issue, I think the easiest solution is to provide her with a litterbox in the house so when she comes in there is a designated place for her to go. If that doesn't work, then she might have a medical issue that needs to be addressed. Or you could just not let the cat in the house at all which where I live would be considered very irresponsible, but out where there aren't cars to worry about maybe isn't such a horrible option.

Your cat might also be sad about having her kittens eaten... so maybe getting her spayed isn't such a bad idea for her, even if it's just for her mental health. Cat mothers really do love their babies!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by cutecutekitty01
Not all cats have to be spayed you know.
With the exception of animals that are in responsible breeding programs, I very much disagree with that statement. Did you know that 4-6 MILLION cats and dogs are killed every year in shelters alone? Did you know that current estimates for stray and feral cat populations are between 10 and 60 MILLION? I'm sorry, but allowing ANY domestic animal to breed indiscriminately is irresponsible, period.

As for her eliminating in the house, your cat needs to see a vet. This is a classic sign of illness, as this is one of the only ways they can tell us something is wrong. They can't speak to us, so they show us. Take responsibility for her and get her medical care, or at least eliminate the possibility that she is sick.
post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Monica, so your saying that I allowed the animal to eat my kittens? Yeah, I couldn't wait to get rid of them that way...THAT'S HORRIBLE! You think I wanted the kittens to die that way so I used them as live bait? I couldn't keep them inside and they were inside my garage but the window was left open. (by accident) Well guess what, I dont live in the city. So your saying that animals aren't pets? Then what are they??? Humans?

What makes you think I'm not responsible for my cats? A pet is nothing like a child. You don't nurse it or anything. All you do is feed it and help it with it's health. Of course you would take care of a child ALOT but a cat is a cat. Sure it can be part of the family but don't go too far w/ it.

Yeah, the people who work in shelters must suffer from alot to see all those unwanted pets, but what can you do about it? Just neuter/spay the cats? What if the cat doesn't want to be neutered/spayed? How can you ever tell. I had to drop off 2 kittens before at the shelter. I didn't like it either.

There isn't alot of cars here. She won't get runned over or anything. And she spends most of her time outside so she's used to it already.
post #16 of 17
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Not all of the cats/dogs are killed so more can come in. Most are killed because they have a disease and are put to sleep. Look, I was just saying that not ALL of the cats have to be spayed or neutered. When you think about it, what kind of cat would want someone to do that to them? They have feelings too you know and do you think they would not want to have kittens?
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