For a few days now, my cat Oscar has been starting to defecate in the middle of my bed. The first time he did it, I had clean, just recently washed sheets (not even slept in yet) and a fleece blanket on the bed and he choose to go on the blanket. He's been acting strangely for the past couple days in that his normal behaviour is following me to every room and he does so quite quickly, however now, he seems almost elusive and attempts to "sneak" into my bedroom to go onto my bed not to rest, but to poop! Normally, he rarely stays in my bedroom when I'm not in there, it's only now that he's doing it. Ok, Oscar is 1.5 years old, he's male. He has had 2 UTI's in the past, but has been completely healthy for over 6 months. I have his urine tested every 3 months to make sure that he has not developed a UTI again. About one year ago, he peed on my down duvet cover and I took him to the vet right away and that's when I found out he had a UTI. So I got rid of the cover in its entirety and he hasn't shown abnormal behaviour until now. I took a fecal sample to the vet today and she said that his feces are fine except that the feces have a bit of a mucousy layer on it and quite a bit of hair but there are no parasitic organisms or worms. Now if something WERE irritating his intestines, I still don't know why he would be compelled to poop on my bed and only my bed and not anyplace else if he canâ€™t help it. I keep the box extremely clean and he's the only cat who uses it as he is my only pet. He does continue to pee in his litter box I just hope that does not change either. My mattress and everything on my bed is completely clean, there wouldn't be any urine or poop smell on my mattress. Heâ€™s used to sleeping on my bed, I keep him in my bedroom when Iâ€™m not home; he is not left alone for long periods either. He's on a prescription diet: HILLS c/d formula (for the UTI prevention) and he's been on it for over 6 months and nothing in his diet has changed. Nothing in his normal environment is different, heâ€™s not stressed. He still remains extremely playful and energetic. I give him lots of attention and he has toys to play with. I want to modify this behaviour ASAP but I don't know how to do it. I don't know why he is so compelled to poop on my :censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor::censor:' bed but i'd like to know how to solve the problem. Someone? Anyone? Please reply with a solution!
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1/24/05 at 3:08am