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Odd "Toilet" Manners

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by kittykatt1, Nov 26, 2020.


  1. kittykatt1

    kittykatt1 PetForums Newbie

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    Dear Forum Members!

    Am having an odd issue with mine Oсcasionally (like once in 2 months) the cat poops around the house. Different room each time. Strangely, the stuff on the carpet tends to be different from the stuff in the tray. (Graphic) "The tray" are small brown blobs, the carpet - just one long grey-ish sausage. Once it was even on the rug in the bathroom the tray's located in.

    What could be the reason behind this?

    Female fold.1,5 y/o. Got at 7 mo. Neutered at same time. No illnesses current or past that we know of. Never left house. No other pets in the house. Very well looked after. Has never sprayed.

    Does all her things in the tray every day. I clean morning & evening. Change the filling once every 2 weeks. Plenty of depth to dig. Use deodoriser.
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Just a thought (may be way off the mark) are you certain it is faeces ?Is it possible it is a hair ball ,they more often than not are in a sausage shape and unless looked at closely could be mistaken for faeces.............

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    kittykatt1 PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, it's just like that. Hair mixed with faeces. What is the reason for doing it - just standard stomach-cleaning or territory marking / anxiety etc.?

    PS: does it come out of the bottom or the mouth?
     
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    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Have a read of this sticky , it was put together by a forum member who just happens to be a vet..........https://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/hairballs-are-they-normal.363061/

    Hairballs are a normal part of cat behaviour but if they happen more than 2 or 3 times a year there may be a digestion problem as cats are designed to deal with all the hair they swallow during grooming.
    The hairballs are vomited up and don't come from the business end ;) :)

    If it is a hairball there wont or at least shouldn't be any faeces in it only compressed hair and possibly stomach contents (food etc)
     
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    If it's a hairball it will not smell (maybe smell slightly like vomit, but not the obvious faeces smell - and yes, it will generally be pale coloured).
     
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    kittykatt1 PetForums Newbie

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    Thank you for your responses! Yes it's definitely a hairball.

    PS: both faeces and hairball are the colour of her catfood. (Royal Canine for british shorthair)
     
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    That's a relief then!:Cat They vary in colour according to the colour of the cat's coat sometimes, and how much of the hair they manage to ingest.
     
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