This is my cat Stella
I adopted her in 2006 from the Humane Society.
Here she is after rolling around in dried catnip. I opened up the container and her paw went in and made a mess on the carpet.
See...she's got that classy eyed look like she's been sampling something. I wouldn't know what that is like (I swear to the Lord above). But I did work as a Residence Hall Director and had the largest drug bust in Murray State University history in my building so I've seen what it does.
And while she looks cute and innocent...I've had it up to here with my cat. The problem? She is doing her poop business outside of her litter box. And I have no idea how to fix the problem. Now, let's go over the questions that you're probably asking:
Is her box clean
Yes. We scoop it out daily--if not twice a day. In fact, we dump out the litter from the box every 3 weeks or so and scrub the box completely.
Is it the litter?
We've been using the same litter since we brought her home in 2006. Doing the business outside of the box has only been in the last year.
What about her food?
Oh. We've been there, done that. She has been on special food since we adopted her because of her stomach issues. If she wasn't on this food, her business would be...well...a big, ol' mess if you get my drift.
Wait. You've had this issue for a year?!?
Yes. We've talked to vets (including my future brother-in-law who is a vet) and they thought she was constipated. We are now convinced that she is not and it is behavior based. She chooses to do her business on the bathroom rug (thank goodness it isn't elsewhere!). That poor rug has been washed more times than we can shake a stick at.
So....does anyone have any ideas? Anything? I mean look at her....
Short of me putting a kitty diaper on her butt--I'm beggin' ya'. Help a sister out!