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|Tue, 04-08-2014 - 10:01am|
My cat, Millie, is pooping outside her sand box and I don't know why! She's 15 years old and until the past few months always pooped and peed in her box. She still pees in the box, but started pooping now and then on the floor when she had an abcess on her rear. That got fixed and is all cleared up now, but she still goes on the floor just about every day. Not every time, though! Sometimes she'll go in the box. I've tried changing the kind of sand she uses - from a corn base to a clay, I've given her lots of space around the box, kept it filled up like she likes it and I clean the clumps out at least once a day. I don't yell at her or punish her when I find the poo, but no matter what I do or don't do, I find little poops several feet away from the box just about every day (especially overnight).
She is neutered, indoor only, and eats only dry food (it's what she prefers). And I haven't changed her food brand or type.
Any suggestions on what could be wrong, what I can do, or how to get her to put her poop where it belongs every time?