I have a 10 month spoilt rotten kitten (well she's more a cat now I guess) named Jazzi who we rescued from the shelter 6 months ago.

A month ago my partner and I left to go away for 10 days as I needed to be in Sydney for a wedding. I organised a close friend to look after Jazzi and house sit so she wouldn't feel too wierd without us being there.
About half way into the vacation I get a call letting me know she was pooping in our spare room on the bed. This happened every day for the next 5 days. We figured it was because we'd been away and she was *** off with us. She then did it again about an hour after we got home, which we again put down to her being upset with us.

We've been home over 2 weeks now and this morning I woke up to find Jazzi left me another little present on the bed. I don't think it's a litter tray issue as it is changed regularly and her movement through the house isn't restricted. We've since closed the door to both bedrooms so we don't get any repeat performances.
Anyone has a similar experience and able to shed some light on why she would be doing this?
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I have a 10 month spoilt rotten kitten (well she's more a cat now I guess) named Jazzi who we ... know she was pooping in our spare room on the bed. This happened every day for the next 5 days.

Why didn't the sitter close the bedroom door? Sheesh!
We figured it was because we'd been away and she was *** off with us. She then did it again ... repeat performances. Anyone has a similar experience and able to shed some light on why she would be doing this?

It can be a sign of urinary tract infection. It can be behavioral. Was the cat declawed?
-L.
I have a 10 month spoilt rotten kitten (well she's more a cat now I guess) named Jazzi who we ... repeat performances. Anyone has a similar experience and able to shed some light on why she would be doing this?

Hi Peter,A few reasons come to mind why she might be pooing: worms, some sort of bowel or anal problem, she did it once and now the "odor" is still there and she's attracted to that. I'd take her to the vet for a lookover, to rule out medical. And you can't always see the worms in her poo, btw. Next, get a product like Nature's miracle and follow the instructions exactly. It will help remove the odor, even for kitty. Put something like tin foil over the top of the bed where she's pooing to discourage her.

There's also a product called Dr. Elsey's CatAttract litter that helps retrain kitties to use the litter box. It's a little spendier, but certainly better than cleaning up poo! Emotion: smile Use it solo for the first couple of three days, then you can slowly mix in the regular litter and see if that solves the problem. Good luck! Emotion: smile
Karen M.
You mentioned that "it" is changed frequently suggesting that you only have one litter box. Try having a second litter box. Some cats prefer to pee in one and poo in the other. Also, while you were away, was your friend vigilant about keeping the litter box clean? If not, this might have started the problem.
-MIKE
Why didn't the sitter close the bedroom door? Sheesh!

The door can't be closed. I've spoken to my landlord who's going to come have someone fix it.
It can be a sign of urinary tract infection. It can be behavioral. Was the cat declawed?

I would say it's behavioural. No he isn't declawed. It's only started since we went away.
You mentioned that "it" is changed frequently suggesting that you only have one litter box. Try having a second litter ... away, was your friend vigilant about keeping the litter box clean? If not, this might have started the problem.

Yeah it was clean. I replace the litter weekly and she did it while I was gone. She's not peeing anywhere, just pooing,
I see if I can find the products mentioned previously (but being in Australia it may not be available). I'd 90% sure it isn't worm related as we only just wormed her again (doing it ever 2.5 months not every
3). I'll see if the other measures work before taking her to the vet.
Why didn't the sitter close the bedroom door? Sheesh!

The door can't be closed. I've spoken to my landlord who's going to come have someone fix it.

Oh, ok. It just didn't make sense (til now...)
It can be a sign of urinary tract infection. It can be behavioral. Was the cat declawed?

I would say it's behavioural. No he isn't declawed. It's only started since we went away.

Have you had the cat to a vet? That would be my first line of defense - rule out anything medical. Then get some interactive toys to tire kitty out and keep him occupied - a Cat Dancer, a Turbo Mouse, and a HUGE cat tree. Tire him out every night before bed. Before you go away on trips, spend extra time with him. Possibly consider boarding your cat with a reputable boarding facility. I usually recommend keeping them home with a sitter, but in this case, boarding might be preferrable.
Have you considered getting him another kitten to play with? That might be a good solution because then he won't be lonely.

best of luck,
-L.
Have you had the cat to a vet? That would be my first line of defense - rule out anything medical.

I will. But I'm a student so unless it's an emergancy I have a tendency not to go. I figured I'd ask here before anything like that.
Then get some interactive toys to tire kitty out and keep him occupied - a Cat Dancer, a Turbo Mouse, and a HUGE cat tree. Tire him out every night before bed.

She has toys, lots of them.
Before you go away on trips, spend extra time with him.

Did that.
Possibly consider boarding your cat with a reputable boarding facility. I usually recommend keeping them home with a sitter, but in this case, boarding might be preferrable.

I had the sitter to save on boarding. It was a convenient thing, she got to play house with her bf, and I got to save on boarding. But next time I think this is the plan.
Have you considered getting him another kitten to play with? That might be a good solution because then he won't be lonely.

To be honest, she's so spoilt I don't think she'd cope with another kitten. I think I just need to stop spoiling her and giving her SO MUCH attention. She's the centre of attention all the time.
Well, believe it or not, a kitten might be the best solution.

-L.
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