Cat Pooping Outside of the Litter Box

I got a comment on one of our YouTube videos the other day stating something to the effect of "my cat is a weirdo, she likes to poop outside of the litter box" 

It is not uncommon for pet owners to face the issue of a cat who will pee inside the litter box but poop outside of the box. 

Why is my cat pooping outside of the litter box on the floor?

If your cat defecates outside of the litter box, thoroughly clean the area with an enzymatic cleaner despite your best attempts to make them stop. 

What smells deter cats from pooping?

– Parasite – Parasite egg – Pain while pooping – Anal glands that need to be cleaned

This could be a possible sign of: 

Furry Butt Syndrome Some long-haired cats might get poop stuck in their fur. Felines are very clean creatures and don't like the feel of feces remnants sticking to their hair. 

Reasons and Solution

There are various reasons why a cat might reject a specific type of litter for pooping but not for peeing. 

The Litter

– Particle size – Texture – Herbal scent.

You might also try Cat Attract Litter, designed to appeal to cats who are having litter box problems with its ideal: 

Make sure you use the same brand of litter each time. Switching from one litter to another, for example, can cause your cat to become agitated. 

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Cat Pooping Outside of the Litter Box