I have two cats, one is just over 2 years old. She´s lived with me
since she was a baby. I never had a problem with her litter
behavior... that is until my fiance started living here almost a
She pees in her litter box, but ALWAYS poops about 2 feet away from it.
I´ve discussed this with my vet, and we´ve tried everything...EVERYTHING. Using different litter/sand, getting bigger litter boxes, cleaning more or less often, litter liners, litter deodorizers... we even have a self cleaning box. She´ll poop in the box only ONCE after we give the litter box a good washing outside... but there´s no way we can wash it out every time one of or kitties uses it! We scoop our regular box every day to every other day, and obviously the self cleaner cleans itself...
She knows she´s not supposed to do it, because if we´re watching her, she won´t... she paws at the floor and when we go over she stops and pretends she wasn´t doing anything and waits until we go to work or to sleep. Then, as if to prevent us from finding it and getting mad, she´ll cover it with different things... even going as far as bringing toilet paper out of the bathroom and covering it over.
For example, last night she kept going to the litter box, digging in it, jumping out and walking away then pawing at the linoleum. She knew I was watching so she pretended she was investigating our floor. I fell asleep on the couch for a few minutes, and awoke to her pawing at the floor around a pile of poo. She looked at me, hopped into the litter box, peed, and went on her way.
Any suggestions? I was looking into those CatGenie kitty toilets, but unfortunately based on the way they have to be set up, our bathroom is not big enough. Are there alternatives? HELP! I´m sick of cleaning poop off the floor... and god forbid we ever have guests over...!