Veronica - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I know this is going to sound like a strange question, but does anyone know how to make a litter box trained cat stop pooing on the carpet? The cat has been in the family for about 3 year & has used the litter box fine. Then my son started to walk. Now the cat will only poo in the hallway carpet (which is close to wear the litter box is in the bathroom). We've tried seperate litter box with different clays/shavings, that didn't work. We've tried to re-train, didn't work. Negative reinforcement, didn't work, spraying the carpet with 'no potty' spray, stained the carpet & didn't work....I'm at my breaking point & don't know what to do. I have a toddler & deal with enough poo on a daily basis, so this irks me. Plus now my toddler wants to imitate how we get rid of the kitty poo (scoop & flush it down the toilet). I really hate to have to get rid of our kitty, she is so much a part of our family but I don't know what to do anymore. Any helpful ideas?
Oh, and I don't think it's a jealousy thing because the cat is fine with our toddler. She plays with him, even lets him pick her up or sit on her.