Ashley - posted on 11/12/2009 ( 23 moms have responded )
We have two cats. They were both raised since they were kittens, and are four and five years old. We are having trouble in deciding whether to keep them now that we have a baby.
Our son is amost eight months old, and he LOVES the cats. He just thinks petting them is so much fun!
The issue is, how the cats have been acting. One cat goes poop on the floor next to the litter box, even if it is clean. At first it was just if it was dirty, but not since my son was born. Both cats have sprayed in the house (both are neutered), and that is NASTY. They also have been acting up like getting in EVERYTHING, which they didn't do as much before.
I understand that some animals do strange behavior when babies are born because the attention is shifted. But, can it get better? We love our cats, but this is really gross. Luckily (and I use this loosly), they only spray in the room with their litter box, and our son does NOT go in there.
Any ideas how to stop their behavior? Or any other advice?