- Jul 27, 2007
So I've had cats my whole life and never had any litter box issues, although it has always been my worst fear. Now it's gone from a fear to a reality. I thought that it seemed like Dash (8 month old) hadn't pooped for a day.. I know this because I keep their boxes pretty immaculate and today, I went into one of our spare bedrooms and found that he had been pooping and peeing in the bed up in the pillows and down comforter. I called the vet and made an appt to take him in and rule out any health issues. After her initial exam, her thought was that he seemed physically okay. They did a blood panel and took x-rays. X-rays looked fine. We have two cats, so 3 boxes which I scoop and sift every day and change out completely every two weeks. I use feline pine because that is what the breeder used. Their boxes are in a nice, quiet corner of the basement. We transitioned them from upstairs about 2 months ago and it went seamlessly. I am racking my brain trying to think of what might have happened. We did have a plumber in the house last friday morning, although we have had a dishwasher installed prior and had no issues. I can't think of any other stressor that might have happened or any other big change. I have put another box in another quiet area of the basement and shut off the bedroom and put a box in the bathroom upstairs off the bedroom where he pooped and peed. I am so upset. For poor little Dash and for me. I have had a cat with anxiety before and I sometimes get that vibe from him.. but at the same time, he is super outgoing and friendly. The vet gave me some amitriptyline (low dose) to give him for a few days. The good news, at least I think it's good news, is that he used his box (pee) when we got home from the vet. I had put out a box with scoopable litter to see if that was an issue, but he chose his regular litter so I picked up the scoopable to not introduce more litter issues.. not sure if this was a good idea or not..everyone on the forum is so helpful & supportive just looking for insight, helpful tips, whatever..