1. cat
  2. cat food
  3. cat mate
  4. cat md
  5. cat sip
  6. cat stop
  7. catit
  8. catmouse
  9. catnip & grass
  10. catswell

Save up to 25%

on your favorite pet essentials in stores & online

Save 10% sitewide

or Great Savings on favorite items

Buy online, pick up in store

You order it, we'll fetch it!

You are here: myPetSmart.com > Community > Message Boards > Dogs > Behavior And Training > Pooping Around The House
Joined: 12/31/1969
User offline. Last seen 42 years 37 weeks ago.

Our male cat about six months ago began pooping outside the litter box.

He's not spraying anywhere, just pooping. Like clockwork, he leaves a pile either just next to the litter box or by our door to the garage every morning or every day while we're at work. You might think it's a loneliness thing, but he's got our female cat that he plays with all day. He's also done this while we're home sitting in the next room. It's an easy clean up since it's always been on linoleum, but today we came home to poop on the mat next to the back door. I am so frustrated. He is given plenty of attention, he loves our female cat, we haven't had any major changes in the household or moving furniture or anything. I am mystified. I have heard of cats spraying, but never just pooping. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated!!