Dog ate chocolate?

ask a vet

Accidents outside of box.

Species: Cat
Breed: dom short hair
Age: 1-2 years
Mt cat is litter box trained and has been since she was around 3 months old. We recently noticed "accidents"(feces). She was spayed on 2/21/11. Around the time we began to notice accidents we had rescued a new puppy. I have caught her peeing inside since she was spayed(squatted to pee not spraying). What could be causing this behavior? She is the only pet allowed to roam the house.


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Although this article is primarily about urinating (not pooping) outside of the box, the same principles apply:

Catgoing outside of litter box.

---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---



Check out our dog age calculator and cat age calculator.

Want to receive pet coupons, vet advice and info on new pet products in your inbox?

* indicates required

We'll only send you great stuff, never spam. Unsubscribe any time.

Disclaimer: Although Dr. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. AskAVetQuestion.com and Dr. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. Do not use information found on this site for diagnosing or treating your pet. Anything you read here is for information only.

Search for similar questions:

ask a vet

Popular questions...

Itchy spot on thigh. my dog has started scratching his inner hind leg on one side and he licked and... (5100 views)

Problems with Rimadyl? she seems to have paralysis of her front left paw. she can not stand on her own and... (22003 views)

Vomiting yorkie. Abby is 15 months old. She weighs 2.5-3.0 lbs. She is spayed. My question is that... (21664 views)

Cushing's and panting. I saw where you advised a person on dog breathing problems, that is could be... (39309 views)

Kitten can't hold head up. I recently found a abandoned kitten and took it into my house. I've had for a week... (11528 views)

Boyfriend doesn't want to neuter dog. My boyfriend and I are arguing about whether to get our dog neutered. He is a pit... (9769 views)

Give thyroid medicine? Hi there, I live in a remote northern community and we do not have a vet here. My... (7105 views)

Cat pooping in the house. Princess has recently started pooping around the house (about 2 months). I have had... (22105 views)

Tracheal collapse. I was wondering if a mild case of collapse trachea in a 5 month old puppy will... (5933 views)

Bitten by copperhead snake. My mom's 14 week old puppy got bit by a snake. Didn't see the snake. What should... (9586 views)

See all questions...

Dr. MarieDr. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario. She created Ask A Vet Question as a resource for good, accurate veterinary advice online. Dr. Marie treats dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rats. She has been a vet since 1999.

Is an online vet visit just as good as a trip to your veterinarian? No! But, many times, asking an online veterinarian a question can help save you money. While Dr. Marie can't officially diagnose your pet or prescribe medications, she can often advise you on whether a vet visit is necessary. You can also ask Dr. Marie for a second opinion on your pet's condition.