1 year old Cat, just started pooping outside the litter box
Hi everyone - I was wondering if anyone could help me with my issue w/ my 1 year old, male cat.
Brady has never had a problem using the litter box. He is also very good about moving to new places, as if I had to go home for a weekend, he would stay with my boyfriend or a friend of mine. He never had problems at either of those places.
I moved to a new apartment in August, and I have a door mat next to the front door where my shoes go. I had this door mat at my old apartment. For some reason, since the day I moved in, he would go over to the door mat and paw at it. It was weird. at least a month went by and then he started pooping on the mat.
At first I thought it was because I was gone for long periods of the day... leave in the morning, get back around 8pm. But then he started doing it while i was sleeping, or while I was at class for 2 hours.
He has only done it a handful of times, maybe 5. Ive tried washing the door mat. I have not changed litter brands, and I clean the litter everyday.
I think its behavioral, not a health problem. He is young and otherwise is totally normal.
Anyone have any thoughts? I would really appreciate it. I feel like I'm failing as a cat mom!!!