Cat not using litter box. Please help.

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So I recently had my kitten Jinx (M) neutered, and brought him home Friday.

I also have an older cat, around 8, Nugget (F).

Following threads and info online I found to try and introduce Jinx back into the home by trying to put her scent back on him with a blanket she uses often.

It did not help.

Also to mention our neighbors had given us some new litter to try, as it's supposedly supposed to not make as much mess as normal litter.

Since I have brought him back home, Nugget constantly hisses and growls at him, I understand this is due to scent recognition, I'm not sure what to do at this point.

My other issue is that Jinx seems to have diarrhea and having issues with that.

As well as my older cat, Nugget, having pooped twice on the floor and peed on a shirt.

Do these things correlate?

Going to be switching the litter back tomorrow incase that is the reason, or does it have to do with Jinx and scent recognition?

I also have 2 litterboxes as well, I'm so desperate I'm not used to dealing with stuff like this, I cannot handle dealing with poop in this sense.

It has been a rough April fool's and I'm desperate for help.
 
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Can you keep Jinx in one room for a few days so he gets the smell of the house back on him?
It's already been 4 days since he's been home, I don't have a room to keep him in separate.
 

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Sometimes it just takes a while. I think they were overwhelmed by the changes and it will take a little longer. As long as there are no outright fights, drawing blood, everything should work out.Hissing and growling are normal, Nugget is releasing tension. Whether it is the change of litter or the new scent in the house, Nugget is very scared and unsettled and is pooping/peeing innapropriately. Jinx is traumatized about going to the vet. The diarrhea is most likely from the anesthesia or other meds he received and will resolve. Make sure you set little bowls of water around to encourage drinking. Absolutely no cows milk products or treats, both known to give diarrhea. Once Jinx and Nugget settle down into a routine, things should resolve. Get rid of that litter, the change wasn't worth it. Pick up all clothes off the floor, get some Nature's Miracle (a pet urine remover with enzymes) to get the urine out. Try not to get anxious, they can sense this and it adds to their own. They are both acting out because of teh chamges in routine, so get them back on a routine and give them both lots of reassurance. I have had cats take up to ten days to accept each other after a vet visit.
 

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4 days isn't enough. Sometimes it can take weeks. You need to start over and keep new cat locked up. Even a bathroom will work. Only interaction they should be having is underneath the door. Feed them on opposite sides of the door too. Keep it that way for a while.
 

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Take a poo to the vet! If it's both, it's likely needs testing.
 
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So I recently had my kitten Jinx (M) neutered, and brought him home Friday.

I also have an older cat, around 8, Nugget (F).

Following threads and info online I found to try and introduce Jinx back into the home by trying to put her scent back on him with a blanket she uses often.

It did not help.

Also to mention our neighbors had given us some new litter to try, as it's supposedly supposed to not make as much mess as normal litter.

Since I have brought him back home, Nugget constantly hisses and growls at him, I understand this is due to scent recognition, I'm not sure what to do at this point.

My other issue is that Jinx seems to have diarrhea and having issues with that.

As well as my older cat, Nugget, having pooped twice on the floor and peed on a shirt.

Do these things correlate?

Going to be switching the litter back tomorrow incase that is the reason, or does it have to do with Jinx and scent recognition?

I also have 2 litterboxes as well, I'm so desperate I'm not used to dealing with stuff like this, I cannot handle dealing with poop in this sense.

It has been a rough April fool's and I'm desperate for help.
Update, his poop is now normal and I think it was from a change of cat food. But now he has started pooping on the floor and I'm getting frustrated.

I just cleaned the litterboxes as well and has clean litter and all he needs.

Why is he doing this? We got him fixed to prevent spraying and now we are being dealt poop everywhere.
 
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Did you get his poo tested at the vet for parasites?
No, my husband is on swing shift and haven't had time to do so.

Just discovered he's been pooping under our bed for a while now, shouldn't he be normal by now?

Never had issues with the litter box before now, same litter now and had done it after it was just cleaned.

He's a sweet cat and my husband is pretty upset about this, I don't know what to do.

I called a local vet and they suggested to keep him in a bathroom with a litterbox for a while until he's re-litterbox trained.
 
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