Cat started pooping outside the litterbox

Halina

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Hi everyone! I have a 2 year old, female, spayed cat. About 2 months ago she started pooping in the living room. We use cat genie for litter box and occasionally she poops outside it. Now she decided that couch and carpet in the living room are better spots. Any advice on how to make he stop?
 

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Hi, Welcome!

Try a different litter box or two in different locations, and additionally different litter.

Also, has she been to the veterinarian lately?

An enzymatic cleaner such as Nature's Miracle will help with clean up.
 

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Hi. Echoing Furballsmom Furballsmom .

If there is any correlation to the cat genie and her pooping outside the box, at a minimum, I would give your cat a second option - a normal litter box and see if that stops the issue. Some cats can be pretty picky about their 'potty'.

Most cleaning for urine can accomplish the same thing for poop. So, if Nature's Miracle doesn't help, try some of the things in these TCS articles. Also, another article about litterbox issues in general.
How To Get Cat Pee Smell Out Of Clothes And Linens – TheCatSite Articles
How To Get Cat Urine Smell Out Of Carpet: Effective, Non-toxic Solutions – TheCatSite Articles
How To Solve Litterbox Problems In Cats: The Ultimate Guide – TheCatSite Articles
 

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Absolutely, THIRDING the recommendation to try a different type of litter box. Occasionally, an automated box will begin a cleaning cycle just a wee bit quickly, and spook a cat into taking its business elsewhere!
 
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