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Cat Will Poo But Not Wee In The Litter Tray

Discussion in 'Cat Behavior' started by SteveJohn, May 24, 2019.

  1. SteveJohn

    SteveJohn Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Aug 26, 2017
    Hi All

    I have a cat which is outdoors quite a lot but she comes in before dark and has a litter tray in the house if she needs to go the toilet in the night and she is let out in the morning again.

    Noticed for a couple of weeks she isn’t actually weeing in the litter tray anymore but will pop in there. She doesn’t wee anywhere else in the house or doesn’t even attempt to wee or doesn’t seem to be in pain etc. Normal as ever just doesn’t wee in there.

    Should I be worried or does everyone think she is now choosing to simply wee outside and not need to go as much.

  2. rubysmama

    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

    Nov 25, 2013
    Since she is going outside, it's impossible to know for sure if she's peeing out there, but it seems likely. How old is she? Is having access to the outside a new thing for her?

  3. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 12, 2012
    Nebraska, USA
    I would bet she is going outside. Get a black light flashlight and that way you could check for sure. As long as she is acting normal, and eating/drinking, she is most likely fine.

  4. denice

    denice Advisor Staff Member Advisor

    Feb 7, 2006
    Columbus OH
    For both cats and dogs urinating is also about marking territory. She probably has staked out a territory outside and is urinating around the perimeter of her territory.
    di and bob purraised this.

  5. mani

    mani fervent feline fan Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    Cats sometimes just won't wee where they poo. I discovered this years ago when one of mine wee'd in the shower bay for ages until I thought to put in another tray. And then many people here said similar things.
    I reckon your girl has decided that her tray is for poo and 'holds on' to use the outside during the day. Easily worked out if you just set up another tray. :)

  6. SteveJohn

    SteveJohn Thread Starter TCS Member Young Cat

    Aug 26, 2017
    She has usullly been weeing in her litter tray up until a couple of weeks ago.

    Maybe I should keep her in for a day and see if she uses it

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