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Cat Post- Tumor Removal Pooping On Bed
azul360 posted:
Hi we have a cat that just had two small tumors removed from his back left area 4 days ago. We have had to keep his cone on and it's been freaking him out a bit but yesterday and today he has pooped on the bed (today it was diarrhea) that we put in the main room (so I can sleep in there with him so he doesn't freak out in the middle of the night). Does anyone no what I can use to stop him from pooping on the bed? We thought about putting the bed back in the room and just leaving him out here by himself with us sleeping in our rooms. He is acting ok and the surgery spot does not seem to bother him (he just can't jump high right now). Thank you for any help!
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
There are two possible reasons he's not using his litterbox. One is behavioral, if he can't negotiate his litterbox with the "cone" on his head. In that case, you can take it off temporarily so he can use the box, as long as you watch him so he doesn't bother his incisions.

The more likely reason, however, is his diarrhea. As long as he has diarrhea, he won't use his litterbox consistently. If this hasn't resolved by now, you should let your veterinarian know so he can treat him.

Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
The Cat Doctor
Board Certified in Feline Practice


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