Mind of Your Cat

March 2006 Issue

Mind of the Cat: 03/06

If your cat uses a rug instead of his litter box, there may be several reasons why. Here’s help.

I recently received a letter questioning why a cat would choose to eliminate on an Oriental carpet. If we cannot understand the exact reasons, well then, can we at least fix this problem?

There are many potential reasons for a cat to eliminate on a carpet. As always, a medical diagnosis is needed. But once your cat receives a clean bill of health, one possibility to consider is marking behavior. Check for evidence of social…

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