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Q&A: Senior Cats and Litter Box Needs


Q from Craig in Clermont: One of my 3 cats is 15 and started to go outside the litter box. She will poop in front of the box on the mat or carpet. Why does she do this? I think her hip may hurt.

A: She needs another trip to the vet. She may have arthritis, and they can prescribe something to ease her pain. Meanwhile, she will need a litter box with a very low opening so it doesn't hurt her to step into it.

*Follow-up e-mail: The kitties thank you for the info! The lower litter box worked.