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Cats attitude is out of hand help!

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My cat is 3 and for the past 2 years has had horrible attitude. She attacks the other animals she bites us. Wants attention then turns around and attacks us and poops all over the house. The litter box is clean we have a self cleaning litter box so it's always clean every 5 minutes. We have multiple litter boxes different litters. She knows where to poop because she'll poop in the litter box but will also go poop on the carpet somewhere. The entire downstairs smells like poop so we close the door to keep her from going downstairs from her and we are scrubbing it all the time because of her. So we closed the door now she poops behind the door we go to open up the door and end up smearing it all over the place. I am so sick of her I don't even want this cat anymore my other cat has cancer and she keeps attacking her ripping open her cancer sores. Getting into the garbage and getting it all over the house. She has food clean water clean litter box and she's just a jerk how do I fix it I'm so sick of her?
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Hi Angel22867.

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the community. I'm sorry to hear about the situation at home with your 3 year old cat. The general rule is to provide one litter box per cat, so you're on the right track with that. Additionally, in multi-cat households, it's recommended to use open litter pans to allow yours cats to see when the other cat is approaching so they can escape easily. Here's an article from our community's tribal knowledge that may be helpful with 10 facts about why cats won't use their litter box

 

As for the aggressive and restless behavior, I've sent this aong to one of our animal care specialists for more advice. We'll check back in as soon as I have more details. 

 

Alex Cat Very Happy

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Re: Cats attitude is out of hand help!

Hi Angel22867. When one animal in a household gets sick it can change the relationship dynamic and cause behavioral changes such as dominance and aggression. I would recommend a vet consultation to make sure the incontinence is not a medical issue. You may also want to consult with a behaviorist as well. Please be sure to come back and keep us posted!
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Thank you both so much! and thank you for sending this to someone. I will try a new litterbox ive had this one for 2 years but i have washed it several times maybe thats causing an issue too. I appricate you taking time out of your day it means alot to me. I had no idea there were behaviorists, would either of you know how i could find one? shes just an odd cat i love her but shes just super weird compared to any cats ive had before. 

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Re: Cats attitude is out of hand help!

Hi again, Angel22867. Behaviorists that specialize in felines are a little harder to come by; we recommend reaching out to your veterinarian, as they may have some local recommendations on hand. A quick Google search may also yield results in your area. We hope this helps! 

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