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Question:

Why does my cat Nermal poops on the bathroom rug?

He only poops when the door is open, other than that he uses his littler box. ( little box is cleaned 2 x a day.) He does this even when we wash and bleach the rug. WHY!

Answer:

The rug backing has a chemical quite often that smells like pee to a cat. It's too subtle for humans to smell but it's very strong to a cat's nose, and some decide that it's ok to poop there because it already smells like the litter box. Even washing the rug won't affect the manufacturing smell that's on it.
Aug 23, 2017
It is probably behavioral. Did you used to have the litter box in the bathroom? Have you made any big changes lately? Cats have the emotional level and brain capacity of a 2 year old, they hate change and most do not adapt very well. You need to try to think of anything you have done that might have thrown your cat off balance of his regular routine. Until then keep the door closed!
Aug 23, 2017
GREAT name! Some cats seem to take issue with what they consider unusual things lying on the floor. Remove the rug; if it's a bath mat keep it over the edge of the tub until you need to use it.
Aug 23, 2017
I don't know but I LOVE the cat's name. Do you have an Odie too?
Aug 23, 2017

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