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cat poop problems

747 Views 9 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Patchy & Sue
So I have a cat and a dog. But not until recently did I notice my dogs breathe was starting to stink. Like really bad. So i started carefully watching what she was doing ands then I noticed it. She was going in the cats litter box and eating her poop that hadnt been discarded yet. It grosssed me out to no end. I tried moving the liter box didnt help. I tried making sure i got the poop scooped as soon as my cat would poop. But sometimes she would go in the middle of the night yet again causing another problem. I tried putting up a barrier it just got knocked down. Im kind of running out of options. I tried training her to not eat it but hasnt been sticking. Shell stop doing it for like a week then go right back to eating the poop. I tried looking up why she does it and appaerntly its because of the scent of the cats food my dog likes it or something. So i tried changing the cat food, didnt work. In fact got worse. If anyone has any solutions please help. I dont want her to get sick from eating poop.
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The only success I had with this was just making sure the dogs couldn't get to the litter box. Make sure the litter box is the enclosed style, with just an opening for the cat to get it. What I did was put the litter box under a desk, with the opening facing the wall. Only leave just enough room for the cat to squeeze through (assuming your dog is bigger than your cat). You might need to put a weight of some sort on top of the box too, depending on how strong/determined your dog is.
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