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So my youngest cat likes the area by my apartment door as a poop box. This morning she went to the litter box in the bathroom to pee, and then walked to the door of the apartment and pooped. A few hours later some diahrrea appeared in the same area. I clean the area with Nature's Miracle every time it happened but she keeps going there.<br><br>
I feed the cats dry Felidae grain free and Petite Cuisine wet food.
 

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How big is the litter box? How high do you fill it with litter? Is it a covered box? Cats are very picky about pooping, each one has different needs for their litter box and different habits. My current cat won't go in the box if there's not enough litter in it, and she has a large uncovered litter box (it's a litter maid one). Before going, she throws some litter everywhere to create a hole, usually out of the litterbox and onto the floor, and after she goes, she throws more litter out to bury it, so I have to refill the box often. Your cat may have similar habits and wants, so she may not feel comfortable pooping in the litterbox. Also, what litter do you use? Maybe the litter is uncomfortable for her. I notice with some litter, cats aren't as comfortable with it, I guess it feels rough on their feet or something. When you completely clean out the litterbox and put in completely fresh litter, do they like to go walk around in it? I noticed that with the litters they like most, they like to go knead and pad around in the fresh litter because it's made to feel more comfortable for them. It's not always the most expensive litter, either. I used Boots and Berkeley scented multi-cat scooping hard clumping litter. I notice they do seem to like some scented ones better than unscented.
 

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It's a medium uncovered one. I fill it pretty deep cause my other ones like to dig. This one doesn't dig, or bury her poop when she does do it in the box. I use the Swheat Stuff litter. And yes, when I refill it they go and investigate it.
 

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How many litters boxes do you have? Maybe try putting another one near the spot your cat is pooping and see if that helps. I have 4 cats and need 4 litter boxes just to keep one of them satisfied enough to not go on the floor... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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General rule is you need one litter box per cat, plus one extra. I have 2 cats/2 boxes which works for me and my kitties, but cats can be very particular. Also, I highly suggest unscented litter. Cats have a highly sensitive sense of smell (which I'm sure you are aware of) so if an odor is someone pungent to us, it's probably torture for a cat. I use World's Best Cat Litter. It's great. All natural, unscented, biodegradable and clumping. You should most definitely call your vet as well. Unusual cat behavior can often times be more serious than just a cat being finicky.
 

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Try spraying the area where she poops with some kind of citrus. Apparently, cats hate citrus. I used to keep a sachet of orange peels in places where the cat shouldn't go.<br><br>
If that doesn't work, I'd put another litter box where she poops and then slowly move it (an inch a day) to where you want it to be.
 

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Is she allowed outside? Some cats seem to really prefer to going to the bathroom outside. I used to have five cats and one litterbox, but they only used the box to pee or on rainy days, and even then the feral ones would still go outside. Was she a stray before you got her, or do you know anything about a previous owner? It sounds like maybe this might be what she's expecting since she goes near the door, but if you don't want to let her out I agree with the suggestion to put it near the door, where she seems more comfortable, and once she stops going outside of the box, you can gradually move it back.
 
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