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Updated on November 7, 2009

Is Your Cat Pooping On The Furniture?

Cat pooping on furniture? When your cat pees or poops on the furniture, there are a few important things you should consider before taking blind action.

Is your cat happy? As basic and almost silly a question as it is, often times cats will soil couches, chairs, beds, and other pieces of furniture as a distress cry.

Is your cat lonely? Does your kitty spend lots of time by himself? Do you work long hours? This is another important thing to take into consideration.

Let's discuss these in a bit more detail, and then we'll talk about what we can do to correct this, as well as any other nasty behavioral problems your cat may be expressing.

Cat Poop On Furniture? What Is Your Kitty Trying To Tell You?

A cat pooping on couch may simply be a cat who is in a state of serious distress.

Things to look for throughout your household are an empty food or water dish, an overflowing or amonia-rich litter box, a physically abusive child, pet, or other adult, and anything else that may be stressing your cat out in a big way.

Since our cats can't communicate with us through language, their options are limited.

And if we ignore their meows long enough, we may just get an unwanted gift on our furniture, floor, or anywhere else where a piece of... well, cat poop... is completely unacceptable.

"Pay Attention To Me Or I'll Poop On The Couch" - Your Cat

Another possibility is that your kitty is starving for some attention.

Despite their independent personas, cats are actually very social creatures. If they don't have a feline companion to stroll around with, you are likely their only source of companionship.

What happens time and time again is that a cat will poop on either their owner's bed or on the sofa while the human is away at work. If this seems to be the case for you, you may need to get your kitty a friend to play with.

Otherwise, it is possible to correct this kind of behavior through education.

A really great source for behavioral cat problem correction is Kitty-Be-Good. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about correcting their cat's behavioral problems.

Bad Kitty! Bad Kitty!

This brings me to the final potential cause of your cat pooping on furniture... and that's a disrespectful cat. It may sound silly, but it's totally accurate.

There is a chance your cat just isn't "domestic enough" yet.

And by peeing or pooping on the furniture, it is telling you in the best way it knows how "You are NOT my master. I will NOT obey you. This is MY house!"

Often times, if this is the case, your cat's behavioral problems will not be simply limited to pooping on the couch. This will also be accompanied by biting, scratching, clawing the furniture, excessive meowing, hissing, and a whole host of other unacceptable behaviors.

If this is the case, you should definitely educate yourself on how to break your cat's bad habits without breaking his spirit. There is never any excuse for cruelty. Your cat can be coached into being a happy, content, loving member of your family. You simply need the right tools.

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      carlen 19 months ago

      my cat is peeing and now she is pooping in my husbands recliner and i dont no why she also chews the hair off her body all the time she will let it grow back so long and then she starts chewing it off again.