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Suddenly stopped using the litter tray, Cat, Suddenly

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Suddenly stopped using the litter tray
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Cat
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the cat?
Customer: Suddenly stopped using the litter tray
JA: Where does the cat seem to hurt?
Customer: No where
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: Suddenly stopped using the litter tray
JA: Is the cat eating normally?
Customer: Yes
JA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the cat having trouble peeing or pooing?
Customer: Yes
JA: What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Luna 2 years
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi, cat not in pain and is eating normally but we have just noticed that she has stopped using the litter tray. She has urinated but I have not seen any poo for a couple of days now. She has free access outside via a cat flap
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. You're through to Dr Chris, a Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you shortly.

Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

Thanks for your question. Just to clarify your concern is that Luna has not passed visible faeces for 2 days but is using her litter tray to urinate? Is that correct?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Hi there, we have 2 cats... One of them has urinated and passed food through
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Luna has urinated but I haven't seeen any signs of poo
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
She does go outside a lot so I was wondering if she might have started to do her business outside
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

OK. Yes I would think that is the most likely explanation. If she were constipated we would expect to see some evidence of this (straining, hard dry faeces etc). Do monitor for any such symptoms and take her to the vet if noted, but as you say I suspect she is simply pooing outside.

I hope that answers your question? Please let me know if you need any further help or advice

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Okay brilliant, she looks normal and isn't bloated so I am sure that will be the case.Thank you for your time and help
Expert:  Dr Chris replied 17 days ago.

You're welcome. Best wishes