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    Cat owners/vets, help please.

    We have a problem with our cat which, apart from everything else, is a little embarassing. He is about 2 1/2 years old and we have started noticing small pellets of pooh here and there around the house every now and then. They are about the size of a rabbit dropping and initially we thought it was a blob of mud but now we're sure it's coming from him. He and his sister have a litter tray permanently available which they do use particularly at this time of year as the catflap is locked from dusk till dawn to keep them in. Cats are normally so clean and we've owned cats for many years but never had anything like this before. Any ideas anybody?

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    Sure its not mice or rats? Sounds too small for cat eggs

    Have you changed their diet recently?

    If you have more than one cat then why are you 'blaming' one in particular?:? and as said above...are you sure it isnt something else :?

    Do you own a rabbit?

    Cat eggs???

    Original Poster

    For example, we've found them in the morning in his bed and it seems that he doesn't even know he's done it. Almost like it's just dropped out, so to speak. Their diet hasn't changed and its definitely not mice or rats. They are terrific mousers and catch anything with a pulse that comes within range! And no we dont own a rabbit.

    Lulu'sMammy;7003387

    Cat eggs???


    Same as dog eggs but from a cat instead!*









    [SIZE=1][COLOR=Silver]*Polite way of saying poop[/COLOR][/SIZE]

    Bizzare :?

    If you've got a good vets, maybe you could give them a call and ask to have a quick chat with a nurse cause you;ve got a quick question about your cat, and then ask the nurse if this is 'normal' or a common problem, then go from there.

    Weird sugestion...and don't laugh but.... my cat seems to have a lot of hair in her poo and because of this the poo is often strung together like beads lol...i have found it dangling out of her bottom before!

    Original Poster

    Interesting. Seems I am not alone. Found ]this I guess I should have googled before asking, but might help others.

    kingy58;7003530

    Interesting. Seems I am not alone. Found ]this I guess I should have … Interesting. Seems I am not alone. Found ]this I guess I should have googled before asking, but might help others.



    Wow never heard of that before - good luck trying to deal with - only prob I have with mine is she squats in tray with legs on edge and misses tray completely lol - thank god for newspaper !!!!

    bellabonkers;7003514

    Weird sugestion...and don't laugh but.... my cat seems to have a lot of … Weird sugestion...and don't laugh but.... my cat seems to have a lot of hair in her poo and because of this the poo is often strung together like beads lol...i have found it dangling out of her bottom before!




    BUM NUTS!

    Now here's a thing, we had the same with our kitten (well cat 18 mos) Trigger, just two weeks ago. We knew it was him and not his sister btw. The vet said he was probably stressed (yeah I know!) and possibly it was the firework noises, got to say he always runs away from the hoover so it's quite probable. He recommended a product called Feliway , which is a natural spray to prevent and reduce stress (I know, I know) and before that to clean all cat level entry areas with surgical spirit. It was quite expensive £23 for 60ml but worth every penny. Now it may have been a coincidence but the little cat poos have stopped (for now and I hope I'm not tempting fate here). So worth a pop. There was a post earlier today with 20% off at Vet Pet or something, can't remember the company, hang on and I'll put a link in and they may have it or I normally use VetUk who definately will have it. Hope this helps, you are not alone as they say!

    Kingy withoout knowing age/ health history of the cat, i would say these are in effect "cling ons". If not then it could be behavioural.
    I suggest trimming around the cats backside, otherwise if they becomes a build up, you will have noend of problems such as maggots, infection etc. If you need any more help i'll try my best. Although i am qualified in Feline natures my profession lies soley with canine but i will help as much as possible.

    Also i have NEVER heard faeces referred to as eggs.

    g1bbuk;7003633

    BUM NUTS!



    lol yes...hasn't happend for a while but with a bit of vigourous running around they drop off...
    Sounds like that's what could be happening.

    bellabonkers;7003514

    Weird sugestion...and don't laugh but.... my cat seems to have a lot of … Weird sugestion...and don't laugh but.... my cat seems to have a lot of hair in her poo and because of this the poo is often strung together like beads lol...i have found it dangling out of her bottom before!


    Thats from licking her paws/legs and swallowing the hair on her tongue

    Lulu'sMammy;7003695

    Thats from licking her paws/legs and swallowing the hair on her tongue



    Yes, though oddly she never seems to suffer from, hairballs or anything like that.

    kingy58;7003412

    For example, we've found them in the moring in his bed and it seems that … For example, we've found them in the moring in his bed and it seems that he doesn't even know he's done it. Almost like it's just dropped out, so to speak. Their diet hasn't changed and its definitely not mice or rats. They are terrific mousers and catch anything with a pulse that comes within range! And no we dont own a rabbit.



    have you thought to ask your cat :thinking: rather than all of us :whistling:

    Original Poster

    renown;7003713

    have you thought to ask your cat :thinking: rather than all of us … have you thought to ask your cat :thinking: rather than all of us :whistling:


    I did that first but didn't get a satisfactory answer!
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