Cat Defecating in Plant

Please help me. My very affectionate cat keeps pooping in my plant. Why?


The reason your cat defecates in your plant could be behavioral or physical. If the plant is real and is planted in dirt, cats can have a tendency to be attracted to the soil because they may think it is a proper place to use as a litter box. Many people put aluminum foil over the soil for this reason.

However, cats can also defecate inappropriately secondary to many different conditions, including worms or diseases. I have to recommend that you make an appointment with the veterinarian to make sure your kitty's health is fine before assuming it is a behavioral problem. Be sure and take a stool sample with you to the vet when you go.

Thank you for writing,
Dr. Neely