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one of my cats messed in the kitchen last night which i thought was an accident as he has never done this before,
but today he has gone in the same place even thought the back door is open he is 16 months old

this can be a complicated issue. if your cat is not ill which it sounds likes he is not if he has gone in the same place then it is behavioural.

The back door area is a classic place for this to happen as the smell of another cat outside may be detectable to him.

Any way as I say this can be a complicated issue, So I have written a web page about this issue (middening) as an aid to cat owners. Hope it helps, here is the page

best wishes Kate


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Kate Tilmouth


I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.


I run my own cat website at and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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