You might want to ask the vet about "Feliway". It's a pheromone
(sp?) you can spray around the house that is supposed to make cats
feel "good" and less likely to soil outside the box. Not sure how
it will affect the dog! :-)
But checking her for a medical problem first is best - sounds like
you're on top of it.
--- In email@example.com, "Dana Rulf" <drulf@c...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I told my sister I'd ask you all about this, as she is at her
> Her 5 year old cat, Maggie, peed and pooped on my sister's bed last
> night. She's never done this before, except right outside her
> box when she has felt it needed to be cleaned (my sister is a
> about cleaning the box!). Maggie has some "issues," and has never
> been a friendly cat, occasionally hissing and spitting at someone
> something for no apparant reason. But, my sister loves her just
> way she is, and has told her husband that giving her up is NOT an
> option. Maggie is going to the vet tomorrow to be checked over to
> sure it's not a medical issue, but my sister feels it is more
> behavioral in nature. We played 20 questions this a.m. about
> anything has changed at their house recently (nothing), has anyone
> been gone more often (no), has the dog's behavior changed (no)....
> on and on. I'm out of ideas and said I'd post to see if anyone out
> there had any ideas.
> I'd appreciate any advice --