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Why is my cat spending more time inside and peeing inside now too?


My cat used to spend most of his time outdoors, but in the past month, he refuses to go out, and he’s even started to piddle indoors (I had to get a litter tray). Why would this be?


The most likely cause is that he had a fright outside of some kind, such as being chased by another cat, or a dog. He’ll probably gradually gather confidence again, but meanwhile, there’s nothing wrong with a cat becoming an indoor pet (as long as you don’t mind the daily cleaning of his litter tray!)

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