Ask the Vet: 在冬天時，或者天氣冷時我的貓會更常去廁所，這有甚麼原因嗎？| My cat goes to the toilet much more frequently in winter/when it’s cold. Is there a reason for this?
Q&A with Dr Pauline Taylor, BVM&S MACVSc
DR. PAULINE SAYS: I’d really like to know if your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat and if both urine and faeces are involved. Because in winter just like we don’t want to go out when it’s cold, or raining, neither does your cat. If that’s the case, it may be simply that you are witnessing what is normal toileting for your cat because he or she doesn’t go outside. Frustration, stress, or anxiety can sometimes cause a cat to change their toileting habits. Any change in their routine, such as a new person in the household or moving house, can lead to changes in toileting. They may also “mark” spots in the house with their urine as a means of marking their territory.