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Buttons Eating Stray Cat Poop (Ewwwww!) Any solutions?

I let Buttons out into the yard today and she very happily and excitedly ran to the back of the yard and looked like she started to eat something. I yelled, "Get over here and DROP IT!" She ran over to me and spit out a completely whole log of cat poop! (Ok, good dog for bringing it to me and dropping it! Praises for that!) She can find cat poop in my yard as if she's got a built in cat poop GPS device strapped to her head! Anyway, I know it was cat poop because stray cats are always in and out of everyone's yard in this neighborhood and their poop looks different from her poop. And she just eats it as if it were manna that fell from the sky just for her!

She's eaten cat poop before and has gotten really sick from it. So much so that I had to bring her to the vet because she had horrible diarrhea. The vet gave her a shot and gave us medicine to treat her for worms.

Does anyone have a solution to keeping stray cats out of their yard? I've tried commercial sprays and powders but it seems to have no effect. For you cat lovers out there, don't get me wrong, I don't dislike cats, and I in no way want to harm them. I just don't want them pooping in my yard.
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Try searching this topic. I think it came up not long ago, but don't recall that any workable solutions came up. Wandering cats are hard to deal with.

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Dusty used to do that! I agree. Ewww!
For the most part, the stray cats have quit coming around, but I don't know why. I thought maybe it was because there are dog smells all over the yard now. Hopefully they will start leaving your yard alone too!

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Well, I have the answer for you! I had the same problem with our neighbor's cats which used our backyard for pooping every day it seemed. Maddie was never a doggie poop eater, but kitty poop.....yum. Her vet calls it "Kitty Rocca", as dogs seem to love it like candy.

I tried every home remedy ever suggested including orange peels, coffee grounds, etc. with nothing working. I didn't want to use the chemical cat deter products, as they're not good for dogs or cats. I didn't want to harm the cat, just keep it out of my yard. Here's the product that absolutely worked 100% for us.


I bought mine at a local hardware store, but you can get it online. The scarecrow has a motion sensor that sprays water in a large arc (adjustable) when the cat enters its range. We would hear it go off at night and know that the cat had tried to come into the yard. You must remember to turn it off in the morning or when you or your dog are using the yard, as it will get you too. It only took about a week or so and the cat stopped trying. If he tried a different way to come in, we'd move the scarecrow. After about 2 months, we were able to take the scarecrow down. Its perfectly safe for wildlife and kitties, but will keep them away. It worked great!

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What a very cool idea!!!

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Jeanne, My dad used a device like that for chasing off coyotes. And for teasing the grandkids!

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Well, I have the answer for you! I had the same problem with our neighbor's cats which used our backyard for pooping every day it seemed. Maddie was never a doggie poop eater, but kitty poop.....yum. Her vet calls it "Kitty Rocca", as dogs seem to love it like candy.

I tried every home remedy ever suggested including orange peels, coffee grounds, etc. with nothing working. I didn't want to use the chemical cat deter products, as they're not good for dogs or cats. I didn't want to harm the cat, just keep it out of my yard. Here's the product that absolutely worked 100% for us. Amazon.com: Contech Electronics CRO101 Scarecrow Motion-Activated Sprinkler: Home & Garden I bought mine at a local hardware store, but you can get it online. The scarecrow has a motion sensor that sprays water in a large arc (adjustable) when the cat enters its range. We would hear it go off at night and know that the cat had tried to come into the yard. You must remember to turn it off in the morning or when you or your dog are using the yard, as it will get you too. It only took about a week or so and the cat stopped trying. If he tried a different way to come in, we'd move the scarecrow. After about 2 months, we were able to take the scarecrow down. Its perfectly safe for wildlife and kitties, but will keep them away. It worked great!
Jeanne! Thank you soooo much for that suggestion. I will certainly get one and give it a try. Looks like a good deal. Yeah!!!!
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